Comcast acquisition of DreamWorks Animation could be play for theme park IP

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

News emerged late Tuesday that Comcast was in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, the boutique studio run by Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks Animation is perhaps most valuable to Comcast as a way to compete with the Walt Disney Company in the theme park business. Since buying NBCUniversal, Comcast has poured billions into its Universal resorts.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:10 AM

Sorry about that :-)

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Friday, April 29, 2016 11:57 AM

Variety has reported the deal is set and DreamWorks will become part of NBCUniversal.

The guys over at Theme Park University are speculating that Universal Orlando's third gate will be based on DreamWorks, not Nintendo. Their reasoning: Uni announced that Nintendo-based attractions will be going to their Hollywood, Florida and Japan parks and it's unlikely they'd add lands to two parks and a whole new park in Florida; easier to develop the same attractions at each park.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 1:59 PM

I find their speculation to be generally ridiculous.

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