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Pentasaurus Studios (formerly Pentasaurus Media) was a film production company, located in New York City, New York, USA.

In 2018, it merged with Romite Group to form Waterdrop Animation Studios.

HistoryEdit

Pentasaurus Media began as an advertising agency and an animation studio in, both, New York and Bristol, in 2009.

Pentasaurus Media's largest expansion happened during and between 2010 and 2013, when Pentasaurus Media acquired theatre chains, many video game development studios (and even so-called "porting houses"), toy manufacturers, visual effects companies, bowling centers, arcades, recording labels, an amusement park, licensing divisions, an airline, technology companies and film studios, and founded film financing companies, a film streaming service and a digital production studio (which provides digital content for Pentasaurus, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon).

However, in December 4, 2015, Stainton Enterprises announced the progress of acquisiton of most of Pentasaurus assets, and moving under Stainton Enterprises. Starting with Pentasurus Airlines merging with Greenyworld Airlines, Stainton Enterprises acquired all of the toy manufacturers, bowling centers, game development studios, animation studios, theatre chains, visual effects companies, licensing divisions, arcades, technology companies, film production-related companies, amusement parks and record labels. The acquisition was completed in December 28th, 2015, and cost $50 billion.

Pentasaurus Media had an experience of it's profit skyrocketing, having sold all/most of it's divisions related to advertising, public relations, film exhibitor, consumer products, toys, amusement parks, comic books, travel, recording labels, bowling alleys, animation, marketing, mobile marketing, translation & localization, website development, puppetry, licensing, visual effects, animatronics, CGI animation, computer hardware, post-production, stereoscopic 3D imagery and stereoscopic 3D production, to Stainton Enterprises.

In January 4, 2016, Pentasaurus announced the merger of it's remaining feature film production company, film studio, film financing division, game development studio, streaming service, digital production studio, and 2 record labels. The resulting company became Pentasaurus Studios, which was based in both New York City and Bristol.

Pentasaurus Studios will use most of the money for funding of its projects. After Endemol Shine Group bought out 50% of the company, the streaming service division of Pentasaurus Studios was merged to Endemol Beyond

In 2018, Enemol Shine Group and The Tornante Company sold their 53.22% stake to Phil Norside. The game development division and the digital production, film financing, animation & music division (with their film studio and the company's operations in Bristol) was sold to Endemol Shine Group after that. The game development division was merged into ESG's game studio Good Catch, while the film, music, animation and digital related assets with the Bristol office were merged into the group itself.

Charles O'Neil past away in 2015. Henri Dosclz now works at Gingo Animation, while Sam Garcia continues working in the video game industry and Terry Ward went on to run his own animation studio Clearwater Animation. The rest of the founders went on to found a studio called Herding Malpass Productions.