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Classic Media, LLC, is an American animation studio, production company and distributor of family programming. It was founded in 2000 by former Marvel Entertainment CEO Eric Ellenbogen and former Broadway Video executive John Engelman in hopes of acquiring mismanaged classic properties and giving exposure to them.

Their library consists of properties that they acquired from other companies, including United Productions of America, Harvey Entertainment, Golden Books Family Entertainment, Big Idea Entertainment, Cosgrove Hall, Maddocks Cartoon Productions, Trumptonshire, CMTB Animation, Mark Mason Animation and Entertainment Rights.

HistoryEdit

Classic Media era (2000-2012)Edit

In May 2000, Ellenbogen and Engelman launched Classic Media with funding from Pegasus Capital Advisors, Frank Biondi's Waterview Partners and the Tisch family. Classic Media acquired a number of companies for their media properties including UPA and Harvey Entertainment[5] With Random House in 2001, Classic Media won a bankruptcy court auction for the assets of Golden Books Family Entertainment including the assumption the debt, with Random House receiving all the publishing properties and Classic its entertainment division.[6][7] In 2002, the company teamed up with the estate of Jay Ward to create a joint venture, Bullwinkle Studios, which manages all rights to the Jay Ward Productions animated catalog (with Classic Media owning an 80% stake and the Ward estate owning 20%). In 2003, Classic Media purchased the assets of the bankrupt Big Idea Productions.[8]

In 2005, the company was recapitalized by an investment group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and existing partner Pegasus Capital Advisors. This investment group also included Random House Ventures, a private equity subsidiary of Random House which is now known as Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI).[9] In 2006, Classic Media teamed up with ION Media Networks, NBCUniversal, Corus Entertainment, and Scholastic Corporation in a joint venture to launch Qubo, a general kids and family entertainment network.

On December 14, 2006, it was announced that Classic Media would be acquired by UK-based rival Entertainment Rights for $210.0 million, and the deal was completed on January 11, 2007. Before the acquisition of was completed, both companies announced distribution and production agreements with Genius Products, LLC, replacing the deal with Sony Wonder.[10]

Entertainment Rights fell in to Administration on 1 April 2009[11][12] On the same day, Boomerang Media, LLC (also formed by Ellenbogen and Engelman)[13] announced that it would acquire Entertainment Rights' principal U.K. and U.S. subsidiaries, including Classic Media, Inc. and Big Idea Entertainment from the Administrates.[14][15] On May 11, 2009, Classic Media announced that the former U.K. and U.S. subsidiaries of Entertainment Rights would operate as a unified business under the new parent company's name, Classic Media. Big Idea, Inc. would operate under its own name.[16][17]

DreamWorks Classics era (2012-present)Edit

On July 23, 2012, DreamWorks Animation acquired Classic Media for $155 million; the company became a division of DreamWorks Animation and renamed DreamWorks Classics.

Holdings (V1)Edit

Entertainment RightsEdit

FilmationEdit

Rankin/BassEdit

Dr. Seuss ClassicsEdit

Jack WratherEdit

Sleepy KidsEdit

Harvey ComicsEdit

Famous StudiosEdit

  • The non-Popeye cartoons from October 1950 to March 1962

Jay Ward ProductionsEdit

Total TelevisionEdit

Art ClokeyEdit

CMTB AnimationEdit

Trans-Lux/Adventure Cartoon ProductionsEdit

Image EntertainmentEdit

Cosgrove HallEdit

Little Entertainment Co.Edit

Maddocks AnimationEdit

Silver Fox Animation and Mark Mason AnimationEdit

UPAEdit

Teletoon Original ProductionsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Shari Lewis' two PBS seriesEdit

Golden Books Family EntertainmentEdit

Tell-Tale ProductionsEdit

TransformersEdit

TrumptonshireEdit

Varga LondonEdit

Tribune Media ServicesEdit

GodzillaEdit

Woodland AnimationsEdit

  • Postman Pat (original series)
  • Gran
  • Bertha
  • Charlie Chalk
  • Postman Pat and the Toy Soldiers
  • Postman Pat Takes the Bus
  • Postman Pat and the Tuba
  • Postman Pat and the Barometer

