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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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DreamWorks and Hasbro Mulling Over Merger

According to a recent report by Deadline.com, there are “deeply engaged” talks underway between animation powerhouse DreamWorks Animation and toy and media outfit Hasbro over a possible merger. The report states that the merged company could be called DreamWorks-Hasbro, with both sides agreeing to keep Jeffrey Katzenberg as chairman of the new merged company. ...

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Chinese Release Date for How to Train Your Dragon 2 Set

According to a recent report by Variety, DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be heading to Chinese theaters next month, which is not surprising as DreamWorks is already known to be eyeing China as it is currently the world’s fastest growing movie market. The report reveals that Chinese authorities have approved How to Train Your Dragon 2 for an August 14 release. ...

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New Short Film Previews Upcoming Dreamworks Film: Home

Recently, Buzzfeed released an exclusive CG animated short titled “Almost Home,” which serves as a preview for an upcoming full length feature from DreamWorks titled “Home,” which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 26, 2014. Almost Home focuses on a group of aliens called The Boov, which is lead by Captain Smek (voiced by Steve Martin.) The Boovs are searching for an ideal ...

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DreamWorks Launches DreamWorks Press

DreamWorks Animation has just announced that they will be launching a new in-house publishing outfit called DreamWorks Press, which will publish digital and print books based on the studio’s rich library of IPs. DreamWorks Press will also join with The Perseus Books Group in order to help with the sale and distribution of their line of digital and print books via Perseus’ Publishers Group ...

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Planeta Junior Joins Forces with DreamWorks

Planeta Junior and DreamWorks Animation have recently entered into a multi-yer TV output agreement for the territories of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Turkey. The deal will include more than 1100 half hours of programming as well as a generous supply of high quality animated series to Planeta Junior’s various business areas. The deal will also include new TV shows inspired by ...

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New Trailer and Poster for Mr. Peabody and Sherman

20th Century Fox has just released a brand new trailer and an official poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film adaptation of the iconic Mr. Peabody and Sherman toons, which originally aired as part of Jay Ward’s animated Rocky & Bullwinkle TV series that first aired in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is written by Craig Wright and directed by Rob Minkoff. ...

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DreamWorks and Youtube to Collaborate on a Daily Series?

According to a recent report by Variety, online video hosting service and content provider Youtube has partnered with DreamWorks Animation in order to work on what may be an original co-production, which will launch on Youtube’s service by the end of the month. Variety’s sources state that “Youtube Nation” will serve as a highlight reel of what’s currently popular on the service, and ...

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