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Halo 3 Arriving in September

HALO 3, the final chapter in the groundbreaking HALO trilogy, is set to be released worldwide beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007. Created by developer Bungie Studios and exclusive to the Xbox 360, HALO 3 will be available to audiences around the world starting Sept. 25 and will release in Europe on Sept. 26.

Show Headline News

MySpace Video To Launch Animation Show Channel & More

MySpace announced the launch of a new section within MySpace Video featuring premium content from the top news and lifestyle brands. In the coming months, MySpace Video will launch "branded channels" for its global network with news outlets, including NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES, REUTERS, and lifestyle outlets including Animation Show, The Daily Reel, Expert Village, Flow, FOX's IGN Ent., LX.TV, Octane TV, Kush TV, Ripe TV, Studio411, (from the makers of VICE MAGAZINE) and Young Hollywood.

Star Headline News

AtomFilms & Lucasfilm Announce Star Wars Fan Movie Finalists

Lucasfilm and AtomFilms announced the 19 official selections in the annual "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge," their long-running celebration of the best videos created by STAR WARS fans, for STAR WARS fans. The movies, which include short parodies, epic works of fan fiction, world premieres and Internet classics, are now available for viewing and Audience Choice voting at the Fan Movie Challenge site,

Game Headline News

Activision's Shrek the Third Videogame Ships to Retail

Activision Inc. has shipped SHREK THE THIRD videogame to retail stores in the U.S. The fate of Far Far Away is in gamers' hands as they assume the role of their favorite characters from the film and embark on an all-new adventure to save the land from the clutches of the evil Prince Charming. The SHREK THE THIRD videogame is based on DreamWorks Animation's highly anticipated feature film, which opens on May 18, 2007.

Online Headline News

Sanctuary Webisodes Premiere Online

Stage 3 Media Inc., an independent production company, announced the worldwide premiere of SANCTUARY, a new webisodic series created by veteran science fiction writer/producer Damian Kindler and led by actress Amanda Tapping (STARGATE: SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS). Featuring stunning visual effects and innovative interactive elements, SANCTUARY takes the viewer into a thrilling world where science meets the supernatural. The first of Sanctuary's eight 15-minute webisodes can be viewed exclusively online at

Series Headline News

GoFish & Icebox Reveal More Hidden Celebrity Webcam

GoFish Corp. announced the upcoming launch of its latest Internet series, HIDDEN CELEBRITY WEBCAM. The interactive program, sponsored by the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, will premiere on the GoFish Network May 17, 2007.

HIDDEN CELEBRITY WEBCAM is created by Icebox. The animated parody gives audiences a voyeur's glimpse into the most private -- and unwittingly embarrassing -- moments of some of Hollywood's most notorious celebrities as imagined by series creator, Nell Scovell.

Game Headline News

D'Oh, Here Comes the Simpsons Game

Electronic Arts Inc. today announced the upcoming release of THE SIMPSONS GAME (working title). Created in partnership with Gracie Films and 20th Century Fox Television and 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, THE SIMPSONS GAME features a storyline crafted by the TV show's Emmy Award-winning writers. The action-comedy will also feature the full cast of voice actors from the TV show who will reprise their roles for the game.

Game Headline News

El Tigre is Game With THQ

THQ Inc. announced the company's 2007 Nickelodeon videogame lineup. The upcoming portfolio will include the debut of EL TIGRE: THE ADVENTURES OF MANNY RIVERA, as well as all-new titles based on some of the top-rated kids TV shows including SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. In addition, THQ plans to release new adventures based on highly-rated Nickelodeon live-action TV shows ZOEY 101 and DRAKE AND JOSH.

Headline News

Pogo Gets Charitable with Rosie O'Donnell

Electronic Arts Inc. announced that its casual gaming destination has teamed up with Rosie O'Donnell to launch their newest charitable program "Pogo Cares Benefiting Rosie's For All Kids Foundation." This two-month program raises awareness within the community of 11 million players. Rosie's For All Kids Foundation helps bring childcare and education to America's kids. With the help of its players, will donate $30,000 to the foundation.

Animation Headline News

Animation Studios Category Added to the Voice123 Directory

The Voice123 Voice Over and Media Industry Directory has grown to include listings of animation studios.

The Voice123 Industry Directory, an online directory containing a list of resources related to the voice over acting and media industries, now features listings of studios and companies offering animation services.

Media Headline News

VIZ Media & IGN Direct Death Note Anime To Your Harddrive

VIZ Media Llc. has announced the availability of the DEATH NOTE anime series via digital download on Direct2Drive, IGN Ent.'s digital retail store. The subtitled version of the series will debut May 10, 2007, and fans may go to to download the first episode.

Media Headline News

Sanctuary Sneak Preview Now Live

Stage 3 Media Inc., an independent production company based in Vancouver, has released a five-minute sneak preview of SANCTUARY, the new online sci-fi series starring Amanda Tapping (STARGATE: SG-1, STARGATE: ATLANTIS). Showcasing exclusive scenes featuring characters and creatures that inhabit the fascinating world of SANCTUARY, the sneak preview is now available at The first of SANCTUARY'S eight 15-minute webisodes shot in HD and using an XSI pipeline will premiere May 14, 2007.

