The approval brings the Microsoft-owned gaming behemoth one step closer to closing its nearly $70 billion purchase, but there is more work to be done before the deal is finalized.
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The deal, in which the game giant offered $10.15 per share and $1.62 per option for the Angry Birds franchise creator, comes just a couple months after Playtika extended a $735 million bid for the Finnish developer.
In a deal set to close later this year, co-founders Wes Lui and Ricardo Curtis are named Co-General Managers of the Toronto-based pre-production studio, which will maintain its distinct identity under new parent company banner.
The Israeli social gaming company’s $735 million bid for the Finland developer follows its company-wide consolidation and restructuring effort, which included a recent layoff of 600 employees.
South American studio collective Los Amigos produces first season of 1-minute episodes featuring the young Angry Birds flock - Red, Bomb, Chuck, Stella and Silver – inspired by the ‘Angry Birds Dream Blast’ mobile game.
Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’
Production designer Pete Oswald discusses the challenge of creating Zeta, an engaging new villain, and her sub-zero Eagle Island lair in Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ animated comedy sequel.
Matthew A. Cherry’s Kickstarter-funded film, about a father’s challenging quest to do his daughter’s hair, makes its North American debut in front of ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ sequel hitting theatres August 14.
‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ director and PUBG CEO are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.
London-based kids entertainment specialist bringing new CG-animated short-form series teased during the end credits of ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ to MIPTV 2017.
New feature film-quality CG-animated short-form series debuted on Rovio’s kid-friendly ToonsTV service on March 10.
Newly-formed entertainment company led by former Rovio CEO Mikael Hed buys Rovio's book publishing business, Vancouver TV animation studio, and a selection of non-Angry Birds properties.
Dialog-free series, ‘Piggy Tales: Third Act’ and ‘Piggy Street,’ follow the success of ‘The Angry Birds Movie.’
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage star in the $335 million global box office sensation ‘The Angry Birds Movie,’ hatching early on Digital July 29, on Blu-ray Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack & DVD August 16.
New animated short directed by John Rice, ‘The Early Hatchling Gets the Worm,’ to screen in select theaters ahead of ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ this weekend.
Dell and NVIDIA host technology and creative workflow panel at Sony Pictures Imageworks featuring VFX supervisor Danny Dimian and layout supervisor Steve Childers.
New trailer delivers a storyline straight from the game, with a tranquil tropical island populated by flightless birds who become wildly distressed when their eggs are stolen by a boatload of piggies.
Finnish ‘Angry Birds’ developer’s family-friendly video platform eclipses 5.6 billion global views; unveils dedicated Easter programming.
Produced by visual effects and animation studio Sony Pictures Imageworks, ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ is written by Jon Vitti and directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis.
New games developed in partnership with local publishers and strong executive appointments further bolster the ‘Angry Birds’ consumer products business in the region.
Rovio Entertainment appoints new agent partners for ‘Angry Birds’ franchise across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.