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Headline News Scholastic Celebrates 25 Years Of The Magic School Bus

Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that its 25th anniversary celebration of the global children’s science franchise The Magic School Bus will kick off next month in conjunction with the release of ‘THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: OCEANS’ for Nintendo DS and ‘THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: DINOSAURS’ for iPad.

Headline News Entertainment Games Signs Deal With CMG Worldwide to License Celebrity Images

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:07pm

Casual games developer and publisher Entertainment Games, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EGAM) announced today that it has signed a licensing deal with CMG Worldwide, a leading agency representing many of the most recognized names in sports, music and entertainment.

Headline News Nicktoons Stars Swing for Fences in New MLB-Themed Game

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:56am

Proving that baseball is now “the universe’s favorite pastime,” fans from the ivy-covered Wrigley Field to the barely-hospitable planet Zeenu can step up to the plate as 2K Play, Nickelodeon, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball Properties announce Nicktoons MLB is available in stores for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect for Xbox 360, Wii system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DS.

Blogs What’s in the Future for Slates, Tablets and iPads?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:48am

I’ve been following slates, tablets and similar PC form factors for quite a while now. They’ve actually been around for a very long time when one comes to think of it -- at least a decade from what I can tell. There’s a ton of hype around them all of a sudden, since Apple released the iPad over a year ago. So where will they go next? Will consoles try to jump on the bandwagon? Will slates and tablets be able to displace laptops? What about netbooks?

Headline News Harmonix’s Meme Machine App Lets You Make Video Music Instantly

Harmonix today released their first fully in-house iOS app, VidRhythm, a unique entertainment application that allows you to remix your world and make instantly sharable “video music” starring you and your friends.

Headline News Digital Version Of Neon Genesis Evangelion Launches On VIZ Manga App

VIZ Media has announced the digital launch today of the acclaimed sci-fi manga (graphic novel) masterpiece, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Headline News Nintendo 3DS Price Slashed $80

Nintendo of America today announced plans to drop the suggested retail price of its portable Nintendo 3DS system to $169.99 in the United States, as new games based on some of the world's most beloved video game franchises head to the system.

Headline News ClickFire Designs iOS Game for Man Vs. Food

ClickFire Media recently designed their first iOS game, based on the popular Travel Channel show, Man Vs. Food which is now live in the Apple AppStore for iPhone and iPad and available on the Android platform.

Headline News New Television Network Launched by Veteran Disney Studios Executive

With the use of smartphones and tablet computers growing exponentially, former Disney Studios Vice President of New Media Technology, Gary Kleinman, has announced the launch of FirstRun.tv – a new television network designed to provide new and original programming for online and on-the-go viewers.

Headline News Baby Genius Going Mobile

Baby Genius, the award winning brand of musical edu-tainment for infants and toddlers created by the founders of Pacific Entertainment Corporation (OTCQB: PENT), is going mobile with the release of the first two interactive 3D animated apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it was announced today by CCO Larry Balaban.

Headline News Sony Launches Battle: Los Angeles App

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today announced its Battle: Los Angeles Layar app is now available in the U.S. in the Android Marketplace and the iTunes App Store, making it the first Home Entertainment studio to leverage the latest Layar software release for a promotional campaign.

Blogs iKids: Apps Explained!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:13pm

On Thursday, June 2, 2011, I attended Kidscreen’s day long “everything you wanted to know about apps but were afraid to ask” workshop. It was great! Not only did it cover the basics, the companies attending and panelists were top-notch and the focus was on making better apps for our kids audience. Held at the beautiful Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the group was small and intimate and there was plenty of time to network.The attendees were an interesting mishmash as we all convened from our different backgrounds—kids programming, gaming, educators, researchers, etc.—to learn about this new, historically expanding space. How does it work? Who are the best companies in the field? What are the best games? What are the problems facing this new fantastically fast-growing field?

Headline News Image Metrics Releases PortableYou Platform For Customizable 3D Avatar Creation

Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, today announced the availability of PortableYou, a groundbreaking new platform for developers as well as online and mobile entertainment, social network and communications companies.

Headline News Primal Screen Conjures Transmedia Experience For Sesame’s Electric Company

Further building Atlanta-based Primal Screen’s (www.primalscreen.com) portfolio of dynamic, multiplatform media for the children’s broadcast market, the creative studio announced it completed another integrated entertainment and education program – this time for The Electric Company’s math-literacy segment Prankster Planet, involving on-air animation paired with online learning games and a printed activity workbook.

Headline News Cartoon Network Takes Augmented Reality with Gen Rex App Across Asia

Cartoon Network is giving kids an unprecedented chance to check if their bodies are hosting nanites – microscopic machines – via a new augmented reality (AR) application created for its awesome new series, Generator Rex.

Headline News VIZ Manga App For iPhone, iPod Touch Launches

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues the digital integration of its vast library of manga (graphic novel) properties with the latest announcement of the availability of the VIZ MANGA APP for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices.

Headline News South Park Avatar Creator App Released

South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and COMEDY CENTRAL, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today the launch of the new “South Park” Avatar Creator on SouthParkStudios.com and the start of “South Park” Facebook Week.

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