Posts Tagged ‘DreamWorks’

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 on 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 on 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 on 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 […]

DreamWorks Animation to Sell Shares in Second Public Offering

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2006
A report in the New York Times states that DreamWorks Animation will be forced to sell stock shares to the public in a second public offering (registration required). The offering comes due to an option being exercised by an investment firm controlled by Microsoft founder Paul G. Allen, who stated his interest in exercising the […]

"Mr. Peabody" Goes to the Big Screen

by Dan Collinson September 15, 2006
The Sci Fi Wire reports that DreamWorks is working on a CGI film based on the Rocky & Bullwinkle characters, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The film is the story of a dog and his boy assistant who go time traveling on a device called the Wayback Machine. Tiffany Ward (daughter of the late Jay Ward) […]

DreamWorks Animation Reports $13.7m 2Q Profit

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2006
DreamWorks Animation reported a net profit of .7 million for the 2nd quarter of 2006, largely on the strength of Madagascar on home video and pay television. Revenues from the theatrical release Over the Hedge are not expected to be booked until the fourth quarter home video release.

"Flushed Away" Website Opens

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the official website for Flushed Away has launched at The movie, scheduled for US release on November 3, 2006, is the first CGI feature film made by Aardman Animation. The site promises a new trailer, new stills from the fiilm, and a detailed storyline, with more features to go […]

DreamWorks Announces Major Presence at SIGGRAPH 2006

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that it will have a major presence at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston. The conference will be held between July 30 and August 3 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to showcase the latest in computer graphics, computer animation, and related subjects. DreamWorks promises to fly over 80 artists and executives […]