CATEGORIES Movie NewsOn Monday, DreamWorks Animation made news with its $155 million purchase of Classic Media. What is Classic Media? It's a rights-holding company for several beloved, but dormant, cartoon franchises, like "Casper," "Richie Rich" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The plan for the re-christened DreamWorks Classic is to develop new adventures for this library of characters on the big screen.
However, it's not going to be without some complications: Classic Media doesn't own all of its characters outright so it's going to take a couple of years to get rights issues sorted out (in this regard, it's very similar to Disney's acquisition of Marvel Comics). Either way, DreamWorks has already gotten started on a "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" movie, set for November 2013.
So what could be next for DreamWorks Classic? Let's take a look at some of the newly-acquired classic cartoons that could be making a comeback to the big screen.