Posts Tagged ‘DreamWorks’

Producer Gives Updates on "How to Train Your Dragon" Sequel & TV Series

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2011 has interviewed producer Tim Johnson on the status of DreamWorks Animation’s follow-ups to How to Train Your Dragon. Johnson states that co-director Dean DeBlois will return to write and direct the second film, and also that the TV series will try to stay true to the more dramatic sensibilities of the movie (as compared […]

DreamWorks Animation Announces "Monkeys of Bollywood"

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2011
Variety reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG is fast-tracking development of Monkeys of Bollywood, an animated feature musical that will feature the work of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz, with husband-and-wife pair Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges producing. The movie is said to be based on the Hindu epic poem […]

"Megamind" Comes to DVD and Blu-ray February 25, 2011

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2011
DreamWorks Animation Studios SKG has announced that Megamind will be arriving on DVD and Blu-ray disc on February 25, 2011. The movie stars Will Ferrell as the titular supervillain who finds himself lacking a sense of purpose after he finally defeats his superheroic nemesis. The movie also stars Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, and […]

DreamWorks Animation Picks Up "Maintenance" Movie Rights

by darkdetectiveon December 19, 2010
The Hollywood Reporter has reported DreamWorks Animation has apparently picked up the movie rights to Maintenance, an Oni Press comic book. Maintenance, written by Jim Massey and illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez and published by Oni Press in December of 2006, follows the exploits of two janitors who work for TerroMax, Inc., the world’s biggest and […]

New Video Clips from "Shrek the Whole Story" DVD/Blu-ray Set (UPDATED with Trailer)

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2010
UPDATED December 7, 2010: The trailer for the Shrek: The Whole Story boxed set has also been released: The original article follows: Toonzone News has the following videos from Shrek: The Whole Story, the upcoming boxed set containing all 4 Shrek movies from DreamWorks Animation SKG. Click the images to play the clips (requires QuickTime): […]

Katzenberg Talks DreamWorks Sequels

by darkdetectiveon December 6, 2010
Empire recently sat down with Dreamworks Animation’s Jeffery Katzenberg. He mentioned there are plans for five Kung Fu Panda sequels, two How To Train Your Dragon sequels and two more Madagascar sequels. Here is an excerpt: Jeffery Katzenberg: “So today I can tell you pretty succinctly where Madagascar goes. Ultimately they will come back to […]

"Megamind" Continues Box Office Dominance with $30.1M in Second Week

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2010
DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind took the top spot in box office ticket sales for the second week in a row, with its estimated $30.1 million in receipts holding off a challenge from Unstoppable (which took #2 with $23.5 million in ticket sales). Approximately 64% of its box office take came from 3-D ticket sales.

"Megamind": Mind Over Mediocrity

by Todd DuBoison November 10, 2010
An altogether enjoyable family film, Dreamworks Animation’s Megamind is a self-aware and affectionate parody of superheroics rather than a deconstruction and a satire in the way that Shrek lampooned fairy tale tropes. When a galactic cataclysm strikes a distant solar system, two planets in the vicinity send a single child away to Earth. One ends […]

"MegaMind" Takes $46.01M for Top Box Office Spot in Debut Weekend (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2010
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s MegaMind has taken the top box office spot in its debut weekend with $46.01 million in ticket sales. The movie is the largest 3-D release to date (opening on more than 2,600 screens in 3-D) and 3-D ticket sales accounted for 66% of ticket sales. The movie fell a bit short of […]

"How to Train Your Dragon" on DVD Almost Soars

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2010
The good news is that the fundamentals to How to Train Your Dragon are very strong. Like Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon doesn’t really break any real new ground in its genre, but it executes the story turns in its coming-of-age tale remarkably well. Hiccup is brought to twitchy, nervous life by […]