World Events ProductionsEdit

Big Idea EntertainmentEdit

Terry WardEdit

Holdings (V2)Edit

Holdings (V3)Edit

CatalogEdit

Character brandsEdit

Licensing rightsEdit

CharactersEdit

  • Alias the Jester
  • Archie, Reggie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Hot Dog
  • Baby Huey and Mama Duck
  • Bananaman
  • Basil Brush
  • The Beagles (Stringer and Tubby)
  • The BFG
  • Boris and Natasha
  • Bravestarr
  • Buzzy the Funny Crow
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Charlie Chalk
  • Chorlton the Happiness Dragon and Fenella the Kettle Witch
  • Count Duckula
  • Danger Mouse and Penfold
  • Dick Tracy
  • Doctor Solar
  • Dudley Do-Right
  • Engie Benjy with Jollop and Dan the Van
  • Fabulous Funnies
  • Fantomcat
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Felix the Cat
  • Finley the Fire Engine
  • Fractured Fairy Tales Characters (like the Fairy)
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • George of the Jungle
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing
  • Gloria Glad
  • Godzilla
  • The Grinch and his dog Max
  • Groovie Goolies (Frankie, Wolfie, Mummy, Drac, Batso and Ratso)
  • Gumby
  • He-Man with Battle Cat
  • Horton the Elephant
  • Hot Stuff
  • Jamie and his dog Wordsworth
  • Jess the Cat (Guess with Jess)
  • Jim Jam & Sunny
  • King Leonardo
  • Lamb Chop
  • Little Audrey and her puppy Pal
  • Little Dot
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Little Lotta
  • Little Lulu with Tubby, Alvin, Annie, Gloria and Wilbur
  • The Lone Ranger
  • The Lorax
  • Magnus: Robot Fighter
  • Marlon, Rocky and Bluey (Avenger Penguins)
  • Mayda Munny
  • Mr Magoo
  • Mr Bump and Mr Tickle
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman
  • Mr Toad (The Wind in the Willows)
  • Oakie Doke
  • Pat the Bunny
  • Peter Cottontail
  • Postman Pat
  • Princess Charma
  • The Raggy Dolls (Princess, Claude, Dotty, Hi-Fi, Lucy, Sad Sack and Back to Front)
  • Red Baron
  • Richie Rich
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Roger Ramjet
  • Romuald the Reindeer
  • Roy Roger
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with Sam the Snowman, Hermey and Yukon Cornelius
  • Rupert Bear
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (S.D. Kluger, Kris Kringle, Miss Jessica, Winter Warlock and Topper)
  • The Secrets of Isis
  • Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
  • Shazam!
  • She-Ra and Swift Wind
  • Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost
  • Tennessee Tuxedo
  • Terry Pratchett's Truckers
  • Tinga Tinga Tales (Red Monkey and Hippo)
  • Transformers: Animated
  • Turok
  • Underdog
  • VeggieTales
  • Victor and Hugo
  • Voltron
  • Wendy the Good Little Witch
  • Where’s Waldo?

The Harvey Comics Collectable SongsEdit

Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Baby Huey and all their Harvey Cartoon Stars are Bring your songs of TV Shows and theatrical Animated Cartoons, with The Harveytoon Show Theme in 3 Discs.

Disc 1

  1. Theme Tune from "The Harveytoon Show"
  2. "Casper the Friendly Ghost" from Casper Featurettes (Chorus)
  3. "Happy-Go-Lucky Ghost" (Casper)
  4. "Casper" from The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (Chorus)
  5. "Come Along Now and Join the Party" from The New Casper Cartoon Show (Casper, Wendy, Little Audrey, Baby Huey, Richie Rich, Gloria Glad, Hot Stuff and Chorus)
  6. "Nothing But a Puff of Air" from Casper's Spree Under the Sea (Casper and Ghost Chorus)
  7. "Spook Stew" (The Ghostly Trio)
  8. "I Wanna Scare Myself" (Spooky)
  9. "Nightmare's Song" (Casper)
  10. "The Cute Little Witch" (Rock-a-Bye Baby) (Wendy)
  11. "Knock on Wood" from Richblanca (Spooky and Chorus)
  12. "Hot, Hot, Hot" (Hot Stuff)
  13. "I Am a Little Devil" (Hot Stuff and Chorus)
  14. "Princess Charma" (Hot Stuff and Princess Charma)
  15. "That's Rich" from The Richie Rich/Scooby Doo Show (Chorus)
  16. "Hooray for Richie Rich" (Richie Rich and Chorus)
  17. "The Poor Little Rich Boy" (Chorus)
  18. "Although I Dropped $100,000" (Richie Rich and Gloria Glad)
  19. "Richie Rich and Casper" (Richie Rich and Casper)

