Tuesday, February 20

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Baobab Studios’ Asteroids goes well with spectators

Baobab Studios’ Asteroids goes well with spectators

Redwood City, California-based virtual reality animation startup Baobab Studios is on cloud nine. Its recently made its second film Asteroids!, a follow-up to Invasion! that was not so long ago premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival has been lapped up. In the film, the viewer takes on the role of a helper robot alongside the popular alien duo Mac and Cheez from the first short. Just last July, the studio launched its first short film Invasion! as a VR experiment. Created by Darnell and narrated by Ethan Hawke, the six-minute all-ages film lets the viewer (via VR headset) enter the story as an adorable white bunny character that along with a fluffy rabbit friend, must outsmart a group of bumbling alien invaders bent on taking over Earth. Co-founder former Zynga games VP Maureen Fa

Angry Birds Drinks Head to Russia

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with Baltika Breweries (part of the Carlsberg group) to expand its line of Angry Birds-branded soft drinks to Russia. Baltika Breweries will produce and distribute four Angry Birds soft drink flavors in the region. The flavors–Red (a tropical tasting drink), Chuck (an orange beverage), Bomb (a cola tasting drink) and Minion Pig (apple-pear flavor)–will feature an all-new can design that includes award codes that unlock “Angry Birds” content. Angry Birds drinks were first launched in Finland (2011) and Russia (2012) as an imported product. (more…)