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The Croods Proves its Mettle at the Box Office

After the seemingly bad spell that DreamWorks has undergone (including massive writeoffs, lost of investor confidence, and layoffs), they seem to have turned a corner and are now on their way to regaining a financial foothold, as their first animated feature of 2013, The Croods, proved to be a massive hit at the box office. ...

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Rise of the Guardians Overtakes Life of Pi in Home Ent. Charts

Rise of the Guardians has been getting a bad rap lately, to the point that it was even blamed as one of the catalysts for massive write down and layoffs that DreamWorks had to take recently. Much of the blame was not unwarranted, as Guardians performed poorly at the box office. However, it seems to be getting a second wind and is starting to reveal itself at the home entertainment charts. HV ...

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The Croods Boosts DreamWorks Shares

DreamWorks’s shares has been struggling these past few months, with the crux coming from Rise of the Guardian’s poor box office performance (at least, according to investors’ expectations) being pointed to as the main (not the only) culprit. The company has also had to resort to layoffs and delays of future projects, but it seems that things are starting to look up, courtesy of ...

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Tudou Creator Launches New Toon Studio

Gary Wang, who is the man responsible behind the massively popular online video venture Tudou, has just unveiled a new Beijing-based animation studio that will focus on domestic feature projects. Wang already sold his online venture to Youku, and told the Wall Street Journal that he is in the process of hiring LA and San Francisco based directors, storyboard artists, and senior animators for ...

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DreamWorks Takes $87 Mil Write Down Due to Rise of the Guardians

According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks will be taking an $87 million write-down on its 2012 box office misfire Rise of the Guardians, marking the largest write-down the studio has taken for one of its projects. The last time the studio had to take a massive write down was with 2007’s Flushed Away. Rise of the Guardians reportedly cost around $145 million to ...

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Pixomondo Shuts Down London and Detroit Studios

News of companies closing down are always sad, as it means that people with families to support will be losing jobs in a time when finding a new one isn’t as a easy as it was a couple of decades ago. It’s especially disheartening if it’s VFX and animation studios, as their industry is currently reeling from financial hardships (even big name ones like DreamWorks have had to resort to ...

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DreamWorks Theme Parks Being Developed in Russia

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and REGIONS Group of Companies have recently signed a licensing agreement that will see the development of Europe’s largest indoor theme parks, as well as the first one to exclusively feature the franchises of DreamWorks Animation in major cities throughout Russia. The theme parks are scheduled to open in 2015, and will be located in St. Petersburg, Moscow, ...

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DHX Media Moves For-Hire Operation to Canada

Canadian indie animation studio DHX Media is in the process of moving its La-based work for hire production operations to Canada in order to take advantage of the country’s tax credits. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Halifax-based company is trying to look for more cost saving measures after its $112 million purchase of Cookie Jar Entertainment, with the closing of its low-margin LA ...

NetFlix and DreamWorks Planning to Launch a Turbo Series
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NetFlix and DreamWorks Planning to Launch a Turbo Series

Entertainment streaming giant Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have jointly announced that they will be working together in order to produce the first ever Netflix Original Series for young audiences, and will be basing it on DreamWorks’ upcoming 2013 release Turbo. The new CG animated show, which will be titled Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) will debut exclusively on ...

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DreamWorks Releases New Poster for The Croods

DreamWorks Animation and its current distribution partner 20th Century Fox have just released a new poster for the upcoming 3D CG animated prehistoric comedy, The Croods. The poster provides a good close look at the entire family, as well as the various prehistoric animals that the Croods will encounter during the course of the movie. The Croods follows the world’s “first modern ...

40th Annual Annie Awards Streaming LIVE on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 7 PM PT (10 PM ET)
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The Results Are In… Winners of the 40th Annual Annie Awards!

The biggest night in Animation has come and gone! The 40th Annual Annie Awards were held at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. This Hollywood Gala that honors the best achievements in Animation took place at 7 PM PT (10 PM ET) on Saturday Night, Feb 2, 2013. Big Winners of the night were Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios with 5 awards and Dragon: Riders of Berk ...

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