Stephen Davis

Hasbro buys Irish studio Boulder

Hasbro has acquired Irish animation studio Boulder Media. The US kids toy giant has moved heavily into TV via its Hasbro Studios arm, and this marks its latest play. Dublin-based Boulder will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hasbro and work on its series as well as third-party projects. “At Hasbro, we’re building our brands through […]

DreamWorks plots Hasbro merger, Hearst JV

DreamWorks Animation is close to creating a kids and family entertainment giant through a merger with toy company Hasbro, according to Deadline. Further to that agreement, which could close at the end of the year, DreamWorks is reportedly looking to turn its MCN AwesomenessTV into a joint venture with entertainment publisher and channel investor Hearst. […]

Cartoon Network grabs Transformers after Hub switch

Cartoon Network has snapped up Transformers: Robots in Disguise after the Transformer franchise’s former home, The Hub, rebranded as Discovery Family. The new Hasbro Studios-produced animated show will be run exclusively on the Turner Broadcasting System-owned US cable channel. It has been slated for a debut on The Hub, but will now debut in the […]