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Hageman Bros. Rewriting ‘Croods 2’

Kevin and Dan Hageman, the fraternal screenwriting duo who created the original story for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, have been tapped to rewrite upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group — joining Universal Pictures, Fandango ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal’s Ron Meyer: Here’s Why We Bought DreamWorks Animation “We love the animation business and having a second animation company ensures that we’ll have four ... Continue Reading →
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DWA’s ‘Noddy Toyland Detective’ Set for Sprout

DreamWorks Animation’s first original preschool series Noddy Toyland Detective will premiere on NBCUniversal’s Sprout in the U.S. this fall. Co-produced by DWA and Gaumont ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Buys DreamWorks in $4B Deal

Rich buyers bulk up to compete with Disney but no one knows what the post-Katzenberg DreamWorks will look like. The animation industry woke up April 28 to a new landscape, learning ... Continue Reading →
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VR Vets Form New Indie Co SPACES

A new independent company founded by entertainment industry virtual reality veterans has launched with the goal of using the limitless potential of virtual and mixed reality to transform ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Picks Up ‘Magic Hockey Skates’ Special from eOne

Entertainment One has inked a broadcast agreement in the U.S. with NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool network for the animated TV special, The Magic Hockey Skates. The half-hour mini ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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Amy Friedman Named SVP Programming at Sprout

Children’s media veteran Amy Friedman has been named Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Sprout — NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network. Joining Sprout ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Debuts The Secret Life of Pets CP Program Global master toy partner Spin Master leads licensee lineup that also includes Random House, Funko, Ty and more. Crimean Artist ... Continue Reading →