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Review: Casper’s Scare School, The Busy Body With No Body

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Let’s face it, monsters are cool.  Even when they’re scary.  Sometimes especially when they’re scary. So where does that leave Casper the Friendly Ghost, who is perhaps the least threatening monster in all of existence?  Casper is a highly recognizable and enduring character who has been interpreted in many different mediums throughout his 70 plus […]

DreamWorks Animation Adds Deal with German Broadcaster Super RTL

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The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has signed a deal with German broadcaster Super RTL for up to 1,100 hours of original animated programming, the latest move by the company to expand its revenue base and its presence on television screens. The deal will include original programming based on DreamWorks’ existing […]

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Sign Original Content Deal

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to provide 300 hours of original programming, with the first new shows set to premiere some time next year (one of which, Turbo F.A.S.T. based on the unreleased film Turbo, was announced in February this year). The new programming will be “inspired” by DreamWorks […]

BusinessWeek On DreamWorks Animation's Acquisition of Classic Media

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Bloomberg News’ BusinessWeek recently covered DreamWorks Animation’s successful bid to purchase Classic Media for $155 million, a move which gave ownership of to a wide array of intellectual property including Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper the friendly ghost, VeggieTales, Richie Rich, Felix the Cat, Mr. Peabody and more. The studio is already drawing on this catalog […]

DreamWorks Buying Classic Media for $155 Million

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DreamWorks Animation will buy Classic Media for $155 million, the companies announced today. Under the deal, DreamWorks will purchase the owner of such intellectual property as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Veggie Tales, and George of the Jungle in cash from the private equity firm of GTCR. The animation studio will finance the deal from cash […]

DreamWorks Looking to Buy Classic Media

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DreamWorks Animation is seeking to buy Classic Media for $150 million, The New York Times reports. If completed, the deal would give DreamWorks ownership of a number of well-established if rather worn intellectual properties, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Fat Albert, Frosty the Snowman, Lassie, Mr. Magoo, Postman Pat, Richie Rich, and Where’s Waldo? […]

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