|Founded||Los Angeles, California, United States (2009 )|
|Headquarters||Burbank, California, United States|
Number of locations
|Stephen J. Davis (President)|
Hasbro Studios is an American production company located in Burbank, California. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hasbro. This company is best known for films and shows such as the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls film series and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV series. Originally just a TV production division, many of its TV shows, such as My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Littlest Pet Shop, are based on Hasbro properties and are broadcast on the Discovery Family television network, a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications.
In the early 1980s, when Hasbro decided to begin creating animated series based on their properties, they hired Sunbow Productions, who was already producing commercials for them, to create such series as G.I. Joe and The Transformers. In May 2008, Hasbro reacquired the animated series based on their properties from Sunbow Productions, so they could create programs in-house.
Hasbro Studios was formed in 2009 for TV development, production, and distribution under Stephen Davis as president. On November 9, 2010, Hasbro Studios signed an agreement with Canadian media company Corus Entertainment to broadcast their productions on Canadian television networks, such as YTV and Teletoon. On October 6, 2011, Hasbro Studios signed an agreement with seven US and international airlines, such as Continental Airlines and Qantas, to broadcast shows on their planes. In March 2012, the studio started venturing into foreign co-productions starting with Play-Doh (DoPei Le Doh), mixed animation and live action series with Toonmax, part of the Shanghai Media Group.
In December 2012, Hasbro transferred all entertainment divisions to Hasbro Studios, including their Los Angeles-based film group and Cake Mix Studio, the company's Rhode Island-based commercials and short content producer. On February 28, 2013, the studio laid off three staffers in its Game & Reality Show Production & Development department and moved that department under Vice President Kevin Belinkoff to the animation department's executive plus outside creative consultants.
Hub Network was renamed Discovery Family on October 13, 2014 after Hasbro gave up some of its ownership to their joint-partner Discovery Communications. On October 20, the studio announced a new film self-finance/co-finance production label Allspark Pictures.
On December 15, 2015, Hasbro Studios and Paramount Pictures had agreed to a deal creating a five-property movie universe produced by Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The properties in this movie-verse are G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and Rom.
After two attempted films for Stretch Armstrong, the property was pick up by Netflix for a full 26-episode order as an animated series making it the first deal between the company and the streaming service.
|Pound Puppies||October 10, 2010||November 16, 2013||The Hub / Hub Network|
|My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||DHX Media/Vancouver
Top Draw Animation
|October 10, 2010||present||The Hub / Hub Network / Discovery Family|
|The Adventures of Chuck and Friends||Nelvana
|October 15, 2010||January 9, 2012||The Hub|
|G.I. Joe: Renegades||Darby Pop Productions
|November 26, 2010||July 23, 2011||The Hub|
|Transformers: Prime||November 29, 2010||July 26, 2013||The Hub / Hub Network|
|Transformers: Rescue Bots||February 18, 2012||October 22, 2016||The Hub / Hub Network / Discovery Family|
|June 2, 2012||December 28, 2013||The Hub / Hub Network|
|Littlest Pet Shop||DHX Media/Vancouver
Top Draw Animation
|November 10, 2012||June 4, 2016||The Hub / Hub Network / Discovery Family|
|Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Darby Pop Productions
|March 14, 2015||present||Cartoon Network|
|Blazing Team||Guangdong Alpha Animation & Culture Co.||November 13, 2015||present||Discovery Family|
|Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy||Boulder Media Limited||TBA||Announced|
|Nezha and Transformers||CCTV Animation||TBA||Announced||CCTV|
|Transformers: Combiner Wars||Machinima, Inc.
|August 2, 2016||September 20, 2016||go90|
|Hanazuki: Full of Treasures||Titmouse, Inc.
|January 11, 2017||ongoing||YouTube|
|Transformers: Titans Return||Machinima, Inc.
|Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters||2017||Netflix|
|Littlest Pet Shop: Unleashed||Boulder Media Limited||YouTube|
|Family Game Night||ZOO Productions||October 10, 2010||November 9, 2014||The Hub / Discovery Family|
|Pictureka!||Linda Ellman Productions||October 11, 2010||January 13, 2011||The Hub|
|Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless||Big Machine
|October 22, 2010||October 24, 2010||The Hub|
|Hubworld||Natural 9 Entertainment||November 5, 2010||October 29, 2011||The Hub|
|The Game of Life||Andrew Golder Productions
|September 3, 2011||April 22, 2012||The Hub|
|Scrabble Showdown||Rubicon Entertainment||September 3, 2011||April 22, 2012||The Hub|
|Clue||Metzner Films||November 14, 2011||November 17, 2011||The Hub|
|Monopoly Millionaires' Club||Entertain The Brutes
|February 7, 2015||April 30, 2016||Syndication|
|Boggle Battle||Entertainment One
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls||June 16, 2013||Theaters|
|Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising||October 4, 2013||Hub Network|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks||September 27, 2014||Theaters|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games||September 26, 2015||Discovery Family|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree||October 1, 2016||Netflix|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls TV specials||June 24 – July 8, 2017||Discovery Family / Netflix||3 TV specials 22 minutes each|
|Headquarters||Universal City, California, USA|
|Divisions||Allspark Pictures (label)|
In 1986, The Transformers: The Movie and My Little Pony: The Movie, animated theatrical films based on Hasbro properties, were released. Waddingtons, later purchased by Hasbro in 1994, Clue's US licensee, licensed a Clue film, released in 1985. Hasbro had previously licensed Transformers to DreamWorks for a live action film released in 2007. The Transformers franchise continued solely with Paramount Pictures, the distribution of and acquirer of DreamWorks, with the addition of the G.I. Joe property.
