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DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for "Epic" and "Rio 2"

DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects:

  • The Croods (March 22, 2013)
  • Turbo (July 19, 2013)
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013)
  • Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014)
  • Happy Smekday! (Nov. 26, 2014)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (March 27, 2015)
  • Trolls (working title, June 5, 2015)
  • B.O.O: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations (November 6, 2015)
  • Mumbai Musical (working title, Dec. 19, 2015)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (March 18, 2016)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3 (June 18, 2016)

Among the new titles named, B.O.O. will star Seth Rogen and is based on an original idea by Tony Leondis (Igor), who is also attached to direct. How to Train Your Dragon 3 will also have Dean DeBlois directing. The schedule is the most ambitious of any animated film studio, and will mean DreamWorks will have three animated feature releases per year starting in 2013 (with four films slated for 2015).

In addition, 20th Century Fox announced release dates for Epic (May 24, 2013) and Rio 2 (April 14, 2014).

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