Brain Zoo Studios Wins Platinum Aurora Award for Untold Legends Dark Kingdom Trailer Animation
VAN NUYS, Calif., April 25, 2007- Brain Zoo Studios, a leading character animation studio, announced the receipt of a platinum Aurora Award today. The Aurora Awards recognize outstanding achievements in commercials, documentaries, industrial and instructional video. The award was given to a promotional trailer for Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) popular PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system title, “Untold Legends Dark Kingdom." The video game was published by SOE and released as a launch title alongside the PLAYSTATION 3 system last fall. The trailer, created by Brain Zoo, was recognized for "Best F/X: Entertainment."

The winning trailer was one of the first promotional vehicles for the game, a computer-animated short designed to establish the game's unique, visually stylistic action-RPG premise. The trailer introduces the three main characters and gives audiences insight into their quest to take back what is now a morally corrupt kingdom they no longer recognize.

"This is some of our best work to date and we’re honored to be recognized for our achievements," said Mohammad Davoudian, president and CEO of Brain Zoo Studios. "SOE understands the need for high quality trailers as a necessary promotional tool and how a great trailer will undoubtedly create consumer demand for a title. Working seamlessly with their team, we were able to quickly create a stellar trailer that we are all very proud of."

This award marks the fourth Aurora Award Brain Zoo has garnered for its F/X and Animation work. For more information about Brain Zoo, please visit

For more information on Sony’s Untold Legends Dark Kingdom, please see

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About Brain Zoo Studios
Founded in summer of 1995, Dream Theater Animation, a division of Dream Theater Inc. emerged as a premiere, full service Animation Studio servicing the entertainment industries. In 2001, DT Animation spun off from Dream Theater Inc. to become Brain Zoo Studios. The company has gained a reputation of excellence in creating cutting edge animation and visual effects for some of the most recognizable brands in game, feature film, television, commercial and music video industries.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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Game: Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Playstation 3)