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Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Introduces Lustre 2007

Autodesk Inc. has launched the Autodesk Lustre 2007 digital color grading solution. Lustre has shaped hundreds of films, including KING KONG, CLERKS II and the upcoming films MACBETH and THE BLACK DAHLIA. There is also growing demand for specialized digital grading tools such as Lustre in the TV industry and for films shot in high definition (HD). With Lustre, colorists can deliver stylized looks, maintain continuity across shots and change the time of day during which a story takes place.

Animation Headline News

BET Inks Animation Pact With Film Roman

BET's newly-established animation division announces two new major deals in the world of animation. BET has partnered with Film Roman to produce a slate of animated films and multi-platform series. In addition, BET is re-uniting Denys Cowan, BET svp of animation and his former creative partner, Milestone Media co-founder Dwayne McDuffie (STATIC SHOCK) to create a new action adventure series.

Mobile Headline News

Gameloft Secures Mobile Gaming Rights To Lost & Desperate Housewives

Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on the award-winning series LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, which air on ABC-TV in the U.S. The games are scheduled for release in early 2007.

Star Headline News

All Five Captains to Voice Star Trek: Legacy Videogame

Bethesda Softwork has secured all five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK series captains William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Kate Mulgrew to provide voiceovers in the STAR TREK: LEGACY videogame. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated in a single STAR TREK project together.

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GameTap Gets More Animated With Computer Lab & CN Cartoon Series

GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System Inc. (TBS), has added content for its animation channel, featuring an original series entitled, "Computer Lab," and select animation content from the Cartoon Network and the Anime Channel. COMPUTER LAB is the 12th original series to debut only on GameTap.

Games Headline News

Re-Named F.E.A.R. Multiplayer Available for Free Aug. 17

Sierra Ent. has renamed the multiplayer component from the award-winning PC title, F.E.A.R. (FIRST ENCOUNTER ASSAULT RECON) to F.E.A.R. COMBAT, and will be made available to the public as a free download on Aug. 17, 2006.

F.E.A.R. COMBAT is the complete multiplayer component of F.E.A.R., and includes all the updates, additional official maps and additional official game modes all in one downloadable file. F.E.A.R. COMBAT users may play against the owners of the retail version of F.E.A.R., as well as the other F.E.A.R. COMBAT users.

F.E.A.R. COMBAT features:

Games Headline News

WB Online Launches Web Initiative For Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera & Scooby-Doo

Warner Bros. Online is launching a website for the classic animation house Hanna-Barbera, relaunching its Scooby-Doo website and add a host of new content to its site.

Beginning in mid-August, each site will roll out new, innovative, interactive content, including: broadband video channels featuring classic animated shorts; original downloadable audio content; customized applications; social networking; user-generated content; games and much more.

Game Headline News

Rockstar’s Controversial Bully Ready to Launch in October

Rockstar, the maker of best-selling videogame series GRANT THEFT AUTO, announced that it would launch its controversial new game, BULLY, in October.

Set in a U.S. boarding school, the game follows 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he violently defends himself against school bullies ranging from nerds to jocks to authoritarian prefects.

"Finally BULLY can speak for itself. People can look at the game and see what it is and what it's not," company spokesman Rodney Walker said.

Games Headline News

Sierra Ent. Sets Star-Studded Voice Talent for TimeShift Videogame

Vivendi Games' Sierra Ent. has secured top Hollywood talent to provide voices for the characters featured in the videogame, TIMESHIFT, scheduled to release for the Xbox 360 and PC this September. Dennis Quaid, Nick Chinlund and Michael Ironside will add their voices to the original first-person shooter videogame offering unprecedented time-control technology that allows players to slow, stop or reverse time in order to overcome difficult scenarios and defeat challenging enemies.

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iThentic Looking For Shorts For Mobile Distribution is looking for original animated short to distribute over cellphones. The company is looking for film under three minutes and 15 MB file size. Visit for details or contact for more information. Entries that arrive before Aug. 15, 2006, will be considered for iThentics September release.

Game Headline News

DreamWorks, Aardman, Mark Burnett Prods. & AOL Team for Flushed Away Online Game

Mark Burnett Prods. and AOL are collaborating with DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features to create the FLUSHED AWAY UNDERGROUND ADVENTURE, DreamWorks first online game with custom animation integration, based upon the animated feature, FLUSHED AWAY, which opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 3, 2006.

Games Headline News

Vivendi Games Releases Miami Vice The Game for PSP

Vivendi Games' Sierra Ent. has released MIAMI VICE THE GAME to U.S. retail stores. Set in present-day Miami, the third-person action shooter is inspired by the Universal Pictures crime drama, MIAMI VICE, in theaters July 28, 2006. Players will go deep undercover as narcotic officers Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the notorious world of MIAMI VICE.

Developed by U.K.-based Rebellion, MIAMI VICE THE GAME is available exclusively for PSP. The development of the game comes through an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.

