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Electronic Arts Acquires "Simpsons" Gaming Rights

Electronic Arts, Twentieth Century Fox Television, and Gracie Films have announced a long-term agreement that grants Electronic Arts development rights to multiple videogame titles based on the FOX series The Simpsons. Game development will be done at Electronic Arts’ Redwood Shores Studio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Source: AWN]

Marvel Studios Names President/COO

Marvel Ent. Inc. has hired Michael Helfant as President/COO of the company’s Marvel Studios division based in Beverly Hills. AWN has details.

4Kids Announces "Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1"

4Kids Entertainment will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1: A New Evil on DVD on December 6, 2005, the company announced on Wednesday. Seven episodes from Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s fourth broadcast season on Kids WB will be featured. The DVD will retail for $14.98 SRP, with a running time of 155 minutes. The following is a track listing for […]

Pixar Founder Receives Award

Visual Effects Society has chosen Pixar founder John Lasseter as its recipient of the 2005 Georges Melies Award for Artistic Excellence, AWN reports. Lasseter oversees all of the studio’s films and associated projects and is currently directing the studio’s next feature film, Cars.

Warner Bros. Announces Layoffs

Faced with a revenue slowdown and budget tightening, Warner Bros. Ent. plans to layoff 400 employees companywide in Burbank, AWN reports, citing Variety. All four of the studio’s divisions will be affected.

"Flyaway" Receives Bethel Film Festival Award

Flyaway was honored with the Bethel Film Festival’s Best Animation award, AWN reports. The film was produced by Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Out Of Our Minds Animation Studio.

Mipcom Attendance Up

World Screen reports on the increasing attendance at Mipcom.

Harry's Dinosaurs Get Several New Homes

CCI Entertainment has signed further broadcast deals since Mipcom for its preschool animated series Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. C21Media has details.

4Kids Signs Several "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Deals

4Kids Entertainment has signed several broadcast deals for Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, C21Media reports. Fifty-two episodes are set to launch in Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Belgium and France, following deals at Mipcom.

Time Warner Reports Third Quarter 2005 Results

Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2005. For the quarter, Revenues rose 6% over the same period in 2004 to $10.5 billion, led by growth at the Cable, Networks, Filmed Entertainment, and Publishing segments. Operating Income rose 60% to $1.8 billion, due primarily to the absence […]

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