Funimation Hires Director of Original Entertainment

Nov 23rd 2009
Flower Mound, Texas - November 23, 2009 - FUNimation Entertainment has appointed animation industry executive Chris Moujaes to the position of Director of Original Entertainment.

Chris comes to FUNimation with extensive experience in developing international co-productions, managing overseas animation production teams and creating and marketing original entertainment properties. Most recently, Moujaes was with the Austin, Texas-based animation studio Boomstar Inc., where he was President and Chief Creative Officer.

Under FUNimation's important new co-production initiative, Moujaes will focus his efforts on the acquisition and development of a slate of original anime titles based on major intellectual properties.

Moujaes is a native of Beaumont, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film. He found his niche in animation and storytelling early on as an independent producer specializing in property development for AOL Kids and as President of branding agency, Spoonbend. Later, Moujaes co-founded Boomstar to negotiate international television co-productions and to provide animation services through Boomstar's studio facilities in the United States and India.

Moujaes begins his role at FUNimation immediately.

About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

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