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Sony Imageworks Moving to Vancouver

Sony has revealed plans to move the headquarters for its Sony Pictures Imageworks visual-effects division from Culver City to Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to move into a new ... Continue Reading →
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Mobile Games Outfit Boomlagoon Explodes with $3.6M Investment

Finnish mobile games company Boomlagoon has announced it has secured $3.6 million USD in its latest Series A investment round. The new investors were led by Northzone, with additional ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Flies to SPI Vancouver

Rovio Entertainment has chosen Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver as its primary animation house for the production of the Angry Birds movie, the upcoming animated film based on ... Continue Reading →
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Calabash Animates ‘Angry Birds’ Game Ad

Calabash Animation has bought to life Rovio’s iconic Angry Birds for a 30-second spot for the brand’s Pirate Pig Attack board game. Created via the Uproar! Agency in New ... Continue Reading →
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Is Disney Preparing Darth Vader-Themed TV Specials?

Folks who have been attending London’s Brand Licensing Show got some unexpected news about the Star Wars franchise through Disney’s consumer branch. A brochure from Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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First-Time Directors On Board ‘Angry Birds’ Pic

Rovio Entertainment announced this week that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct the upcoming 3-D, CG-animated Angry Birds movie. The film is being produced by John Cohen and ... Continue Reading →
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New Media News Bytes

+ Adult Swim, the mature auds-targeted basic cable network, has launched live streaming functionality on AdultSwim.com and via the Watch [adult swim] app for iOS and Android. The launch ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s BRB Captures the Monster Hit ‘Invizimals’

Spanish studio BRB/Studio 21 and Sony are ready to unleash an immersive animated TV show based on Sony’s popular game franchise, Invizimals. Barcelona-based animation producer ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Kids and family entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi will produce a second season of its animated preschool series Poppy Cat. The 52 x 11 season will again ... Continue Reading →
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Global Licensing New Bytes

Guru Studio has tapped Knockout Licensing and Super RTL Merchandising to handle the licensing for its Daytime Emmy-nominated show Justin Time in North America and Germany, respectively. ... Continue Reading →