Posts Tagged ‘DreamWorks’
-
LATEST ARTICLES
 

DreamWorks Expects Write-down from "Flushed Away"

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is preparing to take a write-down in the fourth quarter of 2006 from poor box-office performance of Flushed Away. The movie cost more than $140 million to make, but has only made $40 million at the box office so far. A similar write-down occurred due to the poor performance of the […]

Seinfeld on "Bee Movie" Trailer

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has spoken to USA Today about the live-action trailer for Bee Movie, his CGI animated comedy coming from DreamWorks Animation Studios in November 2007. The article describes the trailer as “the first of two live-action spoofs” partially meant to justify why doing the film in animation is better than live-action. (via Amid […]

"Shrek the Halls" to Air on ABC in December 2007

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
A press release states that an original DreamWorks animated special based on the Shrek franchise will be debuting in December 2007. Titled Shrek the Halls, the half-hour special will reunite Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas as Shrek and his friends “put their own twist on everyone’s favorite holiday traditions.” Read the […]

"Flushed Away" Ranks 3rd in Weekend Box Office with $19.1m

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
DreamWorks/Aardman’s Flushed Away came in third in the box office estimates from this past weekend, with its projected take of $19.1 million coming in just short of the #2 spot taken by Disney’s The Santa Clause 3. Despite the somewhat disappointing results for Flushed Away (DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge opened with $38 million in ticket […]

Teaser Trailer for "Bee Movie" On-line

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the teaser trailer for Bee Movie is now available on-line. The movie stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick, and the trailer will debut wth Flushed Away this weekend.

L.A. Times Talks to "Flushed Away" Co-directors

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining Flushed Away (free registration required), opening in theatres tomorrow. The article points out that it is the first large-scale work by the Aardman Studio to be done in CGI rather than stop-motion animation. Co-directors David Bowers and Sam Fell comment on the film and the techniques […]

DreamWorks Reports 3Q Profit of $10.5 million

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]

Flushed Away Interview #3: The Directors

by Alex Weitzmanon October 30, 2006
In our final interview with the cast and crew of DreamWorks and Aardman’s upcoming feature Flushed Away, I sat down for a one-on-one (or rather, one-on-two) with the directors of the film, David Bowers and Sam Fell. Despite being the first ones to get a crack at directing an Aardman film without Nick Park in […]

Flushed Away Interview #2: The Supervising Animators

by Alex Weitzmanon October 21, 2006
For the second in our triad of interviews with Flushed Away cast and crew, I spoke to Simon Otto and Jason Spencer-Galsworthy, two of the supervising animators on the film. Simon comes from Dreamworks; Jason comes from Aardman. (For what it’s worth, Simon, a native of Switzerland, has the more exotic accent.) Despite their alternating […]

"Flushed Away" Interview #1: Andy Serkis

by Alex Weitzmanon October 14, 2006
I had the good fortune to head over to DreamWorks recently and speak to several of the key creative folks involved with the making of the DreamWorks/Aardman collaboration, Flushed Away, which premieres Nov. 3. In one of three interviews that we’ll premiere over the coming weeks, Andy Serkis, voice of the sinister yet ineffectual henchrat […]