DreamWorks Animation & Hasbro In Merger Talks

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Philip164, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Philip164

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  2. unicronic

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    I would LOVE to see an animated Transformers movie from Dreamworks, if it's quality would be anything like HTTYD 1 & 2.
     
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    Doesn't seem implausible to me. Goldner's been trying to shift the company into the IP end of things, and given how many former Hasbro people see the writing on the wall re: the eventual fate of the industry, I'm SURE Goldner does.
     
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    Definitely not the company I'd have expected them to go with; the two have almost no previous business relationship, while they've been working directly and indirectly with Disney properties for years, including doing a *lot* of Disney-exclusive stuff. Plus their work with ILM on the Transformers movies.
     
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    Not COMPLETELY true; though they haven't dealt with Dreamworks Animation directly, Dreamworks was involved in the first few films.
     
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    Yup. I'm not as surprised by this as I would've thought I'd be.
     
  8. unicronic

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    Did I miss something? Doesn't Dreamworks have the live action movie license? Seems like a no-brainer given their existing relations.
     
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    Dreamworks stopped working on the live action films since 2009, at least for the tf ones
     
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    This is crazy. I just heard today that Mattel and Marvel Studios might be merging and now this. Whats with toy companies merging with production studios???
     
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    Toys are a struggling enterprise. Kids are moving to phone games and tablets and less to physical playthings.
     
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    So what might this mean exactly?
     
  14. Josh

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    I'm in if it can mean TF animated features!
     
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    Yes! This could be the movie of my Dreams! Just imagine the figures... *Drools*
     
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    You just want to be Color Director or whatever the role that's basically Lead Colorist for a movie/show is.

    ...Which I approve of. Send in those resumes!
     
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    Potentially big news, but a rumor for right now. It's one to keep an eye on for sure as it could be huge for entertainment purposes.
     
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    This is very interesting and could make a lot of sense. People have been writing the toy industry's obituary for years now, similar to the widespread predictions we had regarding the comic industry's state back when marvel filed for bankruptcy. I can see that the toy industry is shrinking over time but I think it will continue to be here in one shape or another. This potential merger is a way to possibly adapt with the continuously changing times.
     
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    If it happens, maybe we will get animated TF movies, like the DCAU ones?
     
  20. Ceric Neesh

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    As I said, *almost* none. They produced the first two TF films as well as partially produced DOTM, but that was due to Stephen Spielberg's involvement through Bay rather than the company as a whole. That business relationship was through Spielberg, who remained involved when Dreamworks divorced Paramount.