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Hasbro Acquires eOne for $4B

Toy company Hasbro continues to expand, as it recently managed to acquire the independent Canadian studio Entertainment One, for the princely sum of $4 Billion. This is significant news, because Entertainment One, or more popularly known as eOne, is home to preschool hits such as Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. Hasbro, for their part, are no lightweights when it comes to owned properties. Think ...

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New Chinese Transformers series “looks so good” it might go global

Back in 2017, Hasbro announced a partnership with China’s CCTV to produce a new Transformers animated series centred off of the mythological character of Nezha. Details were light, but we now know the show will launch sometime this year. The news is courtesy of Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, who briefly mentioned the project during the company’s first quarter results presentation last ...

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Cartoon Network adds Transformers Cyberverse in EMEA, Latin America

Hasbro Studios has signed a partnership with Cartoon Network that’ll see the broadcaster bring Transformers Cyberverse to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The latest adventures of the Autobots premiered on the Latin America feed in October, with a launch in Central Eastern Europe set for December 8th. Other markets will receive the show through the remainder of ...

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Hanazuki sprouts a new moon flower on Discovery Family

Hasbro’s animated web-series Hanazuki: Full of Treasures is about to make its U.S. television debut. After launching early last year on YouTube, the show is set to air on Discovery Family starting December 1st at 1PM. The series will premiere with an hour long broadcast of “A Moonflower is Born/Little Blue Hemka” and “What’s a Chicken Plant?/Slow Sand Rises.” From ...

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Hanazuki sprouts a new moon flower on Discovery Family

Hasbro’s animated web-series Hanazuki: Full of Treasures is about to make its U.S. television debut. After launching early last year on YouTube, the show is set to air on Discovery Family starting December 1st at 1PM. The series will premiere with an hour long broadcast of “A Moonflower is Born/Little Blue Hemka” and “What’s a Chicken Plant?/Slow Sand Rises.” From ...

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Transformers: Cyberverse rolls out on linear TV, video-on-demand

Transformers: Cyberverse, the latest animated incarnation of the Transformers franchise is here. Produced in Ireland at the Hasbro-owned Boulder Media, Transformers Cyberverse’s first season will consist of 18 eleven-minute episodes with a visual designed meant to be more evocative of the original 1980s-look. Cartoon Network previously streamed a clip of the show, here’s a trailer ...

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Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters grabs season 2 launch date

New episodes of Hasbro Studios’ Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters are set to drop next month. Internet streaming service Netflix will release the show’s 10-episode second season on September 7th. To promote the launch, Hasbro has streamed a trailer for the new batch that showcases the Flex Fighters deal with the repercussions of being super heroes and … romance? Stretch ...

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Cartoon Network provides first Transformers Cyberverse footage

Hasbro has been pretty quiet about the new Transformers Cyberverse animated series. With a fall launch ever drawing closer, television partner Cartoon Network has shared the first public footage of the show seen outside of a Comic-Con panel. The new clip showcases Windblade confronting a confused Bumblebee before the two are joined by the Decepticon Thundercracker: Bumblebee is on a critical ...

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Saban Brands prepares to shutdown

Following the purchase of its entertainment properties (including Power Rangers) by Hasbro,the Century City, CA-based Saban Brands has initiated a company shutdown. According to filings sent to the state of California from Saban Brands, the children’s entertainment firm intends to cease operations on July 2nd. 51 of its 60 employees will be laid off that day. The notice was sent on May 1st, ...

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Hasbro purchases Power Rangers franchise

Following February’s announcement that Hasbro would take over as the toy partner for Power Rangers, the Pawtucket toy company announced that it has entered an agreement with owner Saban Brands to purchase the franchise outright. The deal also includes My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia, Treehouse Detectives and others with a value at $522 million through a combination of cash ...

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My Little Pony Spoofs Saved by the Bell

There is a question on whether the target audience of My Little Pony are even old enough to be fans of the 90s TV sitcom Saved by the Bell. But there is no doubt that many of MLP’s older fans are at least aware of the show and understand its pop culture significance. So the clever spoof made for the eight season of MLP will not be lost on viewers. The eighth season of My Little Pony will ...

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Beyblade Burst gets third season, real life World Championship

2018 is going to be a big year for Beyblade. Takara Tomy’s spinning top brand is going to be bolstered by a new season of the Beyblade Burst television series, as well as a real life World Championship. First up is a new season of Beyblade Burst. Set to premiere on April 2nd in Japan on TV Tokyo, Beyblade Burst Chōzetsu (unofficially translated as “Super Z”) will see lead ...

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