Here's the corporate blurb from Encore's website. As it was founded in '94, I doubt it's the same company, though.
A Leading Software Publisher
Encore is a leading interactive publisher in the videogame and PC CD-ROM markets. The company recently began shipping Phantom Crash?, a 3D mech game, and upcoming releases include such highly anticipated console games as Dragon?s Lair 3D? and Daredevil?. Encore also offers a broad range of PC titles under internationally recognized brands such as Sesame Street?, Dragon Tales? and National GeographicŪ. Encore products are sold in over 35,000 stores nationwide, and in major international markets.
In August 2002, Encore became a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), a Minneapolis MN-based distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia software products. Encore continues to operate as an independent publishing entity, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Encore was co-founded in 1994 by Michael Bell, who continues as the company?s CEO.