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Headline News Halo Universe Unveils Halo Legends Anime Project

Press Release from Microsoft Corp.

A renowned set of storytellers from some of the world's leading anime studios in Japan are about to take one of the most iconic franchises in science fiction and video games to a new level. Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with some of the most acclaimed anime creators, today unveiled a new project called "Halo Legends," which will bring the "Halo" franchise and its sweeping sci-fi saga to an entirely new medium, in the form of several original anime short films.

Headline News Dexter Gets Animated Online Prequel

Showtime is creating 12 animated webisodes that will serve as a DEXTER prequel to the series, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's James Hibberd.

Titled "Earl Cuts," the webisodes will explore how Dexter honed his killing craft and will be online this fall. Michael C. Hall will do the voice work.

Headline News Andy Heyward's A Squared Inks AOL Deal

A Squared Entertainment LLC, a new children's media company formed by veterans Andy Heyward (Co-President) and Amy Moynihan (Co-President), has teamed up with AOL to unveil a new slate of purpose-driven entertainment brands for children. The programs will feature some of the most iconic personalities of all time -- Warren Buffett, Gisele Bundchen, Martha Stewart and the late Carl Sagan -- and will entertain and teach kids about finance, the environment, creativity, and science.

Headline News Sam Raimi to Direct World of Warcraft Movie

Press Release from Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures

LOS ANGELES -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment's award-winning Warcraft universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

Headline News Disney Interactive Studios Deploys G-Force on Mission to Retail Shelves

Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios

BURBANK, Calif. -- A unique group of pint-sized heroes is ready to save the world. G-FORCE, the video game inspired by the highly anticipated feature film "G-Force" from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is available now at all major retailers.

G-FORCE is available on Wii, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Nintendo DS and Windows-based PC.

Headline News Target Entertainment signs first PlayStation Licenses

Press Release from Target Entertainment Group

London: Target Entertainment Group has signed its first licensing deals for PlayStation software IPs (Intellectual Properties), covering a range of titles.

A plush and accessory deal for LITTLEBIGPLANET has already been secured with Impact International for the UK, Eire and the Middle East. The deal will see the toy company produce a range of plush items, bean toys, mugs, bobbleheads and bags, all featuring LITTLEBIGPLANET's iconic character Sackboy.

Headline News Ubisoft Creates New Social Gaming Experience on Facebook

Press Release from Ubisoft

SAN FRANCISCO -- July 21, 2009 -- Today Ubisoft stepped into the social gaming medium, unveiling UbiFriends, a new gaming portal on Facebook Platform. The portal will regularly offer new games and applications for Facebook users to share and have fun with their Facebook friends. The first game available on UbiFriends is TickTock, a trivia game designed to test Facebook users' knowledge of their friends.

Headline News Stan Lee's POW!, Disney Release New Motion Comic Series

Press Release from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

BURBANK, Calif., July 21 -- Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, together with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, today announced the release of an all new original digital motion comic series, Time Jumper, available exclusively on the iTunes store (www.iTunes.com), beginning July 24, 2009.

Headline News EA and DC Comics Enter Nine Circles of Hell with Dante's Inferno Comic

Press Release from Electronic Arts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Visceral Games, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced a collaboration with DC Comics/WildStorm to develop a comic book mini-series based on DANTE'S INFERNO, EA's video game adaptation of part one of THE DIVINE COMEDY.

Headline News Loesch to Head Hasbro, Discovery Multimedia Venture

Hasbro, Inc. and Discovery Communications announced that children’s entertainment veteran Margaret Loesch has been named President and CEO of the companies’ multi-platform joint venture. The yet-to-be-named network is expected to premiere in Fall 2010 reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households on what is currently Discovery Kids channel. Loesch will assume her new position on August 17th and will be based in Los Angeles.

Headline News Exclusive Harry Potter Theatrical Clip Podcast and App Now on iTunes

Press Release from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the availability of exclusive Harry Potter content on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com). Harry Potter fans can download for free and enjoy never before seen footage from the highly anticipated film "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince" and a Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince App.

Headline News Lead Balloon Rises with Original Content Production

Press Release from Psychic Bunny

Next Gen content produced by those who consume it: hybrid production studio Psychic Bunny is excited to unveil its original content banner Lead Balloon (www.madeoflead.com). Launched to produce feature films, web series, games, mobile and interactive projects, Lead Balloon is currently wrapping two projects, an exclusive web series "Coma, Period" with a distribution deal soon to be announced and an independent feature film "The Echo Game."

Headline News Disney Interactive to Release Christmas Carol Game for DS

Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios

BURBANK, Calif. -- A new generation of fans will soon connect like never before with the illustrious story and characters of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Disney Interactive Studios today announced it will publish the video game inspired by DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the Charles Dickens tale re-imagined by Robert Zemeckis as a major feature film starring Jim Carrey. DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL video game is scheduled for release exclusively for Nintendo DS in North America on November 3, 2009.

Headline News WB Buys Up Midway Games in Court

Warner Bros. has purchased most of Midway Games' assets for $33 million in bankruptcy court, according to VARIETY. WB now owns MORTAL KOMBAT, SPY HUNTER and JOUST, among other game franchises. It opted not to buy two development studios owned by Midway in San Diego, California and Newcastle, England.

A bankruptcy court in Delaware gave the approval for the deal last week, adding that all objections to the sale had been resolved. Midway filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Headline News Six Flags Expands Partnership With Nintendo

Press Release from Six Flags, Inc.

Six Flags, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SIXFQ), the world's largest regional theme park company, announced today that it will expand its partnership with Nintendo and provide theme park guests with the unique opportunity to play the upcoming Wii Sports Resort(TM) video game. The game features 12 different fun sports activities like archery, basketball and table tennis that everyone in the family can play and comes with the new Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessory, which makes games even more precise.

Headline News Oscar Winner Kunio Kato's Work Now on Crunchyroll

Kunio Kato's 2009 Academy Award-winning animated short film, LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES, as well as his earlier work, THE DIARY OF TORTOV RODDLE are streaming today on Crunchyroll. More information can be found at:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/La_Maison_en_Petits_Cubes and http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/The_Diary_of_Tortov_Roddle.

Headline News Ten Fan-Fave LucasArts PC Games Coming to Direct Download

Press Release from LucasArts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- July 6, 2009 -- Fans have asked and LucasArts has delivered! Today the company announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as digital downloads online.

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