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"Wallace and Gromit" Movie Gets Raves Down Under

The BBC is reporting that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is receiving rave reviews in Australia, where the movie has already debuted. The movie is receiving accolades from both mainstream media critics, audience members emerging from the theatres, and people posting to the BBC web site. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

DreamWorks Announces 'Madagascar 2'

DreamWorks Animation today announced they will produce a sequel to the computer-animated comedy Madagascar, which has now passed the $500-million mark at the worldwide box office, making it the company’s most successful original movie ever. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith, who starred in the original Madagascar as Alex the Lion, Marty the […]

NYT on "Wallace & Gromit" Feature Film

The New York Times has published a feature article about the path that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has taken to get to the screen (free registration required). The movie, opening on October 7, will be Aardman’s second feature-length stop-motion animated movie and the first to star Nick Park’s Oscar-winning duo.

DreamWorks Animation Shows Loss in Second Quarter

DreamWorks Animation lost $3.7 million in the second quarter of 2005, the company said today. That compared to a profit of $146.1 million in the same quarter last year. Quarterly revenues fell to $35.4 million from $300.3 million in the same period last year. For the six months ended June 30, DreamWorks Animation had revenues […]

DreamWorks Toon Titles Previewed

Jim Hill has an extensive tour and behind-the-scenes look at DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming releases.

McDonald's and DreamWorks Animation Cut Marketing Deal

McDonald’s Corp. has announced a two-year marketing deal with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. DreamWorks will produce animated commercials for McDonald’s, while McDonald’s will promote DreamWorks animated films, beginning with Shrek 3.

NY Times Traces DreamWorks' Stumbles

The New York Times (link required free registration) has a lengthy analysis of recent missteps by DreamWorks Animation. The article details numerous incidents that have left the company with a “credibility gap” with analysts and investors.

DreamWorks Animation Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit

DreamWorks Animation SKG and certain directors have been named in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors by Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, the law firm said yesterday. The complaint alleges that the company made materially false and misleading statements with respect to sales of Shrek 2 home video units. Late last year, […]

DreamWorks Cancels Stock Offering, Lowers Profit Estimates

DreamWorks Animation SKG has cancelled a secondary stock offering and lowered its earnings estimates, the company said today. The studio now expects to lose between seven and nine cents a share during the second quarter of 2005, and it lowered its annual earnings expectations to between eighty and ninety cents a share. The company has […]

"Madagascar" Penguins Appear at High Performance Computing Users Conference

The Penguin characters from the movie Madagascar will be appearing in a video at the Second Annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Users Conference. The video by DreamWorks Animation depicts how HPC impacts the daily life of the average consumer and will be shown for the first time at the conference on July 13 in Washington, […]

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