Vicky Jenson

Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Reports Profits for Q4 2013

DreamWorks Animation announced a profitable final quarter for 2013, as income outside the feature film market compensated for losses associated with Turbo. For the quarter, the company ... Continue Reading →
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The Past Ain’t What It Used to Be!

How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Turns New Page with Publishing Division

The latest addition to the DreamWorks Animation megalith is a new publishing division, called DreamWorks Press, which will produce print, digital books and apps based on the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →
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February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Pic

Disney’s Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, beating DreamWorks’ The Croods and Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Wins Top Animation Prize at Capri

Chalk another win for DreamWorks Animation’s sleeper caveman family hit of 2013 The Croods. The movie picked up the Best Animation Prize at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival in ... Continue Reading →
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A Toon of Love and Fury

Rio 2096, Brazil’s ... Continue Reading →