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Arc Productions is best known for helping produce popular children’s series such as Thomas & Friends.
Arc Productions is best known for helping produce popular children’s series such as Thomas & Friends.

Samurai film delivered final blow to Toronto's Arc Productions: documents Add to ...

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The sword fell on financially troubled animation studio Arc Productions Ltd. on July 26, and it was the forthcoming film Blazing Samurai – Arc’s marquee project – that delivered the final blow, court documents say.

After months flirting with financial disaster, an e-mail from a company involved with Blazing Samurai sealed Arc’s fate, setting in motion the company’s failure. Within days, the Toronto studio known for helping create the beloved television series Thomas & Friends would be forced into insolvency by its creditor, Grosvenor Park Media Fund LP, which was demanding payment of $30.8-million (U.S.) in debts.

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