• Hasbro Acquires Animation Studio Boulder Media

    News coming out of Variety about a recent acquisition by Hasbro of an animation studio in Dublin called Boulder Media, the company behind "Wander Over Yonder" and "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends".

    According to Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner,

    “With Boulder, we will deliver the highest quality animation that will engage our audiences with deep storytelling and great characters in a very cost-efficient manner.” 
    and according to chief content officer Stephen Davis, 

    “As one of the largest independent studios producing animation in Hollywood, the time is right for Hasbro to acquire its own animation studio, allowing us to expand our animation and storytelling capabilities even further.”
     As for what this means for Hasbro the article goes on to state:

    "The Boulder team will be taking the reins of some of the toy giant’s intellectual property. Hasbro appears to be learning the same lesson most TV networks have learned over the last few years: Owning your shows is the way to go."

    What properties or shows this will affect or if it will affect the movie in production was not elaborated on in the article, but it's an interesting twist all the same. We'll have to see what is to come and before people panic about it affecting the show in any way remember that the show has been in good hands so far and I doubt Hasbro would want to meddle with something that is doing so well. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

    Thanks to Jason for sending it in!


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