Creative Wonders

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Creative Wonders
Fate Ran as independent unit under The Learning Company, and officially shut down in 1999.
Successor The Learning Company
Founded 1994
Founder Joint venture of ABC and Electronic Arts.
Defunct 1999

Creative Wonders was an educational software corporation from 1994 to 1999. It created computer games based on children's characters like Sesame Street, Madeline, Schoolhouse Rock!, Arthur, Little Bear, Dr. Seuss and ABC World Reference.

History[edit]

Creative Wonders started out in 1994 as a division of Electronic Arts. Creative Wonders was responsible for creating popular games like the Sesame Street and Madeline series. In 1995, Creative Wonders teamed with ABC to create the ABC World Reference Series, a series of encyclopedias and atlases on CD-ROM.

In 1998, Creative Wonders was purchased by The Learning Company and folded in 1999.

Products[edit]

  • Sesame Street (1995-2000)
  • Madeline (1995–1999)
  • Schoolhouse Rock (1995–1999)
  • ABC World Reference Series (1997–1999)
  • Slam Dunk Typing (1997)
  • The Baby-sitters Club (1998)
  • Arthur (1999)
  • Little Bear (2000)
  • Dr. Seuss (1999)

Software[edit]

Sesame Street[edit]

  • Numbers (1994)
  • Letters (1994)
  • Let's Make a Word! (1995)
  • Art Workshop (1995)
  • Get Set to Learn (1996)
  • Elmo's Preschool (1996)
  • Search and Learn Adventures (1997)
  • Grover's Travels (1998)
  • The Three Grouchketeers (1998)
  • Elmo's Reading Basics (1998)
  • Elmo Through the Looking-Glass (1998)
  • Baby and Me (1999)

Madeline[edit]

Vortex was the developer of the Madeline series, while Creative Arts was the publisher.

Schoolhouse Rock![edit]

  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Grammar Rock (1995)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Math Rock (1996)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: America Rock (1996)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Activity Pack (1996)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Science Rock (1997)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: 1st & 2nd Grade Math & Science (1997)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: 3rd & 4th Grade Essentials (1997)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: 1st & 4th Grade Math Essentials Deluxe (1997)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Thinking Games (1998)

ABC World Reference series[edit]

  • 3D Atlas (1994-1997)
    • 3D Atlas 97 (1994)
    • 3D Atlas 98 (1997)
  • Wide World of Animals (1995-1996)
  • ABC NewsLinks (1996)
  • Wide World of Dinosaurs (1998)

Arthur[edit]

  • Arthur's Kindergarten (1999)
  • Arthur's 1st Grade (1999)
  • Arthur's 2nd Grade (1999)
  • Arthur's Reading Games (1999)
  • Arthur's Math Games (1999)
  • Arthur's Thinking Games (1999)

Little Bear[edit]

  • Little Bear Preschool Thinking Adventures (1999)
  • Little Bear Kindergarten Thinking Adventures (1999)
  • Little Bear Rainy Day Activities (1999)

Dr. Seuss[edit]

  • Dr. Seuss Toddler (1999)
  • Dr. Seuss Preschool (1999)
  • Dr. Seuss Kindergarten (1999)
  • Dr. Seuss Reading Games (1999)

Other titles[edit]

  • Family Album Creator (1996)
  • The Baby-sitters Club (1997)
  • Slam Dunk Typing (1997)
  • LearningBuddies TV Pack (1999)
  • LearningBuddies PC Pack (1999)

See also[edit]