The Hatchery (company)

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The Hatchery, LLC
Production company
Industry Production
Founded 2003
Founder Margaret Loesch
Bruce Stein
Headquarters Burbank, California
Key people
Dan Angel (CCO)
Parent Mandalay Entertainment
American Greetings

The Hatchery, LLC is an American media production company owned by American Greetings and Mandalay Entertainment and located in Burbank, California.

In 2003, Margaret Loesch and Bruce Stein formed Hatchery with financing from Peter Guber and Paul Schaeffer of Mandalay Entertainment Group. [1] In December 2004, American Greetings Corporation purchased a major stake in the company, joining Mandalay in joint ownership. American Greetings thereafter licensed their characters (Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake) in various filmed projects with Harchery, which will market their products via American Greetings' 600 stores and 35,000 greeting-card retail locations.[2]

The Hatchery produced two programs that air on The Hub cable channel: R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour and Dan Vs..


  1. ^ Hofmeister, Sallie (November 12, 2003). "Former TV, Toy Execs Form New Company". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "American Greetings Buys Part of TV Firm". Los Angeles Times. Bloomberg News. December 18, 2004. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 

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