“Merlin” returns for the fifth and final season on Syfy with 13 all-new episodes beginning Friday, January 4 at 10PM.
Nickelodeon celebrates 2013 with “SpongeBob SquarePants” marathon; brand-new episode, “Squid’s Defense: Karate Pants,” premieres at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Video game developer THQ files for bankruptcy, with assets to be acquired by private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group.
The Museum of Modern Art acquires a selection of 14 video games for a new category of artworks in MoMA’s collection.
Nickelodeon launches “Scribble Hero,” an arcade-style action game available for download on iOS devices.
Rainbow announces a strategic game deal with Tsumanga Studios, with the first title based on global kids brand “Winx Club.”
Silver Dolphin Books launches kids’ app publishing business and acquires app publishing rights to evergreen brands Little Critter and Richard Scarry.
Entertainment advertising agency The Ant Farm announces the appointment of Doug Brandt to Chief Executive Officer/Creative Director.
Game developer Rovio Entertainment enlists John Cohen to produce the 3D computer-generated film with executive producer David Maisel for a summer 2016 release.
Aardman Animations unveils a quirky, gothic new online film featuring the classic TV character, Morph.
Hasbro announces the integration of all of its content initiatives, including television, film, commercial productions and short-form content, under Stephen Davis, president of Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios accelerates an audacious intergalactic adventure for the teaser trailer of the new Industrial Toys mobile title, “Morning Star. “
Aardman and Chillingo announce the launch of the latest episode in the award-winning “Home Sheep Home 2” game suite.
Blacklist’s animation team Polynoid collaborates with 343 Industries to create five openers for the web series “Forward Unto Dawn,” promoting the release of “Halo 4.”
Motion capture and animation service company House of Moves teams with Treyarch and Activision Publishing to provide full performance capture for cinematics featured in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”
Aardman Digital announces the launch of a fun and engaging mobile-browser game created for the BAFTA award winning CBeebies’ show “Something Special.”