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Warner Bros. buys Traveller’s Tales

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is in the process of acquiring Lego Star Wars developer Traveller’s Tales, along with its parent company TT Games.

The group will continue to be known as TT Games and will continue existing working relationships with companies including Lego, Disney Interactive and LucasArts.

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Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment had this to say:

“TT Games is very successful and respected in the game development and publishing world,

“They are a great fit for us and the right next step for Warner Bros. as we grow into a significant presence in the games space.”

Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games said:

“Warner Bros. has an extraordinary track record in nurturing and developing intellectual property in television, in movies and now in games,

“That history combined with their world class distribution muscle promises a very exciting future for all of us at TT Games.”

Aside from the remarkably popular Lego Star Wars games, Traveller’s Tales also developed this summer’s abysmal Transformers, Bionical Heroes and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. They are currently working on a number of games, including Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones and the next Narnia game-of-movie, Prince Caspian.

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In 2006, Warner Bros. bought a 10.3% share in Eidos’ parent company, SCi Entertainment, and as part of the agreement SCi have publishing rights on a number of Warner Bros. franchises, including last year’s Justice League Heroes.

The author of this fine article

is a Senior Staff Writer at Thunderbolt, having joined in April 2007.

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