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Classic Media Celebrates Where’s Waldo’s 25th Anniversary
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Classic Media Celebrates Where’s Waldo’s 25th Anniversary

Classic Media, which is the current owner of the rights to the Where’s Waldo (Where’s Wally in some regions) property, is going to celebrate the long-running franchise’s 25th Anniversary with 25 Ways to Show Your Stripes, which is an event that includes products and partnerships across fashion, travel, media, and sports categories. Some of the Where’s Waldo partnerships and projects ...

DreamWorks Snags Classic Media
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DreamWorks Snags Classic Media

We recently posted about DreamWorks Animation being the lead bidder for iconic cartoon studio Classic Media, and it turns out it was only a matter of time before DreamWorks will get their way. Classic Media was acquired through a $155 million all cash deal, as per DreamWorks’ announcement, marking the studio’s first acquisition since it went public back in 2004. ...

DreamWorks Gunning for Classic Media
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DreamWorks Gunning for Classic Media

The New York Times has recently reported that DreamWorks Animation is currently the lead bidder for iconic cartoon studio Classic Media, which is home to popular franchises such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Where’s Waldo, and others. According to the report, DreamWorks has offered $150+ million for Classic Media, which already puts other smaller bidders out of the picture. ...

Voltron Week at ToonBarn, Day 5
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ToonBarn visits Voltron Headquarters: Bob Koplar Interview, Part 2

We have finally reached the end of Voltron Week at ToonBarn! We hope some of you were able to catch the Voltron Panel at ComicCon in San Diego yesterday, entitled “Voltron: Form Blazing Fans!” If you were there, please let us know what it was like by commenting below. We are really interested in knowing what the energy of the crowd was there, and how excited they were to learn ...

Voltron Week at ToonBarn - Day 4
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ToonBarn visits Voltron Headquarters: Bob Koplar Interview, Part 1

Welcome to Day 4 of Voltron Week! Contest Reminder: World Events Productions has allowed us to give away 3 Voltron Prize Packs to 3 lucky winners. In order to be eligible to win, you must be a ToonBarn member and you must comment at the end of one of the Voltron Week stories or on one of the YouTube Interview Videos. If you are not signed up for ToonBarn, you can sign up HERE. Midnight ...

Download Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA
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Download Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA

When there’s a whole universe to defend, you’d better be a pretty big robot. Or, better yet, be a pretty big robot comprised of 5 pretty big lion robots. Think we’re joking around? Just ask Voltron, the start of the 1980s Classic Media cartoon as well as the recently relaunched series on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons, Voltron Force. As if running two amazingly popular ...

Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA November 29
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Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA November 29

From days of long ago comes a legend — the Legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! It’s a classic subtitle to a classic cartoon, since reborn on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons network. Now, THQ is jumping in with the 1980s retro fun by launching Voltron: Defender of the Universe, a downloadable video game on PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) November 29th! Get ...

MGM Buys Movie Rights to Where’s Waldo
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MGM Buys Movie Rights to Where’s Waldo

Classic Media has revealed that the movie rights to their book-based property Where’s Waldo? has been acquired by MGM, and there are plans to create a live action adaptation out of the classic children’s book and cartoon series. According to MGM’s president of Motion Picture Group Jonathan Glickman: “We are thrilled to be bringing the search for Waldo to the big screen. Along with our ...

Voltron Double Blade
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Voltron Force Producers Bob Koplar and Jeremy Corray Interview

Coming this Thursday, November 3, at 8:30 PM, only on Nicktoons (anybody else have it memorized?), you can see an all new episode of Voltron Force (Episode 14: Form Green Center). In honor of this new block of episodes, as a special treat to visitors of ToonBarn, we were extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with Bob Koplar and Jeremy Corray, who are responsible for producing ...

'Where's Wally?' All Set for a Comeback
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Where’s Wally (aka Where’s Waldo) all set for a Classic Media comeback

It’s been asked since 1991, when its cartoon adaptation first aired, but we may finally have the answer to “Where’s Wally?” and the answer is: all over the world, now that Classic Media has licensed the property in Australia, Japan, and Western Europe. This is in addition to the recent agreements across the United Kingdom. Where’s Wally?, which is published in ...

Celebrate his 30th with Postman Pat The Movie: You Know You're The One
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Celebrate his 30th with Postman Pat The Movie: You Know You’re The One

Happy Birthday Postman Pat! As of this month, the Classic Media iconic toon becomes the longest running animated series on the BBC, hitting the ripe old age of 30. And how do most of us celebrate our birthdays? By unveiling we are going to star in our own CG, 3D Stereoscopic feature film, of course! Well, maybe the rest of us don’t do exactly that, but Postman Pat will! Postman Pat: ...

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