Hasbro Films history
Hasbro and Universal Pictures signed an agreement in February 2008 to derive and produce four films from seven Hasbro properties: Battleship, Candy Land, Clue, Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, Ouija, and Stretch Armstrong. Hasbro was to pay for all development costs for the films and Universal was supposed to pay $5 million per property not made into films. In May, Bennett Schneir was hired to lead its film division while Hasbro also reacquired animated series based on their properties from Sunbow Productions.
By January 2012, all Hasbro properties at Universal — except for Battleship and Ouija — were halted in development. While Hasbro's film division continued to have an office on the Universal lot, Hasbro was able to take the Universal agreement properties to any studio. Universal paid a multimillion-dollar fee instead of the $5 million per property to depart from the agreement.
On 31 January 2011, it was announced that Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison, and Adam Sandler were in final negotiations to develop the Candy Land film. In February, Stretch Armstrong was set up with Relativity Media. In October, Hasbro signed a three picture co-production two-year deal which includes a first look provision with Emmett/Furla for Monopoly, Action Man, and Hungry Hungry Hippos, with Envision Entertainment's partners Stepan Martisoyan and Remington Chase as co-financiers. In December, Hasbro transferred the feature films division into Hasbro Studios along with its other short film division. By October 10, 2013, Relativity and Hasbro had removed the Stretch Armstrong movie from their schedules.
Hasbro filed suit against Sweetpea Entertainment and Warner Bros. on May 12, 2013 regarding the announced Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) movie based on Chainmail. Hasbro had asserted that rights had reverted to Hasbro, while Sweetpea felt they had the rights under a 1994 agreement with TSR. Hasbro had reportedly just agreed to license D&D movie rights to Universal. On August 3, 2015, Warner Bros. announced that they will be developing a Dungeons & Dragons movie as a resolution to the lawsuit. The film will be based on the Forgotten Realms campaign world with Courtney Solomon and Roy Lee producing, David Leslie Johnson writing the screenplay, and produced by Sweetpea Entertainment and Allspark Pictures.
In January 2014, Hasbro announced a franchise film deal with 20th Century Fox for Magic: The Gathering by its subsidiary Wizards of the Coast. In October 2014, the studio announced its film self-finance/co-finance label Allspark Pictures with its first existing project Jem and the Holograms, along with My Little Pony: The Movie.
Hasbro's first original film project, Hacker Camp, was assigned to writer Tripper Clancy in February 2015. By July 2015, the Monopoly satire film with Emmett/Furla was set aside with Hasbro announcing that Lionsgate will distribute a Monopoly film with Andrew Niccol writing the film as a family-friendly action adventure film co-financed and produced by Lionsgate and Hasbro's Allspark Pictures.
Films' parent unit, Hasbro Studios, on December 15, 2015 agreed with Paramount Pictures to a deal creating a five-property movie universe by financing unit Allspark Pictures and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The properties in this movie-verse are G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and Rom. A writers’ room was organized to develop a "creative roadmap". On April 21, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Cheo Coker, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, Joe Robert Cole, Jeff Pinkner, Nicole Riegel and Geneva Robertson has joined the writers room.
|Transformers||July 3, 2007|
|Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||June 24, 2009|
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||
||August 7, 2009|
|Transformers: Dark of the Moon||
||June 29, 2011|
|Battleship||May 18, 2012|
|G.I. Joe: Retaliation||March 28, 2013|
|Transformers: Age of Extinction||June 27, 2014|
|Ouija||October 24, 2014|
|Jem and the Holograms||
||October 23, 2015|||
|Ouija: Origin of Evil||
||October 21, 2016|||
|Transformers: The Last Knight||
||June 21, 2017|||
|My Little Pony: The Movie||Allspark Pictures
|October 6, 2017||Animated|
di Bonaventura Pictures
|December 21, 2018|||
|Transformers 6||June 28, 2019|||
|Announced/In development films|
|G.I. Joe 3||
|Hungry Hungry Hippos||Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films||TBA|||
|Magic: The Gathering||20th Century Fox||TBA|||
|Dungeons & Dragons||TBA|||
|Candy Land||Columbia Pictures
Happy Madison Productions
|Action Man||Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films||TBA|||
|Clue||20th Century Fox||TBA|||
|Furby||The Weinstein Company
|Animated Transformers Theatrical Film||Boulder Media Limited
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