×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Mexico’s Anima Studios and Teravision Games Partner Up to Create Mobile Apps

Partners will base first app on Anima’s ‘The Legends’ saga

Latin America’s most prominent animation studio, Anima Estudios, and Colombia-based Teravision Games have pacted to generate mobile apps based on Anima’s slate.

“We see in Teravision Games a perfect partner to increase the audiences for our stories and characters, as well as the economic benefits that this huge market can offer,” said Anima COO-VP, Jose C. Garcia de Letona. “Ultimately, we’d like to make two apps a year,” he said, adding that prior to its partnership with Teravision, Anima created two apps in the past: “Kick O’s,” a soccer-themed app which coincided with the World Cup three years ago, and “Bugsted,” in co-production with Vodka Capital.  The latter is no longer available.

With Teravision, we’re tapping their knowhow, their expertise and deep knowledge of the gaming market,” said Garcia de Letona.

“This kind of alliance is common in the U.S. and the Canadian market, but in Latin America it hasn’t been that easy to achieve,” said Enrique Fuentes, CEO, Teravision Games. “Now, Anima Estudios and Teravision Games, are looking to be the first, working on innovative ways to collaborate and capitalize Latin America’s talent by joining forces and working together beyond the competition.”

The first app out the gate will be based on Anima’s “The Legends” saga with a focus on two of its most beloved characters: Finado and Moribunda, where the sugar skull characters are pitted against their enemies in increasingly difficult games.

“We hope to be launching the app in three-to-four weeks,” said Garcia de Letona who added that they’re still deciding whether to launch both a free basic and fee-based premium version at once or one fee-based app at once.  “We’re not discarding the idea of adapting the game to PCs but the penetration of smartphones has outpaced PCs in Latin America,” he added. The mobile app will be launched in Latin America on its first phase before it is made available worldwide.

Since its launch in 2002, Mexico-based Anima Estudios has produced several full-length animation features, including “Top Cat,” “The Legend of Chupacabras” and “Wicked Flying Monkeys.” It has also created TV series such as “El Chavo,” “El Chapulín Colorado” and “Teenage Fairytale Dropouts” and is the first studio in Latin America to produce an original series for Netflix, “Legend Quest” (“Las Leyendas”), which launched online in February.

Teravison Games is a 10-year old game development company headquartered in Bogota, Colombia with offices in Venezuela and the U.S., and has worked with such companies as Disney, Nickelodeon, DHX, PBS, Namco and Atari. It has created more than 80 video games for mobile, PC and recently for VR (Virtual Reality). “We’re exploring the possibility of entering the Virtual Reality market, too,” said Garcia de Letona.

More Digital

  • BTF Media, Vince Gerardis Pact Sign

    NATPE: BTF Media, Vince Gerardis Pact for Six Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

    MIAMI — BTF Media, producer of breakout series “Hasta Que te Conocí” and “El Secreto de Selena,” is teaming with Vince Gerardis, a co-executive producer with George Martin on “Game of Thrones,” on a six-project co-production alliance. Spearheaded at BTF Media by founder-partner Ricardo Coeto, the agreement takes in the development and co-production of the [...]

  • Bob Bakish Variety Cover Story

    Viacom Has Acquired Pluto TV Streaming Service for $340M

    Viacom has acquired Los Angeles-based video streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash, both companies confirmed Tuesday. “Today marks an important step forward in Viacom’s evolution, as we work to move both our company and the industry forward,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish in a statement. “Pluto TV’s unique and market-leading product, combined [...]

  • Bob PittmanVariety Entertainment Summit at CES,

    iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Plan Approved, CEO Bob Pittman's Contract Renewed

    A U.S. court has approved the bankruptcy plan of iHeartMedia, the biggest radio broadcaster in the U.S., which will shave down its crushing debt load and separate iHeartMedia from Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings. The company said chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and Rich Bressler, president, COO and CFO, have extended their contracts by four years. [...]

  • Instagram Logo

    Netflix Lets iOS Users Share Movies, Shows to Instagram Stories

    Netflix is tapping into Instagram Stories for some word-of-mouth promotion: The streaming video service rolled out a new Instagram integration Tuesday that allows iOS users to share their favorite movies and TV shows via Stories. To do so, users simply select the title of their choice within the Netflix iOS app, and then share it [...]

  • Brian Lockhart - ESPN+

    ESPN Hires NFL Media's Brian Lockhart to Head ESPN+ Original Content

    ESPN recruited Brian Lockhart, who has spent more than a decade at NFL Media, as executive producer of original content for the ESPN+ subscription-streaming service. Lockhart will oversee strategy and development for all ESPN+ original programming initiatives, including new projects as well as existing shows such as “Detail,” “More Than an Athlete,” “The Board Room,” [...]

  • Roma

    Netflix Joins the Motion Picture Association of America

    UPDATED WASHINGTON — Netflix has joined the Motion Picture Association of America, a move that reflects its evolution as a major player in the movie business. The MPAA currently has six major studios as members, and it collected about $38 million in membership dues in 2017, according to its most recent filing with the IRS. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content