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    USA TODAY
    is reporting that toy company Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks. The Studio is known for their animated movie franchises Shrek and Madagascar. The NY Times is citing anonymous sources briefed in the talks as stating that Hasbro is in the "advance stages" of a deal with DreamWorks. This potential deal with Hasbro would forge a new family entertainment powerhouse to be called DreamWorks-Hasbro. With Hasbro already owning 40% of Discovery Family, they are making it clear that they want to be the leader of family entertainment, using this media to promote their games and toys including Transformers. So far, Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation have declined to comment.

    DreamWorks owns entertainments rights to Masters of the Universe and the Filmation library. All entertainment licenses are shared between Mattel and Classic Media/Dreamworks. Read more more about the proposed deal at USA Today by clicking HERE
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    So if I assume that an animated MOTU movie flick or a TV series is currently in the production phase, I would hope the style of the characters won't be deformed like the rest of those characters that DreamWorks usually produces. Other than that, DreamWorks normally makes epic stuff.

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    • D.M.
      D.M. commented
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      If Hasbro buys Deamworks then there might not be any new animated movie/series at all.

    • Mechanizor
      Mechanizor commented
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      Of course, why would Hasbro produce stuff for their competitors?

  • #3
    Interesting news......Just wondering if DreamWorks-Hasbro merger happends......
    Does this open doors for Hasbro make own He-Man and She-Ra toyline based Filmation cartoons?
    And possible law suit agaist Mattel if they want sue Mattel using some Filmation's styled characters in Classics line?
    Last edited by Jyrki; 11-15-2014, 12:46 AM.

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