Jay Ward Productions

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Jay Ward Productions
Industry Animation
Live-action
Founded 1948
Founder Jay Ward
Headquarters West Hollywood,
Los Angeles County,
California
Key people
Tiffany Ward (president)
Owner Jay Ward family
DreamWorks Animation SKG
Subsidiaries

Jay Ward Productions, or simply Ward Productions, is an American animation studio based in Los Angeles County, California. It was founded in 1948 by American animator Jay Ward, and was most notable for the Rocky and Bullwinkle franchise.

The Jay Ward Productions library and rights are managed by Bullwinkle Studios, a joint venture between Jay Ward Productions and DreamWorks Animation SKG.

History

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

Jay Ward Productions was an independent studio from 1948 to 1959. It was part of Dancer Fitzgerald Sample (1959-1979), which originally brokered advertising for, and through its Gamma Productions subsidiary, animated Ward's productions. The Program Exchange acquired broadcast rights in 1979.

Jay Ward Productions today

The successor Jay Ward Production Inc., managed by members of his family, is based in Costa Mesa, California.[4]

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 broadcast on Teletoon, then added to Cartoon Network. Tiffany Ward serves as president of Ward Productions and Bullwinkle Studios.[2][5] Classic Media parent company was acquired by Comcast in 2016.

TV Shows

Animation

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Bullwinkle Studios

Commercials

Animation

General Mills

Quaker Oats Company

Live-action

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Films

Live-action

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Bullwinkle Studios

Animation

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Bullwinkle Studios

References

  1. ^ Verrier, Richard (July 23, 2012). "DreamWorks Animation buys 'Casper,' 'Lassie' parent Classic Media". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Elliot, Stuart (January 16, 2008). "A Classic Series, Retooled and Swingin'". New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ Roadside America.com: "20-Foot-Tall Rocky and Bullwinkle (In Transition)"
  4. ^ Manta.com: Jay Ward Production Inc.
  5. ^ Businessweek: Private company information for Bullwinkle Studios, LLC

External links

  • Jay Ward Productions on IMDbPro (subscription required)
  • Bullwinkle Studios on IMDbPro (subscription required)
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