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‘Space Jam’ Producer Tippe Dies at 63

Longtime animation producer Ron Tippe, whose credits include Space Jam and the short Runaway Brain, died Aug. 1 after a lengthy bout with brain cancer. He was 63. Tippe’s career ... Continue Reading →

‘Turtles,’ ‘Galaxy’ Rule; ‘Dragon’ a Hit in China

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ruled the box office for the second weekend, with fellow holdover Guardians of the Galaxy keeping a trio of new releases — Let’s Be Cops, The Expendables ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Releases New ‘Penguins’ Trailer

DreamWorks Animation is offering fans of everyone’s favorite avian superspies another glimpse at their feature-length spinoff, Penguins of Madagascar, coming to theaters November ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Investors File Class-Action Suit

The DreamWorks Animation saga continues as investors have filed a class-action lawsuit, which accuses the major league studio of making misleading statements about the financial health ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shuffles Management, Appoints New COO

DreamWorks Animation, which has been struggling with stock share drops since the beginning of the year, has named Mark Zoradi as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as promoting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lucy’ Hands ‘Hercules’ Box Office Defeat

The Scarlett Johansson starrer Lucy blew away the Herculean competition at the box office this weekend with a $44 million opening. The thriller, directed by Luc Besson, won the weekend ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Unveils ‘Penguins’ Trailer, Poster

DreamWorks Animation has released a new trailer and poster for its upcoming CG animated feature Penguins of Madagascar (November 26), spun off from its hit Madagascar film and TV franchise. ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: DreamWorks and ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is in full swing, with the animation events robust enough to excite even the most casual of toon fans. But, of course, with a show as big as Comic-Con, there’s no way ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Receive National Medal of Arts

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive a National Medal of Arts for 2013 from the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts. Other recipients of the 2013 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes’ Still Rules; ‘Planes’ Finishes Third

Apes continued to rule at the box office, while DisneyToon Studios’ animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue opened in third place. Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... Continue Reading →