Sega Sammy Launches CG Animation Studio in Japan (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Sega Sammy Holdings, the parent company of the game makers Sega and Sammy, announced in its most recent consolidated six-month report that it established a computer-graphics animation production subsidiary in Japan. Sega Sammy Visual Entertainment was founded with 10 million yen (about US$110,000) in capital on June 1, 2009, although Sega was already involved in the computer-animated Sonic: Night of the Werehog short before that.
According to its parent company, "Sega Sammy Visual Entertainment will strive to become the number one family-oriented animation studio in the Asia-Pacific region within five years." The subsidiary currently has 90 employees.
Update: Since 2005, Sega Sammy Holdings has owned just over half of TMS Entertainment, a traditional animation studio known for Detective Conan, Lupin III, and Soreike! Anpanman. Its subsidiaries TMS Entertainment and Sega Toys are now producing the Bakugan anime franchise.
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