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Meet the Under-the-Radar Company that Brings You the Best Animation in the World GKIDS has found success in the risky independent film business by bringing innovative, international ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Angry Birds’ Hatches

Rovio Entertainment’s long-awaited Angry Birds movie catapults into theaters on May 20, and the studio has let loose a new action-packed trailer that will hit you right in the giblets. ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Adds Global Partners for ‘Angry Birds’

Rovio Entertainment has appointed several licensing agencies in EMEA to help both the licensor and local licensees realize the full potential of the Angry Birds brand. Teaming up alongside ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Cutting a Third of Workforce

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish mobile game company behind 2009’s break-out hit Angry Birds, has announced it will be laying off more than a third of its staff, citing a need to ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Vet Tuomo Korpinen Joins Rovio

Tuomo Korpinen, a former DreamWorks Animation executive, has joined Rovio Entertainment as President of Rovio Animation and Blue Bird Distribution, and Global Executive VP of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Inks ‘Angry Birds’ Deal with Rovio

CAKE has entered a distribution deal with Rovio Entertainment to represent its slate of animated content based on the popular Angry Birds brand. Under the agreement, CAKE will rep the ... Continue Reading →
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New Dates for ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Alvin 4′

Looks like the studios are shuffling their lineups before taking a holiday break. The good news for fans of Angry Birds is the animated feature from game-maker Rovio and Sony has been ... Continue Reading →
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Jason Sudeikis to Lead ‘Angry Birds’ Cast

Sony’s animated feature adaptation of Rovio Entertainment’s smash-hit Angry Birds game franchise will feature the voice of Saturday Night Live alumnus Jason Sudeikis as ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Takes Two Licensing Excellence Awards

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the top-winning animation-related property at the 2014 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards, handed out at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. TMNT won for ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →