Comcast Ventures led a $6mln round of Series A financing for Baobab Studios, which is a VR animation company founded by former DreamWorks Animation dir Eric Darnell and former Zynga vp Maureen Fan. Baobab’s 1st animated short “Invasion” is available in Samsung Gear VR, and it plans to work with HTC to distribute its movies on the Vive platform in the coming year. HTC, Samsung Ventures and Chernin Group are among other participants. Comcast Ventures also has invested in NextVr and AltSpaceVR.

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