How to Train Your Dragon


Comcast completes $3.8bn DreamWorks takeover

Comcast is set to go head-to-head with Disney in the kids and family sector after NBCUniversal completed its US$3.8billion takeover of DreamWorks Animation. The deal hands entertainment wing NBCU franchises such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, online assets in the shape of multichannel operator AwesomenessTV, and a sprawling toon-focused […]

DOJ clear DreamWorks deal

NBCUniversal’s US$3.8 billion deal for DreamWorks Animation has gained regulatory clearance from the US Department of Justice, according to Comcast. The deal is expected to close in coming months, an NBCU rep told a number of US news outlets via email. The DOJ has found no threat in the proposed deal, which will see DWA […]

Netflix steals Dragons from Cartoon Network

Streaming service Netflix is to become the exclusive home to animated kids series Dreamworks Dragons in 2015. Netflix will replace Cartoon Network as the show’s exclusive home in the US, having tied up an all-territory deal. New seasons of the show, based on the How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise, will begin on the […]

DreamWorks into TV: Classic and Awesome

In diversifying away from movies, DreamWorks has made two key acquisitions, the multimillion dollar deal for digital producer and channel manager AwesomenessTV and US$155 million acquisition of Classic Media. Classic Media founder Eric Ellenbogen tells Stewart Clarke about becoming part of DreamWorks. DreamWorks Classics offers something no other kids company can, says Eric Ellenbogen: the […]

Netflix inks ‘largest ever’ deal for originals with DreamWorks

Netflix says that its new deal for original programming from DreamWorks is its largest yet and will cover 300 hours of new programming. The streaming service and animation studio already had a programming deal in place with Dreamworks for Turbo: F.A.S.T., a TV spin-off from upcoming DreamWorks animated movie Turbo (pictured). The new deal will […]