|Subsidiary of Hasbro|
|Genre||Kids & Family|
|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. 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.
- 1 Background
- 2 History
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Hasbro Films
- 5 Other Hasbro filmography
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
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.
|Pound Puppies||Paul & Joe Productions
9 Story Entertainment
(episodes 1 to 7)
(episodes 8 to 65)
Top Draw Animation
(episodes 8 to 65)
|October 10, 2010||November 16, 2013||Hub Network|
|My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||DHX Media/Vancouver
Top Draw Animation
|October 10, 2010||present||Hub Network
|The Adventures of Chuck and Friends||Nelvana
|October 15, 2010||April 21, 2013||Hub Network|
|G.I. Joe: Renegades||Darby Pop Productions
|November 26, 2010||July 23, 2011||Hub Network|
K/O Paper Products
Darby Pop Productions
|November 29, 2010||July 26, 2013||Hub Network|
|Transformers: Rescue Bots||Atomic Cartoons
Darby Pop Productions
Moody Street Kids
(episode 53 to onwards)
|February 18, 2012||present||Hub Network
|June 2, 2012||December 28, 2013||Hub Network|
|Littlest Pet Shop||DHX Media/Vancouver
Top Draw Animation
|November 10, 2012||present||Hub Network
|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|
|Family Game Night||Zoo Productions||October 10, 2010||present|
|Pictureka!||Linda Ellman Productions||October 11, 2010||January 13, 2011|
|Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless||Big Machine
|October 22, 2010||October 24, 2010|
|Hubworld||Natural 9 Entertainment||November 5, 2010||October 29, 2011|
|The Game of Life||Golder Productions
|September 3, 2011||April 22, 2012|
|Scrabble Showdown||Rubicon Entertainment||September 3, 2011||April 22, 2012|
|Clue||Metzner Films||November 14, 2011||November 17, 2011|
|Monopoly Millionaires' Club||Entertain The Brutes
|February 7, 2015||present|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls||June 16, 2013|
|Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising||October 4, 2013|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks||September 27, 2014|
|My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games||September 26, 2015|
|Headquarters||Universal City, California, USA|
|Bennett Schneir (VP)|
Hasbro had made a 1980s animated Transformers movie. Waddingtons, later purchased by Hasbro in 1994, Clue's US licensee, had Clue made in 1985. Hasbro had previously licensed Transformers to DreamWorks for a live action film released in 2007. The Transformers franchise continued 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.
Hasbro filed suit against Sweetpea Entertainment and Warner Brothers 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. By October October 2013, Relativity and Hasbro had removed the Stretch Armstrong movie from their schedules.
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 a new film self-finance/co-finance label Allspark Pictures with its first but existing project Jem and the Holograms plus newly announced My Little Pony movie.
Hasbro's first original film project (not based on a toy or game), Hacker Camp, was assigned a 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.
On August 3, 2015, Warner Bros. announced that they will be developing a Dungeons & Dragons movie 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.
Other Hasbro filmography
- Romper Room
- The Charmkins
- The Transformers
- Transformers: The Headmasters
- Transformers: Super-God Masterforce
- Transformers: Victory
- My Little Pony
- The Glo Friends
- Potato Head Kids
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985)
- Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
- Dungeons & Dragons (1983)
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1989)
- Maxie's World
- Challenge of the GoBots
- Pound Puppies (1985 special)
- Pound Puppies (1986 TV series)
- Spiral Zone
- My Little Pony Tales
- Conan the Adventurer (acquired)
- Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles
- G.I. Joe Extreme
- Littlest Pet Shop (1995)
- Beast Wars: Transformers
- Beast Machines: Transformers
- The Mr. Potato Head Show
- G.I. Joe: Sigma 6
- Beyblade: Metal Fusion
- Beyblade: Shogun Steel
- BeyWarriors: BeyRaiderz
- Duel Masters
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2000)
- Transformers: Armada
- Transformers: Energon
- Transformers: Cybertron
- Transformers: Animated
- G.I. Joe: Resolute
- B-Daman Crossfire
- B-Daman Fireblast
- Idaten Jump
- Yo-Kai Watch
- My Little Pony: The Movie
- My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas
- My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade
- My Little Pony Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow
- My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place
- My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure
- The Transformers: The Movie
- G.I. Joe: The Movie
- G.I. Joe: Spy Troops
- G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom
- G.I. Joe: Ninja Battles
- Inhumanoids: The Movie
- Star Fairies
- GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords
- Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw
- Action Man: Robot Atak
- Action Man: X Missions – The Movie
- Clue (1985)
- Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
- Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God
- Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness
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