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Hasbro Said to End Talks to Take Over DreamWorks Animation – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Will Comic-Con stay in San Diego? – U-T San Diego

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

  Reddit ✉ -Comments With an expanded convention center now a derailed dream, San Diego’s hospitality industry is stepping up its efforts to entice its most beloved convention, Comic-Con, to stay in town through 2018. Well aware that rival cities like Anaheim and Los Angeles still have a keen interest in luring a convention of Comic-Con’s size and worldwide stature away from San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer is appealing…

DreamWorks Animation Shares Pop, And Hasbro’s Sag, On Deal Talks – Deadline.com

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

DreamWorks Animation’s market value appreciated about $300 million to $2.2 billion as its share price rose 16% in early afternoon trading after Deadline disclosed that the independent studio is engaged in merger talks with Hasbro. The DWA price, at $25.95, is still well below the $35 that CEO Jeff Katzenberg is seeking. That suggests people believe something is going on, but aren’t convinced that the companies will reach an agreement —…

Hasbro and DreamWorks: Let It Go – Barron’s

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review | Preview Say it ain’t so, Hasbro. Hollywood tip site Deadline.com reported Wednesday that the toy maker is in talks with DreamWorks Animation SKG over combining, with the latter seeking $35 a share. DreamWorks stock jumped 17% to $26.02 on…

Welcome. New Dota 2 Comic Hints at Release of ‘Oracle’ Dota 1 Hero – IGN – IGN

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

By Brian Albert A new Dota 2 event called the Foreseer’s Contract strongly suggests the return of one of the few remaining Dota 1-exclusive heroes, Oracle. Valve’s Dota 2 blog was updated with an interactive comic called “The Contract,” which tells the short story of Mortred the Phantom Assassin (a current Dota 2 hero) and the character pictured above. The comic’s web URL includes the word “oracle.” You can read…

DreamWorks’ nightmare — Hasbro deal looks shaky – New York Post

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mr. Potato Head and Shrek may not headed for happily ever after. Already Hasbro’s early-stage talks to buy movie studio DreamWorks Animation are on shaky ground, with one source declaring them to be at a complete standstill. Wall Street was swift to signal disapproval of a potential tie-up between the 91-year-old toymaker and the small Hollywood studio run by Jeffrey Katzenberg. Hasbro investors racheted up the pressure on CEO Brian…

DreamWorks Animation Shares Pop, And Hasbro’s Sag, On Deal Talks – Deadline.com

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

DreamWorks Animation’s market value appreciated about $300 million to $2.2 billion as its share price rose 16% in early afternoon trading after Deadline disclosed that the independent studio is engaged in merger talks with Hasbro. The DWA price, at $25.95, is still well below the $35 that CEO Jeff Katzenberg is seeking. That suggests people believe something is going on, but aren’t convinced that the companies will reach an agreement —…

Hasbro and DreamWorks: Let It Go – Barron’s

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review | Preview Say it ain’t so, Hasbro. Hollywood tip site Deadline.com reported Wednesday that the toy maker is in talks with DreamWorks Animation SKG over combining, with the latter seeking $35 a share. DreamWorks stock jumped 17% to $26.02 on…

Marvel Reveals Guardians Team-Up Comic – IGN

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

By Jesse Schedeen Yesterday’s announcement of Marvel Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t the only Guardians-related news to come out this week. Marvel also revealed via USA Today that they have another ongoing Guardians comic set within the traditional Marvel Universe. Guardians Team-Up will focus on various partnerships between the Guardians and Earth’s heroes. The first storyline in this new series will be written by Brian Michael Bendis (who also…

Welcome. New Dota 2 Comic Hints at Release of ‘Oracle’ Dota 1 Hero – IGN – IGN

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

By Brian Albert A new Dota 2 event called the Foreseer’s Contract strongly suggests the return of one of the few remaining Dota 1-exclusive heroes, Oracle. Valve’s Dota 2 blog was updated with an interactive comic called “The Contract,” which tells the short story of Mortred the Phantom Assassin (a current Dota 2 hero) and the character pictured above. The comic’s web URL includes the word “oracle.” You can read…

DreamWorks’ nightmare — Hasbro deal looks shaky – New York Post

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mr. Potato Head and Shrek may not headed for happily ever after. Already Hasbro’s early-stage talks to buy movie studio DreamWorks Animation are on shaky ground, with one source declaring them to be at a complete standstill. Wall Street was swift to signal disapproval of a potential tie-up between the 91-year-old toymaker and the small Hollywood studio run by Jeffrey Katzenberg. Hasbro investors racheted up the pressure on CEO Brian…

DreamWorks’ nightmare — Hasbro deal looks shaky – New York Post

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mr. Potato Head and Shrek may not headed for happily ever after. Already Hasbro’s early-stage talks to buy movie studio DreamWorks Animation are on shaky ground, with one source declaring them to be at a complete standstill. Wall Street was swift to signal disapproval of a potential tie-up between the 91-year-old toymaker and the small Hollywood studio run by Jeffrey Katzenberg. Hasbro investors racheted up the pressure on CEO Brian…

DreamWorks Animation Shares Pop, And Hasbro’s Sag, On Deal Talks – Deadline.com

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014

DreamWorks Animation’s market value appreciated about $300 million to $2.2 billion as its share price rose 16% in early afternoon trading after Deadline disclosed that the independent studio is engaged in merger talks with Hasbro. The DWA price, at $25.95, is still well below the $35 that CEO Jeff Katzenberg is seeking. That suggests people believe something is going on, but aren’t convinced that the companies will reach an agreement —…

Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation: source – Reuters

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

(Reuters) – Hasbro Inc (HAS.O) is in early talks to buy Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.O), a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. DreamWorks’ shares closed up 14 percent at $25.52 on Thursday. Hasbro’s stock closed down 4.3 percent as investors worried over the impact of a deal on the company’s partnership with Disney. DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is seeking more than $30 per share, according…

Why Hasbro wants DreamWorks: synergy – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Optimus Prime, from the worldwide blockbuster film “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is unveiled outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on September 30, 2014.(Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images) The link between Toyland and Movieland is not so simple. It may look that way in a world where G.I. Joe and Transformers seem to so seamlessly jump from one genre to the other. But going from an icon in…

Hasbro in Early Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Hasbro Inc. is in early talks to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a deal that would bring an animation studio that just recently began diversifying beyond the big screen under the fold of a major toy maker, according to people familiar with the matter. A combination of the two companies could accelerate efforts at each to move beyond their core businesses. DreamWorks Animation has expanded into consumer products in…

Welcome. Marvel Announces New Guardians of the Galaxy Comic – IGN – IGN

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

By Jesse Schedeen The Guardians of the Galaxy have become a franchise unto themselves in the wake of their successful movie debut. Today Marvel announced another ongoing series joining the growing Guardians lineup. The hook with this new series, titled Marvel Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy, is that it’ll adapt episodes of the upcoming animated series. NYCC 2014: Production Begins on Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series Marvel Universe: Guardians…

Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal: Analyst – CNBC

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

There could be a major mouse-eared obstacle standing in the way of Hasbro‘s potential purchase of DreamWorks Animation. Sources say the toymaker is exploring a deal to buy DreamWorks, “Squawk Box” host Andrew Ross Sorkin reported in The New York Times. Read More Hasbro said to be in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation But Hasbro has a lucrative contract with Walt Disney to…

DreamWorks Animation & Hasbro In Merger Talks; Deal With Hearst Looming – Deadline.com

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Hasbro said to be in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halliburton is in talks to buy Baker Hughes, Dow Jones reported Thursday, citing sources.