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DreamWorks Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with 20th Century Fox

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2012
DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for its theatrical films beginning next year with The Croods. Fox will be replacing DreamWorks’ old distribution partner Paramount Pictures. The new deal represents the culmination of a souring relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Paramount that began in 2011 when DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey […]
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BusinessWeek On DreamWorks Animation’s Acquisition of Classic Media

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2012
Bloomberg News’ BusinessWeek recently covered DreamWorks Animation’s successful bid to purchase Classic Media for $155 million, a move which gave ownership of to a wide array of intellectual property including Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper the friendly ghost, VeggieTales, Richie Rich, Felix the Cat, Mr. Peabody and more. The studio is already drawing on this catalog […]

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DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]
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Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

by on August 6, 2012
I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

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DreamWorks Buying Classic Media for $155 Million

by on July 23, 2012
DreamWorks Animation will buy Classic Media for $155 million, the companies announced today. Under the deal, DreamWorks will purchase the owner of such intellectual property as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Veggie Tales, and George of the Jungle in cash from the private equity firm of GTCR. The animation studio will finance the deal from cash […]
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DreamWorks Looking to Buy Classic Media

by on July 17, 2012
DreamWorks Animation is seeking to buy Classic Media for $150 million, The New York Times reports. If completed, the deal would give DreamWorks ownership of a number of well-established if rather worn intellectual properties, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Fat Albert, Frosty the Snowman, Lassie, Mr. Magoo, Postman Pat, Richie Rich, and Where’s Waldo? […]

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DreamWorks Animation Announces Plans for Theme Park at the Meadowlands in NJ

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has announced plans for a theme park as part of a revived entertainment and retail mall location at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It is the latest announcement for a DreamWorks-oriented theme park after similar plans for parks in China, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi were not executed to completion. The park […]

Rihanna, Jim Parsons Cast in DreamWorks’ "Happy Smekday!" Slated for Q4 2014

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has announced the casting of Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and singer/actor Rihanna as the leads of Happy Smekday!, an upcoming feature film from DreamWorks scheduled for release in the fourth-quarter of 2014. The movie is based on Adam Rex’s book The True Meaning of Smekday, where a friendly alien race […]

"Madagascar 3" Holds Top Box Office Spot with $35.5M in Week 2 of Release

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2012
DreamWorks Animation’s Madgascar 3 held the top spot in ticket sales at the box office in its second week of release, with an estimated $35.5M take. The number represents a 41% drop from the prior week, and brings its cumulative domestic box office total to $120.45M.

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Adds Cast Members

by on March 19, 2012
Ty Burrell and Max Charles will take the lead roles in Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature-film adaptation of the Jay Ward Series, Animation Magazine reports. The film, which is set for a March 2014 release, is being directed by Rob Minkoff from a script by Craig Wright. The plot has the […]