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DreamWorks Animation has finalized its deal with Netflix, selling the rights to its movies for a reported $30 million per title, according to The New York Times. This development is seen as the first time a major studio has picked a Web streaming venue over pay TV. The deal replaces [...]
DreamWorks Animation is planning to launch a facility in Shanghai to produce animated content for the Chinese market, reports Variety. The company is looking for applicants to fill various posts at the venture, including that of president. The studio has tapped L.A.-based recruiter RSR Partners to handle hiring duties. “As [...]
It looks like Po and his band of warriors have broken another big record this month. According to box office reports, Kung Fu Panda 2 has become the highest grossing film ever directed by a woman. With a worldwide gross of over $656 million, the Dreamworks sequel puts its director [...]
DreamWorks Animation will make the original Kung Fu Panda and its 2011 sequel available online in China, through the country’s biggest streaming site, Youku.com. The deal is the first time the studio’s movies will be available online in China. Consumers can watch the films on Youku’s premium on-demand service for [...]
It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 million from 10,285 theaters in 44 markets, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 3-D feature was a big hit in China, [...]
A clever video featuring everyone’s favorite heroic cat has hit the web this week. The star of DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots praises the art of going pantless in public because “he is one bad kitty!” The swashbuckling cat (voiced by Shrek veteran Antonio Banderas) stars in his own adventure [...]
Despite lower expectations, Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes managed to bring in close to $54 million this past weekend, thanks to positive reviews and good word of mouth. The prequel also made a cool $23.4 million in 25 territories overseas. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, Rise of the [...]
A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production. SIGGRAPH is always a showcase for whiz-bag images of digital destruction, virtual flames and flowing, photo-real hair. This year, a less obvious but profound development in modern image making is also receiving attention at a panel discussion entitled [...]
Two new animated projects have joined the summer 2013 slate, Variety reports. On May 17, Fox will present Leafmen, while Paramount is tagging in Turbo on July 19. The latest from Blue Sky Studios, Leafmen will be directed by studio co-founder Chris Wedge (Robots, Ice Age). The toon is based [...]
Kung Fu Panda 2 gave the bottom line at DreamWorks Animation a big boost, helping to boost revenue 38 percent and net income 42 percent over the same quarter last year. For the second quarter of 2011, DreamWorks reported total revenue of $218.3 million and net income of $34.1 million, [...]