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Groo The Wanderer Animated Film/TV Rights 
Acquired By Did I Err Productions


Groo The Barbarian

Entrepreneur Josh Jones has acquired the animated film and television rights to Groo the Wanderer, legendary cartoonist Sergio Aragonés’ beloved comics character, with the intent of producing the character’s first-ever animated entertainment via Jones’ Did I Err Productions company. Groo the Wanderer, now in its landmark 40th year of publication, …

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Todd McFarlane Launches McFarlane Films Television Division

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Emmy-winning SPAWN creator and director/producer Todd McFarlane announced the launch of a dedicated television development and production arm of McFarlane Films. Through McFarlane Films, which has a first-look television deal with wiip (MARE OF EASTTOWN), McFarlane and his President of Television, Sean Canino, identify and develop new emerging talent, creator-owned properties, …

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia And Discovery, Inc. Announce Merger

Warner Bros

 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s  premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. Under the terms of the agreement, which is structured …

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Comics And Graphic Novel Sales Top $1.2 Billion In 2019

Comic Sales 2019

Comics and graphic novel sales topped $1.2 billion in 2019, according to a new joint estimate by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp.  Total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada were approximately $1.21 billion in 2019, an 11% increase over sales in …

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DC Cuts Ties with Diamond Comic Distributors

DC Comics

Hollywood Reporter disclosed that DC Comics has dropped Diamond Comics Distributors as its long-standing partner after Diamond cut payments to publishes claiming cash-flow issues. An email sent to retailers explained, “We recognize that, to many of you, this may seem like a momentous decision. However, we can assure you that …

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University Games Acquires Maranda Games

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University Games announced the acquisition of Maranda Games, the award-winning manufacturer of outdoor recreation games, including the tailgating classic, Ladderball, and strategy board games, including Sneaky Statues. Maranda Games was founded in 1995 by Dawn and Mark Fuchs as a way to share two enjoyable areas of life – outdoor recreation and …

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Magnetic Press To Operate Independently Under Polarity Banner

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Three years almost to the day after the acquisition of Magnetic Press was announced at New York Comic Con, the former Lion Forge imprint is announced to return to its status as full-service publisher under the David Steward II founded Polarity holding company, which also operates Lion Forge Comics and …

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Sony Interactive Entertainment To Acquire Insomniac Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Insomniac Games, Inc. (“Insomniac Games”), a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE, in its entirety. Insomniac Games is the developer of PlayStation 4’s (PS4) top-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man and the hugely popular PlayStation Ratchet & Clank franchise.  Upon completion …

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Lion Forge And Oni Press Annonce Merger

Lion Forge (St. Louis) and Oni Press (Portland) announce a merger which will set the two companies on a path to becoming the premier destination for original graphic storytelling, gaming, entertainment, and more. Polarity, the parent company of Lion Forge, will become the majority owner of the new combined entity, with …

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