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nbc universalWe should note the merger yesterday of Universal and NBC. Their new tagline is “Imagine The Possibilities”.NBC-Universal is the only megacorp that doesn’t have an animation programming commitment. NBC has no animation production or kidvid block (They run Discovery Kids programing on Saturday mornings) and Universal is content to just churn out LAND BEFORE TIME sequels ad infinitum, so this corporate combo’s possibilities are not very exciting to us.
Could NBC-Universal start a competitive animation channel with their Walter Lantz library, Land Before Time movies and connection to Dreamworks? They could, but why bother?Click here for an interesting AP photo – the kid wearing the SHREK shirt is not out of line: Universal Theme Parks have SHREK attractions and Universal distributes Dreamworks features.

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