Zynga (ZNGA +5.8%) - yes, Zynga - is joining the ranks of Internet companies creating original...

|About: Zynga (ZNGA)|By:, SA News Editor

Zynga (ZNGA +5.8%) - yes, Zynga - is joining the ranks of Internet companies creating original programming. The company has hired Rush Hour director Bruce Ratner and studio Six Eleven Media to produce a series of 30-minute animated shows based on (wait for it...) FarmVille. Forbes' Paul Tassi, a long-time Zynga critic, is skeptical Zynga will reap major synergies, and also questions the show's appeal to adult FarmVille players. Shares are continuing their post-earnings rally today, perhaps lifted by rising online gambling hopes.