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activisionblizzard900logo-1440x564_cActvision and Blizzard announced today the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company’s highly popular properties. Some of the franchises included are Call of Duty, Skylanders, Diablo, Hearthstone and StarCraft.

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Along with the announcement, the newly formed studio also announced that their first production will be a Skylanders TV series based on the popular video game franchise. The series will be called Skylanders Academy and will feature voices from Justin Long, Ashely Tisdale, Jonathan Banks and Norm Macdonald.

Another project announced was a Call of Duty film series.

Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk will co-head the division along with a senior creative executive who will be announced soon.