Nest Family Entertainment

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Nest Family Entertainment is an American family entertainment company based in Coppell, Texas. It was formed in 1980 as Family Entertainment Network by Jared F Brown, Stephen W. Griffin and Seldon O Young. The company first released dramatized audio cassettes sets that are based on stories from the Holy Bible. In 1981, Nest Family Entertainment founded another company, Living History Productitons to released dramatized audio cassettes set that are based beloved principles of hero classics. The studio owned Richard Rich's animation studios Rich Animation Studios until 1993, then Family Entertainment Network was renamed to Family Entertainment, also in the fall of 1994, Family Entertainment was renamed to Nest Entertainment. In 1996, Living History Productions was folded into Nest Entertainment. Rich Animation Studios was sold to Indian animation company Crest Animation Studios in 2000, and changed its name to RichCrest Animation Studios before being renamed again to Crest Animation Productions. Crest Animation Productions was shutdown in 2013 and folded into Splash Entertainment.

After the president of Nest Family Entertainment Stephen W. Griffin has been stepped down in 1994, Nest Family Entertainment and Rich Animation created the original 1994 animated feature film, The Swan Princess, with New Line Cinema (now Sony Pictures). The intellectual property rights for The Swan Princess art, logo and title have been transferred to Swan Princess Partners Utah LLC [1] (DBA Swan Princess Partners).[2] Swan Princess Partners is also owned by Jared F Brown and Seldon O Young and is currently active in merchandizing The Swan Princess brand and creating more animated films with Sony Pictures and Streetlight Productions (Richard Rich's production studio).

Nest Family Entertainment distributes short animated films for children's education, such as the Animated Heroes Classics which was owned by Living History Productions until 1996 and Warner/Nest Animation until 1997.



  1. ^ "United States Copyright Office". Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Division of Corporations and Commercial Code". State of Utah. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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