Disney nets Minds Eye

Company has been at forefront of game development

HOLLYWOOD — The Walt Disney Internet Group has acquired Blighty’s Minds Eye Prods., one of Europe’s leading developers of interactive TV games.

Founded in 1995, Minds Eye employs more than 20 artists, programmers and designers. The company has been at the forefront of game development for the Sky Active platform, including developing iTV versions of “Monopoly” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

Minds Eye also developed games on the Disney Channel Play service on Sky Gamestar, including “Timon and Pumbaa’s Bug Blast,” “Finding Nemo” and “Kim Possible: Robot Frenzy.”

Minds Eye will keep its offices in Milton Keynes, about 40 miles northeast of London.

“We already have a great portfolio of interactive assets in Europe, and Minds Eye is a natural fit,” said Mark Handler, executive VP and managing director of WDIG.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Digital News from Variety

Loading