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DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Forces ‘Panda 3′ to Reschedule

DreamWorks Animation has pushed back the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 to March 18, 2016, vacating the Christmas slot that would have had it open five days after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This ... Continue Reading →
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Hearst Buys Into AwesomenessTV

DreamWorks Animation has sold a 25 percent stake in AwesomenessTV to Hearst Corporation for $81.25 million. Hearst Corp. will partner with DreamWorks Animation to grow AwesomenessTV, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Plans TV Network for Asia

DreamWorks Animation said it plans to launch a 24/7 kids and family television channel across 19 countries in Asia. The DreamWorks channel represents the first time that the company’s ... Continue Reading →
Lucy H. Koh

Toon Town Antitrust Suits Consolidated

It’s official: the three class-action suits brought against Sony, Disney, DreamWorks Animation and other animation studios over alleged anti-poaching and wage-fixing agreements ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins’ Opening Ruffles Investors’ Feathers

The flightless evil-fighters of DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar faced an icy opening weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday, taking in an underwhelming $36 million ... Continue Reading →