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DreamWorks Planning its Own Channel
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DreamWorks Planning its Own Channel

DreamWorks Animation has been the subject of several news posts these past few days, and for good reason: they seem to be launching new projects and deals left and right these past few weeks. The reveal came during a Reuters interview with DW CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, in which he admitted that a TV channel is indeed an option for the company: “It could be a domestic cable channel, ...

New Poster for DreamWorks' Me and My Shadow
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New Poster for DreamWorks’ Me and My Shadow

DreamWorks has just released a poster for their upcoming CG/hand drawn animation hybrid feature Me & My Shadow, a little bit too early for its spring 2014 release. The film uses CG for the sections that deal with the lead character, whose actions are unfortunately taken over by his own shadow. The shadow’s animation, on the other hand, will be using traditional hand drawn animation. ...

DreamWorks Snags Classic Media
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DreamWorks Snags Classic Media

We recently posted about DreamWorks Animation being the lead bidder for iconic cartoon studio Classic Media, and it turns out it was only a matter of time before DreamWorks will get their way. Classic Media was acquired through a $155 million all cash deal, as per DreamWorks’ announcement, marking the studio’s first acquisition since it went public back in 2004. ...

DreamWorks Plans to Become a Tech Company, Releases Free Ptch App
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DreamWorks Plans to Become a Tech Company, Releases Free Ptch App

DreamWorks has recently released a free iOS-based app called Ptch, which gives iPhone and iPad users the ability to remix videos, photos, and songs into 60 second video shorts termed as “Ptches”. The purpose of the app is to make video editing as simple and straightforward as taking a photograph on a smartphone, and as expected of any mobile based app, comes with a wealth of options for ...

DreamWorks Gunning for Classic Media
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DreamWorks Gunning for Classic Media

The New York Times has recently reported that DreamWorks Animation is currently the lead bidder for iconic cartoon studio Classic Media, which is home to popular franchises such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Where’s Waldo, and others. According to the report, DreamWorks has offered $150+ million for Classic Media, which already puts other smaller bidders out of the picture. ...

Possible Partnership Between Dreamworks and Sony
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Possible Partnership Between Dreamworks and Sony

DreamWorks Animation’s contract with Paramount is scheduled to expire by the end of the year, and rumors are floating around stating that Sony Pictures is the next big studio gunning for a partnership deal with DreamWorks, which is currently riding high on a $6.3 billion plus coming from worldwide ticket sales these past six years. ...

New Trailer for Rise of the Guardians
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New Trailer for Rise of the Guardians

A new trailer has just been released for DreamWorks’ upcoming holiday feature Rise of the Guardians, which is scheduled for release on November 21, 2012 and will feature the voices of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine and Jude Law. Rise of the Guardians is based on a series of books by William Joyce, and will tell the story of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter ...

DreamWorks Uses Bananas to Promote Madagascar 3
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DreamWorks Uses Bananas to Promote Madagascar 3

If you’re really into bananas, then chances are you have already noticed one of Dreamworks Animation’s recent promotional campaigns for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. In case you haven’t, the studio has partnered with Dole Fresh Fruit co. in order to give away 100 million specially branded bananas with Madagascar stickers to stores all over the country. ...

Guillermo Del Toro to Co-Direct Pinocchio
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Guillermo Del Toro to Co-Direct Pinocchio

After several months of rumors, it has been made official by Variety mag that Guillermo Del Toro will be co-directing Henson’s stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio, along with Mark Gustafson (of Fantastic Mr. Fox), with the project scheduled to start shooting in the summer of 2013. ...

DreamWorks' 2012 Revenues Boosted by Puss in Boots
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DreamWorks’ 2012 Revenues Boosted by Puss in Boots

According to a recent report by Daily Variety, DreamWorks Animation has seen a 26% boost in revenue of $136 million, which raises their profits to $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2012. The boost comes from the healthy box office and home-entertainment performance of the Shrek spinoff, Puss in Boots, which managed to gross over $554 million in worldwide box office to date as well as ...

DreamWorks Joins Walmart's Disc to Digital Service
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DreamWorks Joins Walmart’s Disc to Digital Service

DreamWorks Animation has recently joined Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to encourage home audiences to convert their DVD collections to online movie libraries. According to a recent AP report, DreamWorks head Jeffrey Katenberg announces that Wal-Mart’s new Disc to Digital service will be instrumental in helping consumers adjust to the ever changing face of technology. ...

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