Jay Ward Productions, Inc.
IndustryAnimation
Founded1948; 74 years ago (1948)
FounderJay Ward
Headquarters
Key people
Tiffany Ward (president)
Subsidiaries

Jay Ward Productions, Inc. (sometimes shortened to Ward Productions) is an American animation studio based in Costa Mesa, California. It was founded in 1948 by American animator Jay Ward.

The Jay Ward Productions library and rights were previously managed by Bullwinkle Studios, a joint venture between Jay Ward Productions and the DreamWorks Animation subsidiary of NBCUniversal.

History

The company was based on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, across Sunset Boulevard from the Chateau Marmont.[3]

Jay Ward Productions today

By 2007, Jay Ward Productions had formed Bullwinkle Studios LLC, a joint venture with Classic Media (then an Entertainment Rights subsidiary), to manage the Jay Ward characters. Bullwinkle Studios's first production was George of the Jungle with Studio B Productions, a unit of DHX Media. The series was broadcast on Teletoon, then added to Cartoon Network. Tiffany Ward served as president of Ward Productions and Bullwinkle Studios.[2][4] Classic Media was acquired in 2012 by DreamWorks Animation,[5] which was later purchased by the Comcast-owned NBCUniversal in 2016.[6]

On February 3, 2022, Jay Ward Productions signed a deal with WildBrain to produce new content based on its portfolio.[7] The agreement also includes distribution rights to the entire Jay Ward Productions library. However, DreamWorks retains the distribution rights to its co-productions.[8]

Television programs

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Bullwinkle Studios

Live-action

Commercials

General Mills

Quaker Oats Company

Films

Live-action

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Bullwinkle Studios

References

  1. ^ Verrier, Richard (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Animation buys 'Casper,' 'Lassie' parent Classic Media". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Elliot, Stuart (January 16, 2008). "A Classic Series, Retooled and Swingin'". New York Times. Archived from the original on January 5, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Roadside America.com: "20-Foot-Tall Rocky and Bullwinkle (In Transition)"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  4. ^ "Businessweek: Private company information for Bullwinkle Studios, LLC". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  5. ^ "DreamWorks Animation buys 'Casper,' 'Lassie' parent Classic Media". Los Angeles Times. 2012-07-23. Archived from the original on 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  6. ^ Bishop, Bryan (2016-08-22). "DreamWorks Animation is now owned by Comcast". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2020-11-08. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  7. ^ ""HOKEY SMOKES, BULLWINKLE" - WILDBRAIN AND JAY WARD PRODUCTIONS JOIN FORCES ON LEGENDARY CLASSICS: GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN, DUDLEY DO-RIGHT, ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, SUPER CHICKEN AND MORE". WildBrain. February 3, 2022. Archived from the original on February 5, 2022. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  8. ^ "WildBrain to refresh classic Jay Ward animation". Archived from the original on 2022-02-23. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  9. ^ a b "Cartoons Considered for an Academy Award – 1961 |". Archived from the original on 2019-10-20. Retrieved 2019-12-31.

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