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 production company owned by American Greetings and Mandalay Entertainment. located in Burbank, California.

In 2003, Margaret Loesch and Bruce Stein formed Hatchery with financial support 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 as parent companies. With American Greetings taking a major stake, the Hatchery will be allowed to use their characters (Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake) in various filmed projects. Hatchery will also get access for its products via American Greetings' 600 stores and 35,000 greeting-card retail locations.[2]

The Hatchery has two shows that aired on The Hub which includes 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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