Posts Tagged ‘DreamWorks Animation’

NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]

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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers’ Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]
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DreamWorks’ “Home” Surprises With Strong Opening Weekend

by Todd DuBoison March 30, 2015
DreamWorks Animation’s new family film Home defied expectations at the box office opening weekend, earning $52.1 million domestically per Box Office Mojo. The movie had been projected for an opening of $30 to $35 million, but instead Home represents the third strongest opening for a non-sequel film from the studio behind Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 […]


Actor Brian Stepanek on Going “Home” for DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2015
Actor Brian Stepanek ought to be familiar to audiences of kids and grown-up entertainment, both on-camera and in voiceover work for animation. A guest role on CBS’s Two and a Half Men so impressed writer/producer Chuck Lorre that he created a recurring role for Mr. Stepanek on the show, and cast him in guest roles […]
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Review: “DreamWorks’ Home” – Shake Your Boov Thing

by Christopher Glennonon March 27, 2015
Home, DreamWorks’ newest theatrical animated movie, proves that we’re all just neighbors in this great big universe of ours but that doesn’t mean we’re going to get along. When a race of cowardly aliens called the Boov flee from a race of scary skull-and-spike wearing aliens called the Gorg, they decide to occupy Earth as […]

NYCC 2014: Looking at "Home" and "Penguins of Madagascar" with DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation Releases New “Home” Lyric Video for “Feel the Light”

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2015
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has released a new lyric video for “Feel the Light” by Jennifer Lopez, which will be part of the soundtrack to Home, the next feature film from the studio set for release on March 27, 2015. HOME Animation Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D Director: Tim Johnson Screenplay:  based upon the […]
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Want Diversity in Casting and Roles in Hollywood? Look at Animation

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2015
The Los Angeles Times makes note of ethnic diversity in both on-screen characters and the actors portraying them in current-era animated features, in comparison to a live-action selection which turned out all-white nominees in the all acting categories for the Academy Awards and one non-white nominee in the Best Director category. In contrast, Disney’s Big […]


DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs; Marketing Chief and COO Departing

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Variety reports that earlier rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, are now confirmed, with the studio cutting 500 jobs company-wide, with marketing chief Dawn Taubin and chief operating officer Mark Zoradi among those leaving. Vice chairman Lew Coleman is retiring, while former chief creative officer Bill Damaschke departed earlier this year to be […]

DreamWorks Animation Reported to Begin Layoffs

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2015 cites anonymous sources that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., is initiating another round of layoffs in the wake of disappointing box office results in 2014 and the management shake-up that led to Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke stepping down and senior producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria promoted to co-presidents of feature animation. The report […]