DreamWorks Animation may have a Japanese suitor


NYT: It was reported that SoftBank Corporation offered $3.4 billion to acquire the animation studio.

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NYT: It was reported that SoftBank Corporation offered $3.4 billion to acquire the animation studio.

A DreamWorks Animation spokeswoman, Allison Rawlings, on Saturday night said, “We don’t comment on rumor and speculation.”

One reason that acquisition talks have never gone anywhere is that Mr. Katzenberg — who controls an outsize portion of the voting power — has demanded a hefty price. Mr. Katzenberg has publicly said in the past that he believes DreamWorks Animation is worth as much as its rival, Pixar Animation Studios. The Walt Disney Company paid $7.4 billion for Pixar in 2006.

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