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DreamWorks Animation Beats 4Q 2005 Estimates Despite Drop in Profit

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
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

by on February 7, 2006
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"

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
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

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2006
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.

Terry Press Named Worldwide Head of Marketing for DreamWorks Animation

by Zeddon February 3, 2006
DreamWorks Animation announced on Thursday that Terry Press has joined the company as its worldwide head of marketing. Press will oversee all marketing for DreamWorks Animation and will be the senior liaison with the marketing team at Paramount Pictures. Press, who was with DreamWorks SKG for the past 10 years as its marketing head, joins […]

DreamWorks Animation Finalizes Paramount Distribution Deal

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced that it will begin operating under the new seven-year distribution deal with Paramount Pictures announced last month. In return for a $75 million payment to DreamWorks Animation, Paramount will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of DreamWorks Animation films and will receive an 8% distribution fee.

"Wallace and Gromit" Wins Producer’s Guild Award

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2006
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has won the best animated motion picture award from Producer’s Guild of America (free registration required). This year is the first for the category. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

DreamWorks Acquired by Paramount; New Animation Distribution Deal Inked

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2005
Viacom’s Paramount Pictures has just acquired DreamWorks SKG for .6 billion in cash and debt. As a result of the deal, DreamWorks Animation Studios has signed a new distribution deal with Paramount similar to the one with DreamWorks SKG, where an 8% distribution fee earns Paramount marketing and distribution of DreamWorks Animation’s movies. Paramount will […]

DreamWorks Animation Announces Additions, Promotion to Support Studio’s Growth

by Zeddon December 10, 2005
DreamWorks Animation today announced two new hires and a promotion, all designed to support the company’s strategy of producing two CG films a year plus direct-to-video movies. John Batter has rejoined DreamWorks Animation as a senior production executive; Jane Hartwell, a nine-year veteran with the company, has been promoted to Head of Global Production; and […]

Lewis Coleman Named DreamWorks Animation President

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Lewis Coleman, a DreamWorks Animation board member and former vice chairman and chief financial officer of Bank of America, has been named president of the DreamWorks Animation. Mr. Coleman will report to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Together with COO Ann Daly, Coleman and Katzenberg will lead the company’s efforts as it continues to produce […]