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Canada's DHX Media to Acquire Nerd Corps

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers DHX Media’s acquisition of the Nerd Corps animation studio and its library of 11,000 half-hours of kids’ content for $57 million. The acquisition will add shows like Slugterra, League of Super Evil, and Storm Hawks to DHX’s media library, and will place Nerd Corps co-founder Asaph Fipke and president Ken Faier […]
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Len Uhley to Receive Animation Award from Writer's Guild of America

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2014
Veteran animation writer Len Uhley is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s Animation Writers Caucus’ 2014 Animation Writing Award on November 19, 2014, at the AWC’s annual meeting and awards ceremony. Uhley’s career stretches for more than 30 years, and includes work as a staff writer for Disney on DuckTales, Adventures of […]

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PR: Volunteers Improve Los Angeles Kids' Lives and Futures with Play

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2014
Volunteers Improve Los Angeles Kids’ Lives and Futures with Play Barack Obama Charter School, Disney and KaBOOM! Celebrate Enriching the Lives of Kids and Families by Building a Healthy, Safe Space to Play in One Day Los Angeles, Calif. – More than 350 children now have a new opportunity to get the balanced and active […]
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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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"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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Turner Rebrands Boomerang Globally as Global All-Animation Network

by Ed Liuon October 14, 2014
Turner Rebrands Boomerang Globally The Network for Kids and Families Will Begin Its Rollout Fall 2014 Refreshed Network Content to Include Iconic, Beloved Cartoons Plus Acquired Regional/Local Animated Favorites Latin America Network Debuted Sept. 29; Australian Network Kicks Off Nov. 3; U.S., EMEA and APAC Networks to Premiere in 2015 Turner Broadcasting announced today that […]
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DreamWorks Animation in Talks for Acquisition by SoftBank

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]

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Channel Frederator Network Adds 141 New Channels, Expands Subscriber Base

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2014
CHANNEL FREDERATOR NETWORK ADDS 141 NEW CHANNELS AND EXPANDS SUBSCRIBER BASE TO 10.5 MILLION DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST As its Audience Numbers Continue to Balloon, Channel Frederator Network Establishes Itself as the Go-To Destination for Online Animation Across the Globe NEW YORK—September 24, 2014–They’re just getting bigger! During the month of August, Channel Frederator […]
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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 […]