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As expected, DreamWorks Animation made an early splash at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday with a big press event for its holiday season feature Rise of the Guardians. Studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg has made a habit of launching his big animated titles (Shrek, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Puss [...]
DreamWorks Animation has posted a 26% boost in revenue of $136 million, raising profits to $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, thanks to the healthy box office and home-entertainment performance of Puss in Boots. This is a vast improvement of the studio’s previous two quarters, during which profits [...]
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the 2012 Pioneer of the Year Award at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas (April 23-26). The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation announced that Jack Black, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas (all of which have voiced in the studio’s animated features) will [...]
DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) has signed up with Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to help home audiences convert their DVD collections to online film libraries, the AP reports. DreamWorks head Jeffrey Katzenberg says the new “Disc to Digital” service will aid consumers in adjusting to [...]
According to a recent regulatory filing, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s compensation for 2011 dropped to $4 million (from $6.7 million in 2010). The studio head got a $1 salary in both years, but he received option awards worth $4.3 million in 2010 that he didn’t get in 2011. His [...]
IndyCar, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has announced a movie-themed collaboration with DreamWorks Animation for its upcoming animated feature film Turbo. Turbo is described as being the story of an ordinary garden snail who gains extraordinary speed through a [...]
When early press started coming out about Brave, Disney/Pixar’s summer 2012 release, a lot of it centered on the fact that it was the studio’s first feature film to be directed by a woman. A few short months later that publicity angle flew away like an arrow, when Brenda Chapman [...]
Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only game in town for animated features, it promoted an idea-pitching process known as “The Gong Show,” in which [...]
DreamWorks Animation is the sole entertainment company on this year’s annual Fortune list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The studio, which took the 10th spot last year, ranked 14th in 2012. According to Fortune, “What animates the animators here is the accessibility of CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg who welcomes [...]
DreamWorks Animation’s stock troubles continued this week as Goldman Sachs downgraded the company’s stock to sell based on weak ticket sales for Puss in Boots and soft DVD and Blu-ray sales for Kung Fu Panda 2. The stock has rebounded from a low point of $16.50 in late December, and [...]