Posts Tagged ‘DreamWorks’

"Puss in Boots" Blu-ray Doesn’t Try Hard Enough

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2012
One positive thing I can say about them film is that it looks and sounds great, especially in its presentation on Blu-ray (though I’m not equipped to comment on many of the theatrical reviews raving about the use of 3-D). It’s the expected panoply of tech specs (1080p image, 5.1 DTS-HD soundtrack, yadda yadda yadda), […]

DreamWorks Animation Announces Chinese Co-Production Venture

by Maxie Zeuson February 20, 2012
DreamWorks Animation has officially announced the formation of Oriental DreamWorks, a joint-venture with China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group, and Shanghai Alliance Investment. The venture, to be based in Shanghai, will develop and produce original Chinese animation and live-action content for distribution in both China and overseas territories. The company also intends to pursue business […]

"Puss in Boots" Video Clip "Dance Fight" Released

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2012
DreamWorks Animation has released the following video clip from Puss in Boots, the spin-off movie from the Shrek franchise headlining the feline hero voiced by Antonio Banderas. The movie is slated for release on DVD, Blu-ray, and 3-D Blu-ray on Friday, February 24, 2012. For more details about the movie and its release on DVD […]

"Penguins of Madagascar: Get Ducky": No, Seriously, Don’t

by Maxie Zeuson February 20, 2012
I wasn’t impressed with The Penguins of Madagascar when it first premiered, calling it “noisy, emphatic, and grim”. It would be nice to report that the show has improved on its debut by shaking off its dusty stereotypes, its unfunny bits of business, and its inability to turn the idea for a joke into an […]

DreamWorks Animation Opening New Shanghai Studio

by Maxie Zeuson February 15, 2012
DreamWorks Animation is partnering with Shanghai Media Group and China Media Capital to build a studio facility in Shanghai, says the The Hollywood Reporter, citing The Financial Times. The joint-venture with the two state-owned companies will develop film, TV and stage productions for the Chinese market. The deal is sufficiently high-scale that Chinese vice president […]

LA Times Inteviews Guillermo del Toro

by darkdetectiveon January 31, 2012
The Los Angeles Times has conducted an interview with well-known producer/director Guillermo del Toro . In the interview, del Toro discusses his involvement in the animated features Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots. The interview can be read here.

"Puss in Boots" Coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D on February 24, 2012

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced the technical details and box art for the Puss in Boots DVD and Blu-ray, coming to stores on February 24, 2012. The Shrek spin-off stars Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris, and will come in a single DVD, double-DVD, 2-disc DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack (with […]

Wall Street Disappointment in DreamWorks Animation Receipts for "Kung Fu Panda 2" DVD and "Puss in Boots" Box Office

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2011
Wall Street analyst Richard Greenfield of BTIG has lowered his expectations for DreamWorks Animation due to lower-than-expected home video sales for Kung Fu Panda 2 and box office receipts for Puss in Boots. Despite heavy promotion and a release date historically strong for top-tier DVD sales, Kung Fu Panda 2 has not topped sales charts, […]

"Kung Fu Panda 2" Blu-ray: Inner Peace Through a Great Set of Bonuses

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2011
I don’t have very much more to say about Kung Fu Panda 2 from my review of the theatrical release, even after watching the film a few more times on Blu-ray. Sequels are almost never as good as the original films, and while that’s still true of Kung Fu Panda 2, it’s still quite close […]

Hollywood Reporter Talks to Angelina Jolie and "Kung Fu Panda 2" Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson on Female Directors

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter conducted a joint interview with actor and newly minted director Angelina Jolie and DreamWorks Animation’s Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who directed Jolie in Kung Fu Panda 2 which has become the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman. Among other topics, the two discuss how Nelson directed Jolie in Kung Fu Panda 2 […]