Disc 2

  1. "Harveytoons Theme" (Music by Winston Sharples)
  2. "Baby Huey" from The Baby Huey Show (Chorus)
  3. "The Duh Papa Song" from Tempo Tantrum (Baby Huey)
  4. "I'm a Baby Huey" (The Merry-go-Round Broke Down) (Baby Huey and Children's Chorus)
  5. "Song of the Pirates" (Bottle of Rum) from Swab the Duck (Baby Huey and Children's Chorus)
  6. "Do the Duck" from Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (Baby Huey)
  7. "Listen to the Mockingbird" (Buzzy Crow)
  8. "Cats and Crows" (Buzzy Crow and Katsy Cat)
  9. "Come Lads and Lasses" (Katsy Cat)
  10. "Tommy and Moe are Friends" (Tommy and Moe)
  11. "The Daring Young Hare on the Flying Trapeze" (The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze) (Tommy)
  12. "I Love Money" (Moe)
  13. "Lord Loves A Hangin" (Tommy, Moe and Chorus)
  14. "Skiddle Diddle Dee" from Herman and Katnip Featurettes (Chorus)
  15. "Tax Collector" from Robin Rodenthood (Katnip and Chorus)
  16. "No Mouse in the World Like me" (Friend like Me) (Herman and Katnip)
  17. "Louise" from of Mice and Magic (Herman)
  18. "Sailing the Ocean Way" from Ship A Hooey (Herman and Chorus)
  19. "Show Biz" (Jackie Jokers and Chorus)
  20. "Make 'Em Laugh" (Jackie Jokers)

Disc 3

  1. "The World of Modern Madcap" (Children's Chorus)
  2. "We're Harvey Girls" from The Harvey Girls (Little Lotta, Little Dot, Gloria Glad and Little Audrey)
  3. "Little Audrey Says" from Little Audrey Featurettes (Chorus)
  4. "Oh' Little Audrey" from The Adventures of Little Audrey (Little Audrey and Children's Chorus)
  5. "Here i go Round and Round" (Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush) (Little Audrey and Children's Chorus)
  6. "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (Little Audrey and Children's Chorus)
  7. "Me and My Friends" (Sing) (Little Audrey, Casper, Little Dot, Hot Stuff, Wendy, Buzzy, Richie Rich, Gloria Glad, Baby Huey and Chorus)
  8. "Richie and Audrey" from Richblanca (Richie Rich, Little Audrey and Chorus)
  9. "I Like Dots" (Little Dot)
  10. "Spotty Girl" (Little Dot and Children's Chorus)
  11. "I'm a Good Girl" (Gloria Glad)
  12. "I'm Just Curious" (Gloria Glad and Chorus)
  13. "Food Glorious Food" (Little Lotta and Children's Chorus)
  14. "It's Leaping Lotta" (Little Lotta and Chorus)
  15. "Dot and Lotta" (Little Dot, Little Lotta and Children's Chorus)
  16. "Open my Heart" from Making Friends with The Harveytoons (Chorus and Children's Chorus)
  17. "By the Beautiful Sea" (Casper, Wendy, Little Audrey and Children's Chorus)
  18. "Casper and Friends" from Casper and Friends (Chorus)
  19. "It's Time for Funday Funnies" from Matty's Funday Funnies (Chorus)
  20. "Little Kids" (Harvey Kids)

The Harvey Toons Soundtrack (Songs and Music of Casper and Friends)Edit

A Harvey Toons CD Set (with 2 Disc) with Songs from Casper, Wendy, Little Audrey, Little Dot, Baby Huey, Richie Rich, Gloria Glad and Buzzy Crow in Harvey TV Shows, Animated Cartoons and Harvey Records. Plus a DVD full of Harvey Songs and Cilps from the Harvey Toons.

