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PR: "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" Fires Up Teletoon's Holiday Lineup

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DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY FIRES UP TELETOON’S HOLIDAY LINEUP Inspired by the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon, this must-see holiday special has its Canadian television premiere on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (Toronto, Ontario, December 12, 2012) – Celebrating the holiday season as only dragons can, […]

2013 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The only category with an animated feature in contention is the Best Animated Feature Film award, with the nominees being: Brave (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures) Frankenweenie 
(Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures) Hotel […]

DreamWorks Names Michael Francis as First Chief Global Brand Officer

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Reflecting the growing importance of the international market to Hollywood companies, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., named Michael Francis as its first Chief Global Brand Officer, with the newly created position responsible for the studio’s licensing and consumer products push. Francis will begin immediately at DreamWorks in a part-time capacity, going full-time in February 2013. He […]

NPR Interviews Peter Ramsey on Directing "Rise of the Guardians"

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NPR has interviewed first-time director Peter Ramsey on his experience helming DreamWorks Animation’s latest film Rise of the Guardians. Among other topics, Ramsey discusses being the first African-American director of a feature-length CG-animated film, the differences on working in animation vs. live-action, and the sources for the approach the film takes to iconic characters like […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg & Ann Daly Renew Contracts with DreamWorks Animation Through 2017

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that Jeffrey Katzenberg and Ann Daly, CEO and COO of DreamWorks Animation, SKG, respectively, have extended their contracts with the animation studio through 2017. Katzenberg’s salary will go from $1 million per year to $2.5 million per year, and he will be eligible for annual cash bonuses of $4 million and […]

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

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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) […]

DreamWorks Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with 20th Century Fox

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DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for its theatrical films beginning next year with The Croods. Fox will be replacing DreamWorks’ old distribution partner Paramount Pictures. The new deal represents the culmination of a souring relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Paramount that began in 2011 when DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey […]

BusinessWeek On DreamWorks Animation's Acquisition of Classic Media

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Bloomberg News’ BusinessWeek recently covered DreamWorks Animation’s successful bid to purchase Classic Media for $155 million, a move which gave ownership of to a wide array of intellectual property including Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper the friendly ghost, VeggieTales, Richie Rich, Felix the Cat, Mr. Peabody and more. The studio is already drawing on this catalog […]

DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

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The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

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I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

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