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Raimo Kouyate Leaving as Sony Animation Exec

Sony Pictures Animation production president Michelle Raimo Kouyate is stepping down from her post to take on a first-look producing deal for both live-action and animated projects ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Gets China Co-Pro Status

The government of China has granted co-production status to DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, giving it greater access to the nation’s cinemas. According to the State ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Restructure Cutting 500 Jobs

Predictions for the announced round of lay offs at DreamWorks Animation fell short, with the studio announcing Thursday that it will be slashing 500 jobs and taking a $290 million pre-tax ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Employees Face Major Layoffs

Reports out of Hollywood say that DreamWorks Animation, which has been troubled by under-performing releases in recent years, is expected to lay off a good chunk of its staff at the ... Continue Reading →
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MPSE Sets Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees in a handful of animation categories for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. The winners in 20 categories will be announced Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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Globes Knight DreamWorks’ ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel beat out for the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Netflix Series Gets Purring Jan. 16

The roll-out of DreamWorks Animation’s original series for streaming platform Netflix continues as the dapper feline of Shrek fame gets his own episodic treatment in The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
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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 →