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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 →
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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 →