Threshold Entertainment

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Threshold Entertainment Group
Industry Film industry
FoundedApril 24, 1993
Founder Larry Kasanoff
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, United States
Key people
Larry Kasanoff (CEO)
Website www.thresholdentertainment.com

Threshold Entertainment Group, also known as Threshold Entertainment, is an intellectual property company. [1] Its animation subsidiary, Threshold Animation Studio produces films. [2] Larry Kasanoff is the company's chief executive officer (CEO) after previously serving as president for Lightstorm Entertainment, a company he co-founded with entrepreneur and filmmaker James Cameron. [3]

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Threshold Animation Studios

Threshold Animation Studios has produced several CGI projects:

Theme park films

Television specials

Films

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References

  1. Staff (2012). "Threshold Entertainment". Threshold Entertainment. Threshold Entertainment. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. Rossen, Jake (9 August 2013). "Placing Products? Try Casting Them". New York Times. Retrieved 4 August 2014. The company’s chief executive and chairman, Larry Kasanoff, proclaimed the project, featuring a voice cast led by Charlie Sheen and Eva Longoria, would help make Threshold’s animation arm 'the next-generation Pixar.'
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