TheWrap on DreamWorks Animation's Woes

TheWrap discusses a problem facing Jeffery Katzenberg. DreamWorks Animation is too big to be bought by anyone save a few media players, yet too small to qualify as a major studio. With no buyer, DreamWorks will be unable to put out more than two to three films a year. “Katzenberg started this business hoping to […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Takes 2nd @ Box Office; Opens to Protest and Big Sales in China

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda took second place at the box office in its debut weekend, earning an estimated $47.835 million in sales over the 3 day weekend and $62.2 million for the 4-day holiday weekend. The totals put it behind the original movie’s box office when it was released three years ago ($60.3 million […]

"Kung Fu Panda 2" - The Panda's Kung Fu Continues to Be Strong

The only two martial arts movies I can think of that really deviate significantly from a few stock narratives are Zhang Yimou’s Hero and the Jet Li vehicle Fearless. After that, even the truly great examples of the genre like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the Once Upon a Time in China series, Enter the Dragon, […]

NY Times on Design of "Kung Fu Panda 2"

The New York Times has taken a look at the artistic inspirations behind Kung Fu Panda 2, noting how the sequel aimed to “push the world into a much vaster scale and give people more of the exotic locations than were in the first film,” according to director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The article notes the […]

Alan Menken Working on DreamWorks' "Lidsville" Soundtrack

Alan Menken revealed today that he will be working on the upcoming Dreamworks animated feature Lidsville, his first non-Disney animated musical. Lidsville is based on the 1970’s television series of the same name. [Source:AlanMenken’sTwitter]

PR: Save the Children Receives $400,000 From Employees of DreamWorks Animation

Save the Children Receives $400,000 From Employees of DreamWorks Animation to Aid Japan & New Zealand WESTPORT, Conn., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Save the Children today announced that it has received $400,000 from employees of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) to provide relief to children and families affected by the disaster in Japan […]

PR: Kung Fu Panda's Po on First-Ever National Balloon Tour Starting April 15

DreamWorks Animation and Macy’s Launch KUNG FU PANDA’s Po on First-Ever National Balloon Tour Beginning April 15th KUNG FU PANDA 2 OPENS NATIONWIDE ON MAY 26th HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and Macy’s today announced that KUNG FU PANDA’s Po will embark on the first-ever U.S. tour […]

Dreamworks "The Penguins Of Madagascar" Movie In The Works

Those popular penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private from the Dreamworks’ film Madagascar will soon be getting their own spin-off film. The penguins already had a short on the Madagascar DVD and a spin-off television show on Nickelodeon, The Penguins of Madagascar, that was second to SpongeBob SquarePants was the most watched show on Nick […]

DreamWorks Announces Schedule Through 2014

The Film Stage has reported the recent revelation of DreamWorks Animation current production schedule through the year 2014. It is as follows: Kung Fu Panda 2 for May 26, 2011 Puss In Boots for November 4, 2011 Madagascar 3 for June 8, 2012 Rise of the Guardians for November 21, 2012 The Croods for March […]

Rumblewick Appears At DreamWorks

DreamWorks has officially announced that Rumblewick will be joining its development slate. An official press release this morning states that the studio will be adapting the children’s book My Unwilling Witch (The Rumblewick Letters) by Hiawyn Oram and Sarah Warburton. DreamWorks Animation Conjures Up Rumblewick GLENDALE, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG, […]

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