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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here. + Activision Blizzard Consumer ... Continue Reading →
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Sander Schwartz Shreds with ‘Subway Surfers’ TV Toon

Danish developer SYBO has signed Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer Sander Schwartz to develop and produce animated content based on its smash hit mobile game, Subway Surfers. Schwartz ... Continue Reading →
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GoldieBlox Boosts Entertainment & Marketing Teams

Children’s multimedia company GoldieBlox has expanded its entertainment and marketing teams with the hiring of kids’ entertainment veterans Kenny Davis (Chief Marketing Officer), ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Wins Best of Gamescom Award

The winners of the 2016 Gamescom Awards were announced and honored at a ceremony at the annual Cologne, Germany conference on Friday, August 19. The coveted Best of Gamescom Award went ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Suits Up for ‘PJ Masks’ & ‘Skylanders’ Seasons

French CG studio TeamTO has been confirmed it will be back in the production saddle for the second seasons of two high-profile animated series: Activision’s Skylanders Academy, ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Opens Beijing Office

Paris-based CGI studio TeamTO (Angelo Rules, PJ Masks) announces the opening of a new office in Beijing, China, headed by experienced film industry executive Shu Ye. The establishment ... Continue Reading →
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Director Ben Hibon Joins Psyop Film & TV

Award-winning director Ben Hibon has signed on with Psyop Film and Television, and will be joining the studio’s Vancouver office team as the company continues to expand its present ... Continue Reading →
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Cogswell Ranked Among Top NorAm Game Schools

Cogswell College has been named one of the top schools in North America to study game design in 2016, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review. The San Jose college ranked ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: The Top Videogames of the Show

Videogames continue to be wildly popular across the globe, with sales of over $91 billion and 1.2 billion players in 2015, according to Newzoo. What types of games are popular continues ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →