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SEC Drops DreamWorks Animation Probe

DreamWorks Animation SKG has stated that the SEC will drop an informal probe investigating the company begun nearly a year ago (free registration required, see Toon Zone’s earlier coverage of this news). The investigation came after the company reported lower-than-expected earnings due to disappointing home video sales of Shrek 2. The SEC documentation filed with […]

DreamWorks Animation to Debut New Animated Short in NY & L.A. on May 19

DreamWorks Animation will debut a new animated short film entitled “First Flight” on May 19, 2006, exclusively in select New York and Los Angeles theatres, together with the opening of the studio’s upcoming animated comedy Over the Hedge. Written and directed by two longtime DreamWorks Animation veterans, Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson, “First Flight” is […]

DreamWorks Posts $12.3M Profit, 73% Drop from Last Year

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. reported a .3 million profit for the financial quarter that ended on March 31, 2006, representing a 73% drop from the same quarter a year ago. The profit was largely driven by home video sales of Madagascar, with no revenue generated by Shrek 2 or Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of […]

LA Times on Possible Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining the possibility that DreamWorks Animation SKG will be acquired by another movie studio seeking a 3-D CGI animation branch (free registration required). Arguments for a buyout involve the Disney/Pixar merger, the success of DreamWorks franchises such as Shrek, and studio competition with Disney in the animated […]

"Over the Hedge" Comic Collections Get Re-Release

Editor and Publisher is reporting that the first three Over the Hedge books are to be re-issued to tie-in to the upcoming CGI-animated feature film. The film, based on the daily comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis, will be released by DreamWorks on May 19, with voices provided by Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, […]

New "Over the Hedge" Trailer Debuts

News website MonstersAndCritics.com has just posted a new trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming CGI film Over the Hedge. The film is the screen adaptation of Michael Fry and T Lewis’ popular daily comic strip and stars Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, and Avril Lavigne.

DreamWorks Animation Beats 4Q 2005 Estimates Despite Drop in Profit

DreamWorks Animation SKG has just announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2005, reporting net income of $63.2 million (or 61 cents per share) on revenues of $172.9 million. These numbers represent a significant drop from 4Q 2004 results ($192 million profit on $495.7 million revenue), but were still significantly higher than Wall […]

"Flushed Away" Aardman Featurette Online

To celebrate the release of the Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit DVD (and the film’s recent perfect showing at the Annie Awards), DreamWorks has made available online a preview of Flushed Away, the next feature film from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit. The featurette is included on the new Curse […]

Nick Park and Steve Box Talk "Wallace & Gromit"

The San Francisco Examiner spoke to Aardman animators Nick Park and Steve Box about their work on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The brief article goes into the demands of the stop-motion process and what the future has in store for the duo.

"Wallace & Gromit" Sweep Annie Awards

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit swept the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, winning all 10 of the awards it was nominated for. A full list of the nominees and winners is available at the Annie Awards web site.

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