Disc 1

  1. Theme Tune from "The Harveytoon Show"
  2. "Harveytoons Theme" (Music by Winston Sharples)
  3. "Casper the Friendly Ghost" from Casper Featurettes (Chorus)
  4. "The Cute Little Witch" (Rock-a-Bye Baby) (Wendy)
  5. "Baby Huey" from The Baby Huey Show (Chorus)
  6. "Little Audrey Says" from Little Audrey Featurettes (Chorus)
  7. "Listen to the Mockingbird" (Buzzy Crow)
  8. "That's Rich" from The Richie Rich/Scooby Doo Show (Chorus)
  9. "I'm Just Curious" (Gloria Glad and Chorus)
  10. "Spotty Girl" (Little Dot and Children's Chorus)
  11. "I Am a Little Devil" (Hot Stuff and Chorus)
  12. "Skiddle Diddle Dee" from Herman and Katnip Featurettes (Chorus)
  13. "Show Biz" (Jackie Jokers and Chorus)
  14. "Food Glorious Food" (Little Lotta and Children's Chorus)
  15. "Tommy and Moe are Friends" (Tommy and Moe)
  16. "Casper and Friends" from Casper and Friends (Chorus)
  17. "Come Along Now and Join the Party" from The New Casper Cartoon Show (Casper, Wendy, Little Audrey, Baby Huey, Richie Rich, Gloria Glad, Hot Stuff and Chorus)
  18. "Casper, Casper" (Whatcha Doin' On The Moon) (The Comix)
  19. "The Magic Wand of Wendy" (The Comix)
  20. "Here Come Little Audrey" (Little Audrey's Song) (The Comix)
  21. "Casper" from The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (Chorus)
  22. "Hooray for Richie Rich" (Richie Rich and Chorus)
  23. "Little Kids" (Harvey Kids)
  24. "The Poor Little Rich Boy" (Chorus)
  25. "Baby Huey/Hot Stuff" (The Comix)
  26. "Me and My Friends" (Sing) (Little Audrey, Casper, Little Dot, Hot Stuff, Wendy, Buzzy, Richie Rich, Gloria Glad, Baby Huey and Chorus)
  27. "Start your Day with a Song" from Screen Songs (Chorus)
  28. "A Madness Tune" (Sing A Song of Six Pence) from Kartunes and Buzzy Cartoons
  29. "What, What, What Should I Do" from The What Should I Do Series (Chorus)
  30. "The World of Modern Madcap" (Children's Chorus)

Disc 2

  1. "Happy-Go-Lucky Ghost" (Casper)
  2. "Knock on Wood" from Richblanca (Spooky and Chorus)
  3. "Make Magic with Wendy" (Wendy and Chorus)
  4. "Do the Duck" from Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (Baby Huey)
  5. "Although I Dropped $100,000" (Richie Rich and Gloria Glad)
  6. "Cats and Crows" (Buzzy Crow and Katsy Cat)
  7. "We're Harvey Girls" from The Harvey Girls (Little Lotta, Little Dot, Gloria Glad and Little Audrey)
  8. "Oh' Little Audrey" from The Adventures of Little Audrey (Little Audrey and Children's Chorus)
  9. "L. A." from The New Harveytoons Show (Little Audrey, Little Dot and Chorus)
  10. "Richie Rich and Casper" (Richie Rich and Casper)
  11. "I Like Dots" (Little Dot)
  12. "Princess Charma" (Hot Stuff and Princess Charma)
  13. "Nothing But a Puff of Air" from Casper's Spree Under the Sea (Casper and Ghost Chorus)
  14. "Song of the Pirates" (Bottle of Rum) from Swab the Duck (Baby Huey and Children's Chorus)
  15. "I Just a Lovely Little Girl" from Sam's Dance Party (Little Audrey)
  16. "Richie and Audrey" from Richblanca (Richie Rich, Little Audrey and Chorus)
  17. "I Wanna Scare Myself" (Spooky)
  18. "Try a Little Something New/High and Low Medley" (Little Audrey, Lucretia, Dollar, Peewee, Freckles, Gloria and Camp Fire Blue Birds)
  19. "Here i go Round and Round" (Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush) (Little Audrey and Children's Chorus)
  20. "Come Lads and Lasses" (Katsy Cat)
  21. "Hot, Hot, Hot" (Hot Stuff)
  22. "The Duh Papa Song" from Tempo Tantrum (Baby Huey)
  23. "It's Time for Funday Funnies" from Matty's Funday Funnies (Chorus)
  24. "The Daring Young Hare on the Flying Trapeze" (The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze) (Tommy)
  25. "Make Me Laugh" (Jackie Jokers and Richie Rich)
  26. "No Mouse in the World Like me" (Friend like Me) (Herman and Katnip)
  27. "It's Leaping Lotta" (Little Lotta and Chorus)
  28. "Lord Loves A Hangin" (Tommy, Moe and Chorus)
  29. "Louise" from of Mice and Magic (Herman)
  30. "I'm in the Mood for Love" from A Bicep Built for Two (Katnip)

