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DreamWorks Classics
Type Subsidiary
Industry Intellectual property
Founded May 2000; 20 years ago (2000-05)
Key people
Revenue $82 million (February 2012)[1]
Net income $19 million (February 2012)[1]
Employees 80 (2012)[2]
Parent DreamWorks Animation
Subsidiaries Big Idea Entertainment
Website [1]

DreamWorks Classics, formerly known as Classic Media, is an American animation studio, production and brand licensing company owned by DreamWorks Animation. It was founded as Classic Media in May 2000 by Eric Ellenbogen and John Engelman.[1] The studio's library consists of acquired intellectual property catalogs and character brands as well as the licensing rights for various third-party properties. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation acquired Classic Media from its owner Boomerang Media and renamed it DreamWorks Classics.[3][4]

History

Classic Media

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DreamWorks Classics

On July 23, 2012, DreamWorks Animation acquired Classic Media from Boomerang Media for $155 million; the company became a division of DreamWorks Animation and was renamed DreamWorks Classics.[3][4] On June 18, 2014, DreamWorks Animation bought the "Felix the Cat" brand and added it to the DreamWorks Classics portfolio.[5]

Subsidiaries

  • Big Idea Entertainment
  • Bullwinkle Studios (2007- ) a joint venture with Jay Ward Productions to manage the Ward IP entertainment rights[2][6]

Libraries

Character brands

Licensing rights

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Palmeri, Christopher (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Animation to Buy Owner of Casper, Lassie Shows". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-07-23/dreamworks-animation-to-buy-owner-of-casper-lassie-shows. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "DreamWorks buys Casper, Lassie owner Classic Media for $155m". Telegraph. July 23, 2012. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/9421389/DreamWorks-buys-Casper-Lassie-owner-Classic-Media-for-155m.html. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Verrier, Richard (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Animation buys 'Casper,' 'Lassie' parent Classic Media". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/23/entertainment/la-et-ct-dreamworks-animation-20120722. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Acuna, Kirsten (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Studios Buys Classic Media For $155m". Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/dreamworks-will-purchase-classic-media-for-155-million-2012-7?IR=T. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "DreamWorks Picks Up Felix the Cat". License! Global. June 18, 2014. http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/dreamworks-picks-felix-cat. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
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  12. Reuters (1996-07-31). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS;Golden Books Agrees to Buy a Video Library - New York Times". Nytimes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/07/31/business/the-media-business-golden-books-agrees-to-buy-a-video-library.html. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  13. "Golden Books To Buy Family Entertainment Library From Broadway Video". Apnewsarchive.com. 1996-07-30. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Golden-Books-To-Buy-Family-Entertainment-Library-From-Broadway-Video/id-bcd4bd8a3c96283ad9b3158d8335e230. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
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  16. "Entertainment Rights buys Filmation". C21Media. March 25, 2004. http://www.c21media.net/archives/16861. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  17. "Postman Pat sold for Ł5m". BBC News. November 8, 2001. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1644976.stm. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  18. "Tweenies maker bought for £3.1m". BBC News. September 13, 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3650828.stm. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  19. Ball, Ryan (September 13, 2004). "Entertainment Rights Acquires Tell-Tale Prods.". Animation Magazine. http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/entertainment-rights-acquires-tell-tale-prods/. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
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  22. Goldman Getzler, Wendy (June 7, 2010). "Voltron returns with full Force". Kidscreen. http://kidscreen.com/2010/06/07/voltron-20100607/. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  23. "Dick Tracy, Brenda Starr Ink With Classic Media". Billboard. June 14, 2005. http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1410847/dick-tracy-brenda-starr-ink-with-classic-media. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  24. Paskin, Willa (June 13, 2005). "Tribune, Classic in cartoon venture". Variety. http://variety.com/2005/biz/news/tribune-classic-in-cartoon-venture-1117924364/. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  25. "Classic Media Reissues the Original GODZILLA on DVD « SciFi Japan". Scifijapan.com. 2014-05-13. http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2014/03/31/classic-media-reissues-the-original-godzilla-on-dvd/. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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