Posts Tagged ‘hasbro’

AdWeek on the Rise and Fall of Hasbro’s Hub Network

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2015
AdWeek has published an extensive article examining the aborted effort by toymaker Hasbro to break into the TV market with the Hub Network joint venture with Discovery Networks, which began with great fanfare in 2010 but was ended late last year for a number of reasons articulated by the article. Quoting several industry insiders (some […]


Cartoon Network Acquires Global Rights to New “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” Series

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2015
CARTOON NETWORK ACQUIRES GLOBAL RIGHTS TO HASBRO STUDIOS’ NEWEST SERIES, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Next Series in Beloved Franchise to Air on Cartoon Network Channels in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East Following Earlier U.S. Deal Los Angeles, Jan. 13, 2015 – Cartoon Network has acquired the global rights to start airing […]

“Transformers” Fan Forum Reveals ‘The Allspark Foundation’ Charity

by Grant Whiteon December 15, 2014
After many successful charity drives on behalf of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Transformers/My Little Pony fan community The Allspark has announced the formation of a committed charity foundation. Their first charity focus will be to raise $10,000 by February 28th for the Hospital’s Scrabble Ball, due to be held March 7th. Those within the US […]

Monopoly Plus Launch Trailer For North America

Monopoly Plus Launch Trailer For North America

by Alex Beanon November 25, 2014
Just in time for Black Friday, Ubisoft/Hasbro’s Monopoly Plus is now available for Sony PlayStation 3/4 as well as Microsoft Xbox 360 and One…

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


“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: […]
Transformers Robots in Disguise

NYCC 2014: Hasbro Talks “Transformers: Robots In Disguise”

by Todd 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 […]