Headline News

10-Minutes of Ultimate Avengers 2 To Debut on Habbo

Lionsgate has launched the first 10 minutes of its Marvel animated feature, ULTIMATE AVENGERS 2, on the popular website, This event marks the first time the online community will be able to view 10 full minutes of a never-before-seen film prior to its release.

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EA to Unleash The Sims 2 Pets

Fans of the popular SIMS videdogame series may enrich the lives of their Sims with the addition of an animal companion. Electronic Arts announced SIMS 2, is going to the dogs and for that matter, to the cats, guinea pigs and birds too. The company is releasing The Sims 2 Pets on current generation console systems, handheld platforms and as a PC expansion pack. THE SIMS 2 PETS will build on the THE SIMS 2 experience that allows players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny.

Film Headline News

THQ Releases New Monster House Videogame

THQ Inc. has released MONSTER HOUSE videogame for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS. The game is based on the recently released MONSTER HOUSE film by award-winning producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, and director Gil Kenan. Many could be seen playing it at the recent Comic-Con International 2006.

Games Headline News

University Games to Make LEGO Games & Colorforms

University Games, an international toy and game company, has aligned with the LEGO Group to create LEGO branded games and Colorforms products.

Available now, LEGO BIONICLE: The Quest Game includes six exclusive Toa Inika game piece figures and a Protodermis ball launcher that players use to take on the evil Piraka. Each player needs to find the Mask of Life and save the BIONICLE universe.

Kids Headline News

ReelTime TV To Launch Kids Online Network

ReelTime Rentals Inc., the first broadband network offering a true full screen, DVD quality, "point, click and watch" online television experience, announced today (July 19, 2006) it is launching a specific service for kids of animated and live-action programming.

Speed Headline News

Sneak Peek Of All-New Speed Racer Webtoons At Comic-Con

With 2006 being the 40th Anniversary of SPEED RACER, Art Asylum will be premiering episodes of the new animated promos, as well as the videogame, upcoming SPEED RACER soundtrack and toy line exclusively at Booth # 3913 at San Diegos Comic-Con, July 1923, 2006. Each day of the show fans can come by and watch the individual episodes while they meet the team from Heroes Garage.

Series Headline News

Austin’s D7 Studios Releases Animated Series Free Online

D7 Studios has launched the first chapter of its new animated adventure series, D7PEACEMAKER REVELATION, in multi-platform release, including High Definition, DVD, iPod and Internet download at The online version of the series allows the viewer to watch and interact with additional scenes, giving more insight into specific characters and foreshadow events to come.

Mobile Headline News

Comic Strip Network Adds Dating Amy & Day by Day Cartoons

SmashPhone, a mobile phone comic strip network, announced it's bringing Amy DeZeller's DATING AMY and Chris Muir's DAY BY DAY comic strips to mobile phones everywhere. Viewers may access the SmashPhone Comic Strip Network through Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and many other carriers. The comics are served by SmashPhone for free (although phone company data charges may apply).

Headline News

THQ Races MotoGP, Gets Juiced on PSP & Launches Titan Quest

THQ Inc. has released three new games, including MOTOGP '06 for Xbox 360, JUICED: ELIMINATOR for PSP and TITAN QUEST for PC.

Developed by Climax, MOTOGP '06 is rated "E" for Everyone and is available worldwide for $59.99.

Anime Headline News

Right Stuf Launches Special Anime Expo Podcast

The Right Stuf Intl (TRSI) has launched a special episode of ANIME TODAY, the first commercial podcast aimed at anime and manga enthusiasts, covering the biggest anime convention in the U.S. Anime Expo.

ANIME TODAY is rated one of the top 100 podcasts of all TV & Movie podcasts subscriptions on Apples iTunes competing against major podcasts by corporate moguls such as Cartoon Network, Fox and HBO. ANIME TODAY fans have been raving about the show since its initial debut last November.

Headline News

Hello Garci Toon Now on Google Video

The HELLO GARCI video is now on Google Video, reports The short animation features excerpts from Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's alleged phone conversation with Commission on Elections Commissioner Virgilio "Garci" Garcillano as she manipulate the results of the 2004 elections in her favor.

Headline News

Atari & Playlogic Set Sail With Age Of Pirates: Caribbean Tales

Atari Inc. announced the company has signed a deal with Playlogic Ent. to distribute the new action-adventure role-playing game AGE OF PIRATES: CARIBBEAN TALES throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The game is scheduled for release for the Windows platform in September 2006.

Mobile Headline News

MTV Int'l’s First Made-for-Mobile Animations Debut Globally

MTV Networks International (MTVNI) debuted its first animated series of made-for-mobile shorts, WULFFMORGENTHALER. A co-production between MTVNI and the "Danish Duo" Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler, the series of 20 short animations is inspired by the famous WULFFMORGENTHALER comic strips of the same name. The witty, compelling animations are the perfect "snack-size" for mobile users wanting more.

WULFFMORGENTHALER underscores MTVNIs commitment to creating and providing users with breakthrough, original mobile content.