DreamWorks Classics

American entertainment company

Classic Media, LLC, using the name DreamWorks Classics, is an American entertainment company. It is owned by DreamWorks Animation, which is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures through Comcast's NBCUniversal. It was founded as Classic Media in 2000 by Eric Ellenbogen and John Engelman.[7] The studio's library is made up of intellectual property catalogs and character brands it hs gotten from other companies. It also includes the licensing rights for some third-party properties. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation acquired Classic Media from its then-owner, Boomerang Media.[5][8]

Classic Media, LLC
(aka DreamWorks Classics)
DreamWorks Classics
FormerlyClassic Media (2000–2012)
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryIntellectual property
PredecessorsUnited Productions of America
Golden Book Video
Total Television
Entertainment Rights
Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
RevenueUS$82 million[1]
US$19 million[1] (2012)
Number of employees
80[2] (2012)
ParentUniversal Pictures

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Palmeri, Christopher (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Animation to Buy Owner of Casper, Lassie Shows". Bloomberg. Retrieved April 2, 2016.(subscription required)
  2. "DreamWorks buys Casper, Lassie owner Classic Media for $155m". Telegraph. July 23, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  3. Tribbey, Chris (May 11, 2009). "Classic Media Absorbs Subsidiaries". Home Media Magazine. Archived from the original on March 31, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  4. Moody, Annemarie (May 11, 2009). "Entertainment Rights to Operate as Classic Media". Animation World Network. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Verrier, Richard (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Animation buys 'Casper,' 'Lassie' parent Classic Media". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  6. Elliot, Stuart (January 16, 2008). "A Classic Series, Retooled and Swingin'". New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  7. "Classic Media Acquires Harvey Entertainment". Animation World Network. August 25, 2000. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  8. Acuna, Kirsten (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Studios Buys Classic Media For $155m". Business Insider. Retrieved November 2, 2014.