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DreamWorks Animation Opening New Shanghai Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

"Kung Fu Panda 2" Clips & Coupon Available

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 will be hitting retailer shelves tomorrow, December 13, 2011, and the studio has released the following trailer and clip from the “Secrets of the Masters” special feature: TRAILER “SECRETS OF THE MASTERS” CLIP In addition, a $5 online coupon for Kung Fu Panda 2 is available now at http://www.kungfucoupon.com/. […]

Dreamworks in Talks to Open New Studio in China

Dreamworks Animation is planning on expanding, it would seem. It’s planning to set up a joint venture studio in Shanghai, China, possibly as soon as next year January. Dreamworks and the other partners involved in the joint venture could invest about two billion dollars in the Dreamwoks East studio, and the new studio could be […]

Trailer Released for "DreamWorks Dragons Double DVD and Video Game," Coming November 15, 2011

DreamWorks Animation has released the following trailer for DreamWorks Dragons Double DVD and Video Game, the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD follow-up to the hit movie How to Train Your Dragon: The release will include the new special “Gift of the Night Fury,” which picks up the adventures of Hiccup and Toothless after the end of […]

"Puss in Boots" Shows Surprising Legs with $33M in Ticket Sales for Second Weekend

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots showed surprising strength in its second week of release, taking in an estimated $33.035 million at the box office. The amount represents only a 3.1% drop in ticket sales when 40-50% or more is the norm, and represents the smallest drop in sales since My Dog Skip gained 3% in […]

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