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"Despicable Me 2" Beats Out "Turbo" at Box Office Races

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Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 took in an estimated $25.06 million at the box office in its third week of release, bringing its domestic total to $276.16 million and placing it just behind the #1 box office draw for the weekend (Warner Bros. The Conjuring, which took in an estimated $41.53 million). However, Despicable Me […]

SDCC2013: Comic-Con 2013 Day One Recap: Godzilla, Spider-Man and Dragons

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Oh no, there goes Tokyo, go, go Godzilla! Day One of Comic-Con 2013 is in the books in San Diego and it began with the Godzilla Encounter – a pseudo theme park attraction from Legendary Entertainment, whose reboot of the “Godzilla” film franchise is due to be released on May 16, 2014. The attraction gives […]

NY Times on DreamWorks Animation's Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke

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The New York Times has profiled Bill Damaschke, the chief creative officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, and his increasingly important role in the studio’s films, including the upcoming Turbo.  Among other topics, the article discusses the many initiatives that are causing DreamWorks’ CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg to spend less time in creative decision-making on the features, […]

First "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Teaser Trailer Posted

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DreamWorks Animation has posted the first teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, the studio’s sequel to the original 2010 film that adapated Cressida Cowell’s titular children’s book series. Composer John Powell and the original voice cast are returning for the sequel, while co-director Dean DeBlois is working as both director and screenwriter. […]

DreamWorks Animation Adds Deal with German Broadcaster Super RTL

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The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has signed a deal with German broadcaster Super RTL for up to 1,100 hours of original animated programming, the latest move by the company to expand its revenue base and its presence on television screens. The deal will include original programming based on DreamWorks’ existing […]

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Sign Original Content Deal

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to provide 300 hours of original programming, with the first new shows set to premiere some time next year (one of which, Turbo F.A.S.T. based on the unreleased film Turbo, was announced in February this year). The new programming will be “inspired” by DreamWorks […]

Mike Mitchell Named to Direct DreamWorks' "Trolls"

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Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Sky High and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been named by DreamWorks to be the director of Trolls, a feature film based on the famous troll dolls with their trademark shocks of colorful hair. The screenplay is to be provided by Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night), with […]

Jay Ward Characters Return to Comics with IDW

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IDW announced over the weekend classic Jay Ward characters Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Snidely Whiplash,. Mr. Peabody, Dudley Do-Right and more would be returning to comics beginning this fall. A new Rocky & Bullwinkle series is planned for release in early 2014. More details will be announced in the coming months. DreamWorks Animation’s […]

"The Croods" Takes Third Place at the Box Office in Week 3 of Release

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The Croods, from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, continues to show legs at the box office, taking another $20.65 million in ticket sales in its third week of release to bring its cumulative US box office total to $125.35 million and its foreign total to $204.897 million. The movie placed third at the box office behind […]

"The Croods" Takes #2 Box Office Spot in Week 2 for $88.6M 10-Day Total

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DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods took the #2 spot at the box office for Easter weekend with estimated ticket sales of $26.5 million, bringing its cumulative 10-day total to an estimated $88.6 million. The movie came in second place behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009′s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which brought […]

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