Game Headline News

Activision's Spider-Man 3 Game Unleashes the Power of the Black Suit Into Retail

Activision Inc. wants gamers to unleash their dark side in the SPIDER-MAN 3 videogame, timed to hit retail with the highly anticipated theatrical release of Sony Pictures Ent.'s Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios' SPIDER-MAN 3. Based on the famous Marvel characters, the game allows players to experience, for the first time, Spider-Man's mysterious black-suited persona, as well as his heroic red suit and battle villains in a massive New York City playground teeming with activity.

Kids Headline News

AOL Launches New Animated Kol Super Gliders

AOL's kids site, KOL ( debuted today (May 2, 2007) the KOL SUPER GLIDERS, a cartoon series based on KOL's mascots Ariel and Kiki -- two sugar gliders (marsupials) that live at the AOL headquarters in Dulles, Virginia. In the series, Ariel, the leader of the Sugar Gliders duo, and Kiki, the smart and bubbly, yet forgetful sidekick, are responsible for stopping evil schemes around the world.

Mobile Headline News

Gameloft New Mobile Motto: Live Free Or Die Hard

Gameloft announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with 20th Century Fox to develop, publish and distribute LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, the official mobile game of the sequel to the famous film series. The game will be exclusive to the mobile platform and will launch worldwide shortly before LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD's theatrical release on June 27, 2007.

Game Headline News

Sarbakan's Firechild Multiplayer Web Game Out on AOL RED

AOL's teen site, RED, is now offering FIRECHILD: TOURNAMENT OF THE ANCIENTS, a 3D, sci-fi action, multiplayer, console-quality game available for download and online play for free exclusively at TOURNAMENT OF THE ANCIENTS takes place where AOL RED's original FIRECHILD series left off and will introduce gamers to a new battle arena and new characters.

Mobile Headline News

Brak Show Goes Mobile in the U.K.

GlobalFun, a wireless entertainment development and publishing company, and have teamed up to develop mobile games.

The deal sees GlobalFun developing a mobile game based on the [adult swim] program THE BRAK SHOW. The mobile game is a sim/social type of game in the vein of THE SIMS and contains well-known elements and characters from the popular show. GlobalFun will also, for certain selected markets, distribute the title to its carrier and B2C.

Comedy Headline News

Ad Agency Sells Toon to Comedy Central

Advertising agency, J Walter Thompson, has inked an agreement with Comedy Central to develop its FLEX 'N' ZEPHYR animated shorts for, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The shorts series were an agency experiment to help brand clients better target given demos. JWT's 15-month-old arm, the Nursery, produces the animated shorts, which are geared toward young males.

Online Headline News

Lord of the Rings Goes Online for Shadows of Angmar

Turbine Inc. and Midway Games Inc. announced that THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: SHADOWS OF ANGMAR is now available for purchase across North America. The game is the first and only massively-multiplayer online game based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. In development for more than four years, the game opens up the mystical world of Middle-earth and creates the opportunity for endless adventure.

Mobile Headline News

TELETOON Launches Video On Demand & Mobile TV Services

TELETOON will launch two new digital services, Video on Demand (VOD) on April 27, 2007, and Mobile TV on May 15. Building upon the recent re-branding of the network, TELETOON now offers a more flexible and far-reaching suite of services from traditional broadcast, across VOD and Mobile TV to the popular

Mobile Headline News

Gameloft to Bring Shrek the Third to Mobile Gamers

Gameloft has signed a domestic and international licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation to produce a mobile game based on the animated feature film, SHREK THE THIRD, in theaters May 18, 2007. SHREK THE THIRD, the mobile game, is scheduled for release across 170 operators in more than 75 countries, in conjunction with the movie.

The mobile game will closely follow the film's storyline of the film with appearances from all the main characters.

Effects Headline News

LazyAnimation Launches Website

LazyAnimation, which specializes in 2D and 3D animation, has launched its website, the third business venture for Jane Kirk's Copenhagen, Denmark-based firm. LazyAnimation's production facilities are located in Cebu City, Philippines.

"We can animate anything under the sun," said LazyAnimation's top animator Owen Cartegena.

Kirk said that the Philippines have always been her top choice when it comes to graphics. "Not only do we offer our clients low cost but the quality is superb, just superb."

Headline News

Nelvana Unearths Content On Amazon Unbox, Babar on Vuze

Corus Ent. Inc.'s Nelvana Enterprises announced that it will sell its animated and live-action content through Amazon Unbox,'s video download service that offers digital downloads of movies and television shows.

Nelvana's fans in the U.S. will be able to download-to-own episodes of well-known classics like THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, BABAR and BOB AND MARGARET, as well as current hits like DI-GATA DEFENDERS for just $1.99. The content will be available starting in early summer at

Sega Headline News

SEGA To Create Captain America, Hulk & Thor Games

Marvel Ent. Inc., SEGA Europe Ltd and SEGA of America Inc. have expanded their relationship to include the rights to develop and distribute games inspired by Marvel's franchises -- CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE INCREDIBLE HULK and THOR. Through the exclusive, multi-year global licensing agreement, SEGA will create titles for console, handheld and PC platforms based upon both the classic comicbooks and planned feature film adaptations of these superheroes.

Game Headline News

AOL to Launch Shrek the Third Online Interactive Game

AOL announced that it would launch an online interactive game based on the popular SHREK franchise on April 26, 2007, three weeks before SHREK THE THIRD hits movie theaters. The game is co-produced by AOL, DreamWorks Animation and Mark Burnett Prods. AOL also announced that Hillshire Farm would be one of the sponsors of the game.