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May 27, 1997
Harvey Entertainment Co. announced that it expects to return to profitability in the second quarter this year as a result of an agreement with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment to produce a motion picture sequel to "Casper." The Universal City-based company also predicted it would post profits in its third and fourth quarters from the upcoming release of its direct-to-video feature "Casper, A Spirited Beginning," which will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Harvey Entertainment Studies Potential Sale: The Santa Monica-based firm said it has hired Oppenheimer & Co. and Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Inc. to advise it on a possible sale or merger of the company. Harvey Entertainment Co. said it received "more than one" offer just weeks after its "Casper" movie opened. The company did not disclose the source of the offers.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Harvey Investors Sue Over Drop in Share Price: Jeffrey Montgomery, chief executive of the Santa Monica-based firm, and three directors are being sued by investors who allege the officials did not respond to short sellers who sparked a 57% drop in Harvey Entertainment Co.'s share price.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1997
Harvey Entertainment Co. announced that it expects to return to profitability in the second quarter this year as a result of an agreement with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment to produce a motion picture sequel to "Casper." The Universal City-based company also predicted it would post profits in its third and fourth quarters from the upcoming release of its direct-to-video feature "Casper, A Spirited Beginning," which will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just two weeks after being elected Mission Viejo High School's new mascot, a smiling baby devil may be changed because of a copyright problem. As a result, the long-running battle over the devil image seems likely to continue. He's been called "Casper The Friendly Devil," but the imp voted in by an overwhelming number of students and school employees looks a lot like "Hot Stuff, The Little Devil," a 35-year-old copyrighted comic book character from the producers of Casper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The devil logo that's been in a long and hot controversy at Mission Viejo High School has been changed again, probably for the final time. The prankish little devil image looked too much like Harvey Comics' Hot Stuff character and the comic book company wanted a piece of the profits from the sale of school athletic team merchandise.
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