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DreamWorks Animation to Debut New Animated Short in NY & L.A. on May 19

DreamWorks Animation will debut a new animated short film entitled “First Flight” on May 19, 2006, exclusively in select New York and Los Angeles theatres, together with the opening of the studio’s upcoming animated comedy Over the Hedge.

Written and directed by two longtime DreamWorks Animation veterans, Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson, “First Flight” is a computer-animated short film that tells the story of a fastidiously organized businessman, whose perspective on life is forever changed through an unexpected encounter with a tiny fledgling bird.

Hood and Jefferson began working on the project more than three years ago, in between working on various DreamWorks feature films. In late 2004, the duo brought a rough version of the film to the attention of studio executives, who loved what they saw and immediately agreed to support the team in the completion of the project. On March 12, “First Flight” debuted at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, where it was met by an overwhelmingly positive response. The film is also currently showing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

“First Flight” was produced by Maryann Garger and co-produced by Pilar Flynn. The score was composed by James Dooley, with sound design by Mark Binder.

[Source: DreamWorks Animation]

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