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THQ and DreamWorks Animation announce partnership

THQ and DreamWorks Animation today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the CG animated television show, The Penguins of Madagascar.

The new agreements grant THQ exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on these DreamWorks Animation properties for all console and handheld systems, including Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, and wireless devices.

THQ plans to release videogames in conjunction with DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical releases, as follows:

– Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, the sequel to Kung Fu Panda, is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2011.

– Puss In Boots, based on one of the characters in the Shrek universe, is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2011.

– Also, THQ previously announced the rights to publish videogames based on MegaMind (previously known as Oobermind), which is scheduled to be released on November 5, 2010.

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WALL-E nominated for six Oscars

The morning it was announced that Pixar’s WALL-E had been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best Animated Feature. Competing against WALL-E are Disney’s Bolt and DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda.

The other awards WALL-E was nominated for are:
Original Screenplay
Score
Song (Down to Earth)
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing.

WALL-E tied Beauty Beast as the animated movie with the most Oscar nominations. Rounding out the animated movie nominees were Waltz With Bashir for Foreign Language Film and La Maison de Petits Cubes, Lavatory – Lovestory, Oktapodi, Presto, and This Way Up for Animated Short Film.

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2009 Golden Globe animation nominees

The 66th Annual Golden Globe nominees have been announced and Kung Fu Panda, WALL-E and Bolt were nominated for Best Animated Film. Both WALL-E and Bolt were also nominated for Best Original Song. The nominated WALL-E song was co-written by Peter Gabriel and the “Bolt” song was co-written by Miley Cyrus.

The Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast on Sunday, January 11th, 2009 at 8 PM EST on NBC.

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