Character & Entertainment Collaborations 

Kong Studio’s announces second collaboration with IMAX

Kong Studio announced its second collaboration with IMAX, this time creating a digital animation spot to support the IMAX release of superhero origin film, “Shazam!” from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. The latest IMAX spot for ‘Shazam!’ was produced in collaboration with IMAX from Kong’s new East London studio in Walthamstow with sound design by Father Ltd. Traditionally animated using TV Paint and comped in After Effects, the style of the spot draws directly from the film’s origin and used classic comic book half tone and action effects. The…

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Fashion Licensing 

DC Comics, One61 create superhero-themed timepieces collection

DC Comics has partnered smartwatch company One61 for a line of superhero-themed timepieces. According to a report in the License Global, the Superhero Smartwatch Collection will feature Batman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman across a line of Bluetooth-capable, wearable technology. Some of the key features include iOS/Android compatibility and splash resistance. Each smartwatch offers fans a “gamified” experience. Android users can read and reply to text messages. iOS users are limited to only reading SMS texts in the notifications section of the smartwatch operating system. Customers can pre-order the Batman,…

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Character & Entertainment Toys & Games 

Now, witness new VR experience at Six Flags Magic Mountain ride

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed up with Six Flags to launch a new VR experience featuring both Superman and Wonder Woman. The new drop tower ride, called DC Super Hero Drop of Doom VR. The ride will allow passengers to follow Superman and Wonder Woman as they battle Lex Luthor and his anti-gravity ray gun with the help of a VR headset. “As the world leader in ride innovation, Six Flags is taking virtual reality to the next level by leveraging the unique thrill of one of the world’s…

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Character & Entertainment Publishing 

DC launches new publishing imprint ‘Black Label’. Check them out here

DC Comics is all set to expand further with its “Black Label” imprint. According to an official statement, the main objective is to provide premier talent the opportunity to expand upon the canon of DC’s iconic superhero comic book characters with unique, standalone stories that are outside of the current DC Universe continuity. The creator-led line will feature work by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello and the first major DC work by Kelly Sue DeConnick. The initial lineup of books will include new stories starring DC’s Trinity of Batman, Superman and…

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