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DreamWorks Signs Multi-Year Deal with Super RTL

DreamWorks Animation has recently inked a multi-year deal with Germany’s Super RTL, with the deal seeing the former supply the latter with over 1,200 hours of programming all the way through 2020. Super RTL is currently considered as one of the most watched children’s channel in Europe. According to the Hollywood Reporter, DWA head Jeffrey Katzenberg and Super RTL managing director ...

Dreamworks Animation Releases New App for Turbo
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Dreamworks Animation Releases New App for Turbo

DreamWorks Animation is getting ready for the premiere of the fast-paced 3D CG animated movie Turbo by launching an action-packed mobile app titled “Turbo Racing League.” Developed by DreamWorks Animation and PikPok, Turbo Racing League lets players race each other in breakneck speeds as they drift around corners, perform crazy stunts, and grind rails while also collecting tomatoes ...

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DreamWorks Plans to Buy AwesomenessTV

While there’s still no official announcement from either DreamWorks or AwesomenessTV, some industry insiders are already reporting that “two people familiar with the matter” have already confirmed that DreamWorks is in talks to acquire the teens/tweens-targeted Youtube channel, with the main goal being to further expand their media presence. AwesomenessTV was the pet project of TV And film ...

DreamWorks Characters Invade Macao
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DreamWorks Characters Invade Macao

Shrek, Po, Puss, Alex, and Hiccup will be making their way to the Cotai Strip Resorts in Macao, China as part of DreamWorks’ deal with Sands, China. The deal allows the latter to license the former’s characters for a “DreamWorks Experience” event, which includes various events such as parades, photo shoots, and themed areas based on popular DreamWorks franchises. ...

Art of Turbo and The Croods Spotlighted by Production Pipeline
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Art of Turbo and The Croods Spotlighted by Production Pipeline

This coming May 3, the inaugural Production Pipeline Expo at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood will be highlighting the art and technology of two DreamWorks features, the Croods and the upcoming Turbo. The event also features a VFX session on Universal’s sci fi actioner Oblivion, which is presented by the team at Pixomondo. The announcement was made by the expo’s founder/originator Anthony ...

DreamWorks and China Film Group Partner for Tibet Code
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DreamWorks and China Film Group Partner for Tibet Code

DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg recently announced the launch of a new Chinese co-production in Beijing, which is based on a popular Chinese book series set in ninth-century Tibet. The project’s working title is Tibet Code, and is a joint venture of DreamWorks and Chinese investors, such as the country’s main distributor, China Film Group. The Chinese joint venture was ...

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G.I. Joe Beats the Croods in the Box Office

DreamWorks’ The Croods originally gave the studio a chance to get out of the rut that it’s been stuck in since the Rise of the Guardians’ poor box office performance, with the Caveman-themed feature managing to climb to the top, but Paramount’s action-packed movie loosely based on the hit Hasbro action figures, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, proved to be strong enough to knock ...

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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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