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Headline News Toei Licenses Dragon Ball Kai-Freeze Saga To Cartoon Network Latin America

Toei Animation announced today that Cartoon Network Latin America has acquired the broadcast rights to the new anime series, Dragon Ball Kai – Freeze Saga, while also renewing Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

Headline News Nintendo President Satoru Iwata To Keynote GDC 2011

Organizers have revealed that Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, will keynote the 2011 Game Developers Conference held this March in San Francisco.

Headline News Charged Studios Taps Into The Psyche Of An Egg For The Ad Council

Which came first: the idea or the egg? The question isn’t as mind-bending as its chicken vs. egg predecessor, but Charged Studios’ skewed artistic sensibilities, appreciation of the absurd and ability to create a visual story with style and wit is.

Headline News Bigsmack Designs/Animates Oprah Winfrey Network’s On-Air Branding

From its initial pitch, to designing the hugely successful upfront campaign, to the numerous branding twists and turns taken in the two-plus years since mega-brand Oprah Winfrey announced the end of her popular syndicated talk show and the January 1, 2011 launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), one company has remained constant –- creative agency/design studio BIGSMACK.

Headline News Dream Theatre Partners With HIT Entertainment

Dream Theatre Private Limited, an entertainment company based in Mumbai, has won the exclusive licensing and merchandising rights from HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and right’s owners, for renowned pre-school brands – ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ across India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Headline News Funcom and EA to Co-Publish The Secret World MMO

Funcom, the award-winning game developer responsible for titles such as ‘Anarchy Online’ and ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced their agreement to co-publish Funcom’s highly anticipated modern-day massively multiplayer online game ‘The Secret World’.

Headline News Universal Taps Zoic To Help Design & Build Universal Virtual Stage 1

magine stepping onto a green screen set where you can see the middle of a virtual set that can be moved, manipulated, lit and filmed. This is the world of virtual production at Universal Virtual Stage 1 (UVS1) created in collaboration with Zoic Studios for a fully integrated virtual production pipeline that takes projects from pre-production through post.

Headline News Pixel Magic, cebas Enter Long-Term Deal for 2-D to 3-D Conversion

The software company, cebas Visual Technology Inc., developed advanced 3D stereo conversion software for the major studio epic "The Chronicles of Narnia -- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" from 20th Century Fox.

Headline News Dragon Age VFX Artist Teaches Workflows For Gnomon

The Gnomon Workshop, the leader in professional training for artists in entertainment and design, has announced a new FX workflows training DVD taught by artist Brandon Young, best known for his work on Dragon Age: Origins.

Headline News Inception Leads VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for the 9th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Headline News Wonder Woman TV Series Rejected

EW reports that NBC has rejected the new take on WONDER WOMAN. With their rejection all the networks have passed on the reboot, which was scripted by David E. Kelley. The chief reason for the rejection was the high price tag for the production. That price tag would also leave cable networks out of the running as well.

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