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Season 3 of Dragons: Race to the Edge Premieres June 24

The 3rd season of DreamWorks Animation’s Dragons: Race to the Edge is set to debut exclusively on June 24 on Netflix. The new footage shows Hiccup together with his fellow Dragon Riders arouse in a compromising position, which is bound and captured by a group of masked figures with doubtful motives and a commanding Queen. They don’t know who they are or what they wanted or what they are ...

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Be a Fashion Pan-DO – New Kung Fu Panda 3 Vlog with Mei Mei

DreamWorkTV, (DreamWorks YouTube Network) introduces Mei Mei, a new Kung Fu Panda character of the franchise. She is dubbed as the Pandiva, princess, and the star of a new series (four-part) for the channel. Mei Mei is Po’s new friend who happens to be the most fabulous anyone could ever meet. In her latest vlog on YouTube, she covers everything to know about being a ‘Fashion Pan-DO’ while ...

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WATCH: Trailer for DreamWorks’ Dawn of the Croods

Just a couple of days ago, we opined that in spite of the fact that studios these days have learned how to produce gorgeous and larger than life CGI, there’s still a distinct charm to 2D Animation that ensures a room for both medium. Case in point, DreamWorks Animation’s popular CG animated prehistoric property The Croods will be getting their own series, and it’s going to be rendered in ...

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Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge Launches Interactive Map

Google Maps, regardless of its original purpose, is probably one of the most useful technologies to have come out of our generation. It has genuinely helped a lot of people find places they would not have on their own, and served as a nifty tool for people who like maps. But it has one glaring flaw: it can’t show you a map of the Isle of Berk. Want to know what does that along with a whole slew ...

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David Faustino as Dagur the Deranged – Exclusive Interview

David Faustino came back to play the role of Dagur the Deranged, Chief of the Beserker Tribe, in the newest season of the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise. And we have an exclusive interview to share with you, conducted by ToonBarn Head Writer, Marc Morrell. Dragons: Race to the Edge premieres on Netflix this Friday, June 26th. Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond ...

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Sony Animation Gets A new President – but she has worked with Sony…when she was in Dreamworks

Lets start with the explanation: (Kristine) Belson spent nearly a decade at DreamWorks Animation, where she produced The Croods and executive produced the first installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series. More recently, she was the executive producer on B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, which was unceremoniously halted in mid-production last Thursday as part of the ...

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Update on Dreamworks Layoffs. It is Much, Much, Much Worse.

The western animation industry has taken one of the biggest blows in its history. And the VFX market is heading towards dislocation. PDI/Dreamworks Redwood, was one of  the biggest CGI production companies in history. They produced some of the most high end CGI this side of ILM, and they were the best in the business from 1983 to 1992. Some of those fantastic works pre Dreamworks will be shown ...

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Dreamworks going to be hit with massive layoffs (400).

The LA Times states: In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends to significantly reduce the size of its workforce, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the plans. Layoffs are expected to include animators, story-board artists and other production personnel and support staff at the studio’s Glendale and Redwood City ...

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Is “Me and My Shadow” Back from the dead? The TAG Union Thinks So…

The TAG Union Blog stated this: To give a bit of history on Shadow: the movie was in development in 2011, when Mark Dindal was developing the feature from an idea by one J. Katzenberg. Mark started work on the picture in 2010. I saw some of the early art and test animation, and it looked promising. Different. Mark was nice enough to sit down for a TAG blog interview when he was slammed with work ...

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Sony, Dreamworks and Disney: “Lawsuits are Not Going to Work”

Note: There will be two articles coming that will showcase a bit more about what is going on in the VFX world – and give you the whole view on why their are so many problems ahead for VFX and Motion Capture as a whole. The recent expose concerning the techopolis scandal in animation has built up a firestorm in the VFX and animation world. That being said, the lawsuit that is in play in the ...

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Dreamworks Has Hired Two New Presidents:

Dreamworks has had a tough year. Mentioned in the scandal and subsequent lawsuit over collusion with Disney, Pixar and others to keep wages low. Its movies haven’t done so well… so changes had to be made. The long time President for Creative for Dreamworks is out and in its place, will be two Co Presidents. This follows Cartoon Networks recent hiring for a female executive after the ...

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DreamWorks Planning to Launch a TV Network in Asia

DreamWorks Animation has recently revealed plans to launch a new 24 hour kid and family oriented TV channel across 19 territories in Asia. Said Dreamworks channel will be representing the company’s rich library of content, consisting of existing titles and original exclusive properties. Affiliate sales for the channel will be managed by Singapore-based HBO Asia, alongside marketing and ...

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