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Hasbro and DreamWorks Call Off Merger Talks; DreamWorks Stock Drops

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2014
Hasbro has called off talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., leading to a 14% drop in share price for DreamWorks (eliminating any gains in price made after reports of the merger talks first surfaced). A number of reasons are being cited by news sources, including a negative response from Hasbro shareholders, an insurmountable gap […]
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DreamWorks Animation Reported in Merger Talks with Hasbro and Joint Venture with Hearst

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2014
Various media outlets are reporting that toymaker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc, as well as discussions to turn their AwesomenessTV channel into a joint venture with Hearst. The Hasbro/DreamWorks merger is reported to be at least 60 days away, and the reports state that both sides agree that Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

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Review: "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks" - Keeps on Rockin' in the Pony World

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2014
I wasn’t impressed by the first My Little Pony Equestria Girls movie, and the decision to elevate Twilight Sparkle to an alicorn Princess with her own kingdom left me equally non-plussed. So I was quite pleasantly surprised to find how much I enjoyed My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, and that this latest My […]
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"My Little Pony" Movie Planned for 2017

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
Variety reports that Hasbro Studios has greenlit an animated My Little Pony feature film through its Allspark Pictures label, through which Hasbro self-finances or co-finances film projects like the upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie. Joe Ballarini (Atlantis 7, Lockdown at Franklin High, Cardboard) will script the film, and Megan McCarthy (My Little Pony: […]

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NYCC 2014: Hasbro Talks "Transformers: Robots In Disguise"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 13, 2014
Thursday at New York Comic Con Hasbro held a panel for Transformers: Robots In Disguise, which was recently announced for a 2015 premiere on Cartoon Network after initially being slated for the Hub Network. In attendance at the panel was executive producer Jeff Kline, producer and writer Adam Beechen, art director Jose Lopez, and four […]
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"Transformers: Robots in Disguise" to Premiere on Cartoon Network in Q1 2015

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2014
CARTOON NETWORK BECOMES THE HOME OF HASBRO STUDIOS’ NEWEST SERIES, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE   Latest Installment of Hasbro Studios’ Top-Rated Series to Debut On Its New U.S. Network Home in First Quarter of 2015 Los Angeles, Oct. 7, 2014 – Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today […]

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Wall Street Journal Reports on Hub Takeover and Rebranding by Discovery

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that a long-rumored takeover and rebranding of the Hub Network is about to take place. The joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro has struggled to gain market share in the kids TV network environment dominated by Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, shifting from its original lineup of programming to include other […]

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Review: "Transformers: Rescue Bots - Mystery Rescue" Keeps on Rolling

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2014
Over time, Transformers: Rescue Bots has become my favorite Transformers show because it strikes the perfect balance between seriousness and levity, crafting a wonderful cast of human and Autobot characters in the process. The characters may not stray far from archetypes, but this is fitting considering that the show is aiming at much younger audience. Even within those […]