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

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 […]

NBC Orders "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda" Specials

The Hollywood Reporter reports that NBC has ordered two new holiday specials based on the hit Dreamworks films Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. NBC will air the Halloween special Scared Shrekless on October 28th. In the special, our favorite green ogre dares Donkey, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, and other fairy tale characters to spend […]

Joe Syracuse & Lisa Addario Scripting "Imaginary Enemies" for DreamWorks Animation

The Hollywood Reporter has named Joe Syracuse and Lisa Addario (Surf’s Up) as the scriptwriters for Imaginary Enemies, a new project under development at DreamWorks Animation Studios SKG. Shrek Forever After director Mike Mitchell is reported to be developing the project as well, but is not attached as a director as yet. The movie centers […]

Rogen Enrolls in "Boo U."

Seth Rogen continues his association with DreamWorks Animation by lending his voice to the lead character in Boo U., according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story is about a ghost who has to return to school to learn how to be a better ghost. Igor‘s Tony Leondis will direct.

DreamWorks Profits Flat in Latest Quarter

DreamWorks Animation earned $24.0 million on revenues of $158.1 million in the second quarter of 2010, the company announced today. That compared to net income of $25.6 million on revenues of $132.0 million in same period last year. The company credited its results to Shrek Forever After and How to Train Your Dragon, and CEO […]

NYT Looks at the Future of DreamWorks

Is DreamWorks Animation looking for a merger partner? Widespread speculation about the fate of the House that Shrek Built attracts the attention of The New York Times today. For the record, it says that studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg stoutly denies that he wants to sell his studio or that he wants a senior position at […]

"Good Luck Trolls" Coming to the Big Screen

DreamWorks Animation will bring the Good Luck Trolls to the big screen, the company said today. Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio have been assigned to write the script, and Dannie Festa will executive produce the film. [Source: DreamWorks Animation]

Exec: "Shrek" B.O. Will Hurt DreamWorks Profit Outlook

The disappointing box office performance of the fourth Shrek film and the absence of any major home video release will hurt DreamWorks Animation’s second quarter performance, Reuters reports. Lew Coleman, the company’s chief financial officer, told Chicago investors that second quarter results would be “meaningfully below” results posted in the same quarter last year. That […]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Teams with DreamWorks Animation

Royal Caribbean International has announced a deal with DreamWorks Animation that will bring 3-D movies and exclusive entertainment from the studio for its guests. In addition to installing 3-D projection hardware into their cruise ship theaters, guests will be able to interact with characters from movies like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train […]

Martial Arts Guru Sues DreamWorks over "Panda"

Terence Dunn, a self-described “writer-producer-teacher-philosopher”, is suing DreamWorks Animation for $1 million, claiming that it stole the concept for Kung Fu Panda from him, ABC News reports. Dunn says he pitched a DreamWorks executive with the idea for a martial arts panda who adopted by five animal friends, and whose destiny is to save the […]

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