History Creator / DreamworksAnimation

30th Apr '16 1:47:03 AM jameygamer
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as CEO of DWA and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

See also Creator/DreamWorks, who despite the having the same name and being founded by the same group of people, has been a separate entity since 2004.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction.fruition. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as CEO of DWA and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

See also Creator/DreamWorks, who despite the having the same name and being founded by the same group of people, has been a separate entity since 2004.
2004. However, when the DWA sale closes, both sides of DreamWorks will once again be united under one roof, since the live-action DreamWorks is now part of the Amblin Partners group, which is in a deal with Comcast/Universal that starts after the release of Disney/Amblin's ''Film/TheBFG''.
28th Apr '16 12:38:21 PM Mario1995
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO of DWA and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
28th Apr '16 12:35:57 PM Mario1995
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the media industry since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media industry since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
28th Apr '16 12:35:19 PM Mario1995
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the media industry since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and become chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
28th Apr '16 10:13:38 AM Mario1995
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and take an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return, as well as becoming chairman of the new subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] New Media and becoming a consultant to [=NBCUniversal=]. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and take an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return, as well as becoming become chairman of the new subsidiary DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media Media, who will oversee the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and becoming a consultant to [=NBCUniversal=].the NOVA joint venture. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
28th Apr '16 7:28:34 AM SirTiki
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and take an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return, as well as becoming chairman of the new subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] New Media and becoming a consultant to [=NBCUniversal=]. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of the studio, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and take an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return, as well as becoming chairman of the new subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] New Media and becoming a consultant to [=NBCUniversal=]. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of the studio, both studios, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
28th Apr '16 7:25:34 AM SirTiki
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation finally succeeded to reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and take an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return, as well as becoming chairman of the new subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] New Media and becoming a consultant to [=NBCUniversal=]. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded to succeeded]] in reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg will retire as Chairman and CEO and take an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return, as well as becoming chairman of the new subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] New Media and becoming a consultant to [=NBCUniversal=]. Chris Meledandri, the head of Universal's feature animation wing Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, will become the operations overseer of the studio, though the [=DreamWorks=] Animation imprint will remain separate from Illumination. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
28th Apr '16 6:26:13 AM Mario1995
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation entered acquisition talks once again, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under the $3 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg would retire as Chairman and CEO and take a $22 million payment from Comcast in return. Time will tell to see if that holds up.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation entered acquisition talks once again, finally succeeded to reaching a deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under the $3 Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg would will retire as Chairman and CEO and take a an estimated $22 million payment from Comcast in return. Time will tell return, as well as becoming chairman of the new subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] New Media and becoming a consultant to see if that holds up.
[=NBCUniversal=]. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
27th Apr '16 2:27:38 PM Mario1995
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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation entered acquisition talks once again, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Time will tell to see how that goes.

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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation entered acquisition talks once again, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Under the $3 billion acquisition plan, Katzenberg would retire as Chairman and CEO and take a $22 million payment from Comcast in return. Time will tell to see how if that goes.holds up.
27th Apr '16 7:41:50 AM Mario1995
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In August 2015, [=DreamWorks=] Animation did something nobody expected: they launched a WesternAnimation network in Asia- The [=DreamWorks=] Channel, in partnership with CTH Thailand and apparently, HBO[[http://variety.com/2015/tv/asia/dreamworks-animation-launches-tv-channel-in-thailand-1201551924/]]. The channel broadcasts in HD and airs mostly content from their DreamWorks Classics library, along with several series that have not yet been licensed out to other networks in the region (ie WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots, which is a Creator/{{Netflix}}-original and [[NoExportForYou thus not available in the region outside of Japan]] [[SubvertedTrope otherwise]]), and apparently they are in discussions with Cartoon Network to liberate the airing rights to WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk from the latter in the region so they can have it on their own network, but expressed no interest in liberating WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar from Nickelodeon[[note]]An understandable move. While Madagascar was a CashCowFranchise for the company, and the ''Penguins'' SpinOff initially was, the spinoff's movie ''tanked hard'', plus Nick also has a share in the creative rights of the Penguins TV show[[/note]]. Initially only available in Thailand, the channel was made available to and was quickly picked up by other Pay TV providers in South-East Asia in September 2015.

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In August 2015, [=DreamWorks=] Animation did something nobody expected: they launched [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/asia/dreamworks-animation-launches-tv-channel-in-thailand-1201551924/ launched]] a WesternAnimation network in Asia- Asia - The [=DreamWorks=] Channel, in partnership with CTH Thailand and apparently, HBO[[http://variety.com/2015/tv/asia/dreamworks-animation-launches-tv-channel-in-thailand-1201551924/]]. HBO. The channel broadcasts in HD and airs mostly content from their DreamWorks Classics library, along with several series that have had not yet been licensed out to other networks in the region (ie WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots, (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', which is a Creator/{{Netflix}}-original and [[NoExportForYou thus not available in the region outside of Japan]] [[SubvertedTrope otherwise]]), and apparently they are in discussions with Cartoon Network to liberate soon liberated the airing rights to WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' from the latter in the region so that they can could have it on their own network, but though they expressed no interest in liberating WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' from Nickelodeon[[note]]An understandable move. While Madagascar was a CashCowFranchise for the company, and the ''Penguins'' SpinOff initially was, the spinoff's movie ''tanked hard'', plus Nick also has a share in the creative rights of the Penguins TV show[[/note]]. Initially only available in Thailand, the channel was made available to and was quickly picked up by other Pay TV providers in South-East Asia in September 2015.


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Despite these endeavors, [=DreamWorks=] Animation continued to face financial pressures throughout the mid-2010s. Katzenberg expressed interest in selling the studio off for several years, but no deal ever came to friction. The Japanese corporation [=SoftBank=] and later the toy company Creator/{{Hasbro}} attempted to acquire [=DreamWorks=] in 2014, but both companies pulled out of talks after just one day. Two years later, in 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation entered acquisition talks once again, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]]. Time will tell to see how that goes.
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