Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Like Pizza Aims At Mobile App Market
Pasadena-based Like Pizza, founded by veterans of Disney Mobile and THQ Wireless, says it has launched a new digital media studio, which it says will combine games and serialized animation into mobile apps. The startup, led by Jeff Nuzzi and Bob Spang, said it hopes to ship its first mobile app, Bunny Rappid, in 2017. Buzzi was previously at The Walt Disney Company's mobile division, and was involved in titles such as Where's My Water?, and app related to Cars, Toy Story, TRON, Thor, Captain America, and ESPN; he also was at THQ Wireless, Universal Interactive, Atari, and Fox interactive. Spang is a director, writer, and animator who has voiced characters such as "Eli the Elephant" and "Gracie Gorilla". He also served at Walt Disney Feature Animation, working on such characters as Tinkerbell, Mushu (Mulan) and Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast). The startup just opened up a Kickstarter game for its upcoming title.