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Entertainment Headline News

Eco-Toon Raccoons Coming to iTunes

Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group has finalized a deal with E1 Entertainment to launch The Raccoons, Season One on Apple's iTunes US, it was announced today by Kevin Gillis, CEO of Skywriter.

Animation Blogs

Made4mobile – Or Is It?

When I first started aggregating content and approached my colleagues in the animation industry looking for distribution rights I would get very blank looks or often silence on the end of the phone as in the hearts and minds of most content providers the mobile was still essentially considered a device for making phone calls. That has changed significantly in the last few years. But ever-the-less the animated made4mobile content business has not become as significant as I anticipated.

Friends Headline News

HIT Launches All-New and More

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children's entertainment and owner of the world's #1 preschool brand, Thomas & Friends, is marking Thomas & Friends' 65th anniversary with all new digital extensions.

Creative Headline News

Eric Hirshberg Named CEO of Activision Publishing

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that marketing and advertising industry veteran Eric Hirshberg has been named Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, effective September 7, 2010.

Studio Headline News

Framestore & Nokia Launched FX Studio App, Competition

Framestore and Nokia today launched a competition inviting amateur animators and VFX enthusiasts to contribute ideas for an exciting new special effect for their new project, FX Studio.

Kids Headline News

Cyberchase Goes To School!

As it kicks off its eighth successful season on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings), the daily animated math series Cyberchase will engage kids in a whole new way with Lucky Star, an application for SMART Board interactive whiteboards.

Disney Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Releases Disney Movies App Exclusively for iPad

The Walt Disney Studios has launched a new Disney Movies app, exclusively for the Apple iPad, that lets users discover more about current and classic Disney movies.

Film Headline News

National Film Board Of Canada Launches iPad App

Starting today, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has its own iPad app, available free of charge at the iTunes Store or at the NFB's download page at

Headline News

Ludia & Classic Media Bring The Search For Where’s Waldo? To iPad

Interactive entertainment company Ludia and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading kids, family and pop-culture brands, including Where’s Waldo?, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Lassie, today announced the availability of Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey for iPad in HD on the App Store worldwide.

Game Headline News

THQ Unveils Slate of Games Based on Megamind

THQ Inc. announced today that a slate of video games based on DreamWorks' Megamind, the forthcoming feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., are currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii and Nintendo DS.

Mobile Headline News

Capcom & Classic Media Bring Where’s Waldo? To North American Mobile Carriers

Capcom Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading kids, family and pop-culture brands, including Where’s Waldo?, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Lassie, today announce the release of the Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood, the sequel to last year’s top-selling mobile phone game.

Games Headline News

Image Metrics Strengthens UK Ties Through TIGA Membership

Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, today announced that it has joined TIGA, the United Kingdom's leading games industry trade association.

Animation Headline News

Animator Cartwright Creates Animation Timer App

Veteran animator and story artist Randy Cartwright (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG) has created the Animation Timer, a new iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app.

Headline News

HP to Acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion

HP and Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion.

Headline News

Supreme Court to Decide Videogame Ban

The Supreme Court will take on a case regarding the reinstatement of California's ban on violent videogame sales to minors, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Game Headline News

THQ Brings M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender to Nintendo

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced plans to bring The Last Airbender video game exclusively to the Wii system and Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi systems in June 2010.

Million Headline News

Animation, Gaming, VFX Center to Open in Mumbai

VARIETY reports that the Indian government will form the National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects in Mumbai, announced by Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting.