Posts Tagged ‘DreamWorks’

Katzenberg Talks DreamWorks Sequels

by on 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
For better or for worse, DreamWorks Animation has built up a reputation for making a specific kind of animated movie defined by celebrity stunt-casting, more adult-oriented humor, gags awash in pop culture references, and an endless array of sequels and follow-ups. I do not think it’s a coincidence that Kung Fu Panda eschews nearly all […]

Virtual Roundtable with "How to Train Your Dragon" Co-Directors

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2010
Right before the DVD and Blu-ray release of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, Toonzone News was able to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion with the film’s co-screenwriter/directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, where we discussed adapting the movie from the source material, visual designs for the characters in the movie (especially the […]

"How to Train Your Dragon" Sequel Lines Up Old Cast

by on October 12, 2010
Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and Kristin Wiig will return for the How to Train Your Dragon sequel, which is due in 2013, according to Deadline Hollywood. Writer/director Dean Deblois will also return; Chris Sanders will act as executive producer.

Will Ferrell and "MegaMind" Set New Guinness World Record at LA Live

by Jeffrey Harrison October 7, 2010
On October 2, 2010, at the LA Live Plaza, DreamWorks Animation and Paramount hosted an event to break the Guinness World Record of Largest Gathering of Superheroes. The event marked the start of MegaMonth which is an official month dedicated to various Mega-events all across the country in order to promote the new DreamWorks Animation […]

"How to Train Your Dragon" on DVD and Blu-ray October 15, 2010

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2010
DreamWorks Animation has announced that How to Train Your Dragon will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on October 15, 2010. Accompanying both releases will be a new film, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, which will have several of the original cast members reprising their original roles. In addition to the new film, both […]

DreamWorks Kicks Off Oscar Race Early with "How to Train Your Dragon"

by Ed Liuon September 7, 2010
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision weblog notes that DreamWorks Animation has begun campaigning for the 2011 Academy Awards by sending out “For Your Consideration” mailings for How to Train Your Dragon, placing the movie in contention for both Best Animated Feature and Best Picture. The report seems to suggest that the mailing is an early […]