Harveytoons on CD romEdit

Meet Wendy, Baby Huey, Hot Stuff, Richie Rich, Little Dot and Playful Little Audrey as Kids learning about 123's, ABC's, Colors and Shapes and other age Appropriate Skills.

  • Toddler

in Richie Rich's Word Factory, Ricie and his Friends show Gloria Glad how they make Letters and Words to Richville School.

  • Preschool

Little Audrey had never be in the Carnival before, so The other Harvey Characters Rebuild a Carnival for her.

  • Kindergarten

Little Dot helps her Friends at Harvey Summercamp to Prepare for the Campfire Party.

  • 1st Grade

Tonight's the Premiere of Richie Rich's Variety show, but he needs help from Wendy to find the Set, Script, Props and Costumes in Time for the Show.

  • 2nd Grade

Hot Stuff, Ace Detective will investigate Main Street for Newspaper Cover Stories.

  • Ready to Read

Learning to Read with Baby Huey and Little Audrey from the Alphabet and Spelling to Phonics and Rhyming.

  • Ready for Math

Learning for Math with Little Dot and Richie Rich from Counting and Sorting to Adding and Subtracting.

Voices

  1. Joe Alaskey - Baby Huey
  2. Katie Leigh - Richie Rich
  3. Anndi McAfee - Wendy
  4. Kath Soucie - Little Audrey, Hot Stuff
  5. Cree Summer - Little Dot

Additional Voices

  1. Charlie Adler
  2. Joe Alaskey - Katnip
  3. Carlos Alazraqui
  4. Jim Cummings
  5. Jeannie Elias
  6. Pat Fraley - Dollar the Dog
  7. Maurice LaMarche
  8. Pauline Little
  9. Jason Marsden
  10. Rob Paulsen
  11. Malachi Pearson - Casper
  12. Ernie Sabella
  13. Michael Sicoly
  14. Kath Soucie
  15. Tara Strong - Lucretia
  16. Jacob Tierney
  17. Billy West

NotesEdit

1. The Where's Waldo? TV series is owned by HiT Communications plc.

2. The pre-1974 Rankin/Bass theatrical library is owned by French production company StudioCanal (the successor company to original distributor Embassy Pictures), with Anchor Bay Entertainment handling video rights and Sony Pictures Television handling television distribution.

3. In regards to Richie Rich and Casper, the only exceptions are the characters' appearances in media produced by Hanna-Barbera, including Casper and the Angels, the 1980 Richie Rich series, and two Casper TV specials; these are owned by Hanna-Barbera's parent company, Time Warner (through Warner Bros.), and also The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (based on the 1995 Casper film), produced by Universal Cartoon Studios and Amblin Television and owned by NBCUniversal.

4. The Program Exchange currently holds the TV distribution rights to Underdog, and the Ward catalog, except for George of the Jungle, which is handled via CBS Television Distribution.

5. Warner Bros. Television Distribution currently holds the TV distribution rights to the Gumby catalog through their 1989 acquisition of Lorimar-Telepictures.

6. Most of the Little Lulu cartoons themselves are currently owned by other entities such as Republic/Paramount Pictures (Television distribution through Trifecta Entertainment & Media) and Cinar, depending upon when this material was originally made and released.

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