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‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Runs Rampant At Box Office

The Secret Life of Pets

Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets debuted to a bigger-than-expected $103.2 million from 4,370 theaters at the North American box office — delivering Chris Meledandri’s Illumination its first new franchise after Despicable Me/Minions and eclipsing Pixar’s Inside Out ($90.4 million) to score the best start ever for an original animated property, not accounting …

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The Nightmare Reborn in “The Art of Gears of War 4”

This winter, Dark Horse will deliver a stunning new art book for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history with The Art of Gears of War 4! Upon its release, the original Gears of War revolutionized third-person-shooter games with a combination of gorgeous environments, iconic characters, and brutal action. Now, almost …

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Dark Horse to Publish “The Art of Battlefield 1”

Dark Horse announced the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles: The Art of Battlefield 1! The Art of Battlefield 1 collects hundreds of pieces of art chronicling the production of EA DICE’s latest entry in the iconic first-person action series. Visit the scenes of the …

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Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate

In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie. Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are meaningfully stepping up …

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Chris DeWolfe’s SGN Buys TinyCo, Maker of Family Guy and Marvel Avengers Mobile Games

SGN, the fast-growing independent Los Angeles mobile gaming company led by MySpace cofounder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe, announced today that it has acquired TinyCo, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed San Francisco studio behind the Marvel Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff games. Its third acquisition since receiving a $130 million investment from South Korea’s Netmarble Games …

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Netflix And The CW Network Announce New Agreement

Arrow

Netflix and The CW Network announced a new multi-year content licensing relationship that allows Netflix [Nasdaq: NFLX] to remain the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for previous seasons of scripted series broadcast on The CW. The new relationship spans all current CW series, as well as all future programs produced …

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‘Inferno’ To Be Released Worldwide In IMAX Theatres

Sony Pictures Entertainment, IMAX Corporation, and Imagine Entertainment announced that Inferno, the latest film in the Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code) franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format.  The film, starring Tom Hanks as Dr. Robert Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, will be released into IMAX theatres worldwide coinciding with the film’s general …

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Bethesda Softworks and Dark Horse to Publish ‘The Art of Dishonored 2’

Dark Horse announced The Art of Dishonored 2, the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles in partnership with Bethesda Softworks. Chronicling the development of Dishonored 2 and featuring hundreds of pieces and exclusive, never-before-seen concept art from the game’s distinctive world design, The Art of Dishonored 2 is …

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Heinlein Graphic Novel Underway

Have Space Suit – Will Travel, the book by renowned science fiction author, Robert A. Heinlein, will be the second of Heinlein’s written works to be published as a graphic novel, the Heinlein Prize Trust announced. A KickStarter campaign was launched in May and quickly exceeded its goal, raising more than $10,000 in pledges to support illustration, production …

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Launches

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced the launch of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, an all new Star Wars adventure that immerses players in the blockbuster film like never before. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is …

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