Jim Henson Company breaks ties with Chick-fil-A over gay marriage stance. Lisa Henson and brother Brian (right) pose with former Disney Studios Chair Rich Ross during a recent Muppets event. … The company that created the Muppets has decided to end its business relationship with Chick-fil-A over the restaurant chain's public stance against gay marriage.
In an announcement on Facebook, Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson said her company will no longer supply toys or other merchandise to the fast-food chain. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the post reads. Since the announcement was posted to Facebook on Friday, it has received more than 6,000 "likes" from readers and been shared across the social network thousands of times.
Warner Bros. to Make 'Substantial' Donation to Colorado Shooting Victims. This undated film image released by Warner Bros.
Pictures shows Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in a scene from the action … Warner Bros., the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises, is making a donation to charities supporting victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting rampage. An Update on the Future of the Bourne Franchise. Source: ComingSoon.net July 20, 2012.
DreamWorks Animation Acquires Classic Media. DreamWorks Animation today officially announced that the company will acquire Classic Media, the owners of Casper the Friendly Ghost, Where's Waldo?
, Lassie, George of the Jungle and many Christmas classics, for $155 million. Here is the press release: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (DWA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Classic Media, owner of one of the most extensive portfolios featuring many of the best-known and most-enduring franchises in all of family entertainment, for $155 million in cash from Boomerang Media Holdings I LLC, a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR. Classic Media's library of intellectual property, which is focused on family characters and brands, features a vast collection of filmed entertainment with over 450 titles and more than 6,100 episodes of animated and live-action programming. With well-established titles such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Where's Waldo? J.P. Despicable Me's Minions Targeted For Feature Film. The First Episode of Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is Live. Upcoming Movies in Theaters and on DVD.
Assassin's Creed III getting episodic DLC? Gamers may want to hold on to their copies of Assassin's Creed III after launch in late October, as it appears Ubisoft is planning a plethora of postlaunch downloadable content.
A supposed Ubisoft note to GameStop employees (sent to Kotaku) reveals the publisher is planning episodic add-on content for the action game. No further information about that content was revealed, but it appears there will be a lot of it, as the note goes on to hint that a Season Pass will be offered for Assassin's Creed III. Additional details are not available, but if the pass mirrors those available for Saints Row: The Third and Gears of War 3, customers will be able to pay up front for all DLC at a discounted rate. Elsewhere in the brief, Ubisoft revealed it was in the process of forming a team dedicated to building add-on content for Assassin's Creed III.
As of press time, Ubisoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment. Rian Johnson's Looper Will Open the Toronto International Film Festival. Diablo III bug makes characters invulnerable. A bug allowing Diablo III players to make their characters invulnerable has been in use by players for at least a day, and Blizzard is still working on a fix for the issue.
The exploit, which can be triggered by a wizard using a combination of skills and skill-modifying runes, renders the player fully invulnerable to damage for an indefinite length of time. Diablo III's official forums have exploded with criticism from players, questioning why Blizzard has not sent out a fix or shut down servers to curb negative effects on both the game and its accompanying real-money auction house (several reports indicate players easily "farming" the game's most difficult areas and modes). "We're working on the bug, just no announcement of when we're fixing it yet," said one Blizzard quality assurance employee in response to forum complaints.
Box Office Mojo. Kojima unveiling Fox Engine August 30. Hideo Kojima is nearly ready to show the world what he's been working on for the last four years.
In a piece on the official PlayStation Blog commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series, Kojima revealed that he's planning to show off his new Fox Engine technology August 30. While Kojima didn't say how the unveiling would take place or if he'd be showing off the first game built on the Fox Engine, he did specify that the event would be held in Japan. After recognizing problems with the Japanese style of making games, Kojima said he spent a year and a half visiting studios worldwide to refine the development process. Christopher Nolan's Goodbye to the Batman Franchise. Movies Coming Soon. Box Office Mojo.