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Hollywood Reporter on Developing the Cast of Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

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The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to different crew members of the five films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards, digging into ideas that defined characters in the films, or were changed or deleted during development. Included are tidbits like a different background for Grug in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; some ideas […]

DreamWorks News: New Publishing Imprint; Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo 2014

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., will be launching a publishing imprint to produce digital and print books based on the studio’s intellectual property library. The imprint will be titled DreamWorks Press and will be run by Emma Whittard, a veteran of Disney’s publishing arm. The Perseus Books Group will manage sale and distribution of the imprint’s […]

Hollywood Reporter on Princesses vs. Neanderthals for Animated Oscar

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In tracking the race for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter is noting efforts by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to challenge Disney’s Frozen for the award. While Frozen is the heavy favorite and will benefit from its later release date keeping it more prominent in Academy members’ minds, DreamWorks has launched into […]

PR: "Captain Underpants" Saves the Day by Recruiting Top Comedy Talent for New DreamWorks Animation Film

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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS SAVES THE DAY BY RECRUITING TOP COMEDY TALENT TO VOICE NEW DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FILM Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele Help Eccentric Superhero Foil Evil Archenemy Plot Glendale, CA – January 21, 2014 – Some real-life comedy superheroes – Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and […]

2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

Dreamworks Animation Hooks Up With YouTube For YouTube Nation

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Dreamworks Animation is collaborating with YouTube to create a new web series entitled “YouTube Nation” – a weekly series that is said to be a mix between Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and “TMZ” as it provides host-driven video content gyrating around popular culture, current events and political issues. “YouTube Nation” does not have a […]

"Frozen" Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

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The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]

DreamTab To Debut At 2014 CES

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DreamWorks Animation Studios has partnered with electronics firm Fuhu to produce a tablet designed specifically for the parents of children called the DreamTab. The device will be making its worldwide debut at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The limited edition tablet is expected to run on an Android OS system, […]

Netflix Goes "Turbo FAST"

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Debuting on Netflix – in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation – later this month will be their first original animated series entitled Turbo FAST, which is an adaptation and progression of the Turbo film plot about a garden snail who enters an automobile race. He will be joined in his adventures by a cast of characters […]

DreamWorks Posts "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Official Trailer

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DreamWorks Animation recently released the official trailer for its upcoming 2014 movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) with a screenplay from Craig Wright and music by Danny Elfman, the film is an adventure comedy inspired by Ted Key’s “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, where […]

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