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NBCUniversal today announced the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development. Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation has an equity value of approximately $3.8 billion. DreamWorks Animation stockholders will receive $41 in cash for each share of DreamWorks Animation common stock.
The acquisition includes popular DreamWorks Animation film franchises, such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. It also includes hundreds of hours of original animated content distributed across linear and SVOD platforms in more than 130 countries. Additionally, DreamWorks Classics, a large library of classic characters, including Where’s Waldo, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, will become part of the NBCUniversal portfolio.
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Two-time Academy Award-winning director and CEO of Walt Disney/Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter today received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining the celebration were Bonnie Hunt, Owen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Emily Mortimer, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Don Rickles, Randy Newman and Cheech Marin whom have worked with Lasseter on various Pixar projects. Lasseterâ€™s star is the 2,453rd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located in front of the El Capitan Theatre.