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Why the Four Seasons is great

Jeffrey Katzenberg

DreamWorks animation artists may have to put up with Jeffrey Katzenberg, but thankfully, hotel employees don’t. The security at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York kicked Katzenberg out of their hotel after he started causing trouble and yelling,”Who the (bleep) are you? Do you know who I am?” at one of the hotel employees.

  • This statement is mostly funny for the industry this man works.

  • RR

    “Do you know who I am?! I’m responsible for some of the worst animated films of all time, who the (bleep) are you?!”

  • Steph’

    Oooh. Isn’t this an embarrassment for for Embassy Suites, when their huuuge Dreamworks “Bee Movie” “Perfect New York trip” promo is running and Jeffrey went to the Four Seasons! Snork!

  • Jeffery

    My sincere condolences to any of Danny Cooper’s friends or family trying to get employment in Hollywood.

  • Pedro Nakama


  • ‘do you know who i am?’
    ‘help! front desk, there is a fellow here who doesn’t know who he is!’

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Well, it’s about time!

    I think any boss would instinctively say that like any comic book villain would!

  • Joe

    I know you who are .. arent you that guy who makes lame and dated 3d animated cartoons?

  • I know who he is, but what does this have to do with animation? I thought I was reading Cartoon Brew, not TMZ.

  • Charles


    haha…too true!

  • Jorge Garrido

    Haha! This post made my day! Take that, Jeffrey!

  • Zany

    thats a pretty funny story

  • Zach

    There is justice in this world.

  • That’s hysterical!

  • Baron Lego

    I’m already envisioning the petty, ham-fisted joke about the Four Seasons chain that’ll invariably appear in Shrek 4…

    “Don-key, less nah go to THA’ hotel… ‘is not very friendleh!”

  • It has to do with animation because Katzenberg used to run Disney Feature Animation, and he was terrible at it, and when he got the boot, he co-founded Dreamworks SKG (Hint, the K stands for Katzenberg) which is now pumping out CG animated films every year

  • PWND!

  • I’m never been in California or anything, but aren’t people in the animation industry less recognizable than celebrities?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy he was talking to gave a sincere “not really”.

  • uffler mustek

    i hate that midget.

  • Spock Foolish

    Funniest. Thread. Ever.

  • Marc G.

    The hotel bar must’ve run out of Diet Coke.

  • Ephraim Hart

    Jeffrey would’ve gotten immeidate attention if he’d told the truth: ‘Do you know WHO I USED TO BE?’

  • Jon

    How did the Four Seasons employee even SEE him over the counter?

  • Richard

    He unleashed the ogre within.

  • I’m glad to see someone stand up to him and put him in his place!

    When I worked there, we had a company “preview” night where they were showing concept art for the next picture in development. Jeffrey introduced the artist who was going to speak next and then throughout this guy’s presentation, Jeffrey was making shadow puppets in the light of the projector and playing peek-a-boo behind the film screen. It was very embarassing and annoying.

  • J. J. Hunsecker

    Katzenberg is a boob. I feel sorry for Mr. Cooper for having to put up with such an arrogant jerk. He probably got in trouble latter for doing his job.


  • Kiko

    The fact that pretentious w*nkers can still get kicked out for behaving as such, should be enough to maintain faith in the essential goodness of humankind.

  • Hahaha, you can’t write this stuff… or in Katzenberg’s case, parody it with crass pop culture jokes.

    I bet the situation could have been diffused with the diegetic blaring of a crappy Smash Mouth tune…

  • Joe

    Yeah, a good way to make a bad cartoon worse.. is add smash mouth to the sound track or a really bad cover song. Makes me shake with anger!

  • Keith Bryant

    I guess a little bit of Eisner rubbed off on him after all. How dissillusioning.

  • Jamie

    At an animation festival in the UK a few years back, an event was dedicated to Jeffrey introducing clips from his top ten favourite animated works of all time. The fact he chose the Coca Cola Polar Bear commercial as one of his picks really does speak volumes…

  • SamP

    “Do you know who I am?”
    Who cares you insecure pompous midget.

  • Robert Schaad

    Keith Bryant says, “I guess a little bit of Eisner rubbed off on him after all. How dissillusioning.”

    Just for clarification…Michael, not Will, eh?

  • Spock Foolish

    “I remember you…You’re Jeffrey Katzenberg! You used to be big! Metaphorically speaking, of course.”

  • Rat

    Bill Maher had an appropriate observation:

    If four star hotels aren’t good enough for rich people anymore, it’s time to bring back the guillotine.

  • precode

    “Yes, I know who you are, and you’re lucky I’m even serving you. And I want my ten bucks back for SHREK THE THIRD, ya no-talent son-of-a-bitch.”

  • That dont fly in NY, keep it in cali suckas!!!

  • the Invertabrat

    ya know I used to work at the hilton in anaheim and we had a star incident like that happen. the kid from thats so raven went crazy on me, (cause he didnt have the money to pay the room fee) and said to call my little brother or sister and tell them who was standing in front of me and he said “Dont U know who I am?” But I think this kid has done more for entertainment than Katzenberg has ever done. I love it when jerks get there’s.

  • Geez, we thought that “Don’t you know who I am” stuff died with Justine Bateman’s career.

  • Kevin Mummery

    Katzenberg’s the one on the left, isn’t he?

  • Richard

    Who’s Justine Bateman?

  • Richard

    I’ve got an idea – how about Dreamworks makes an animated film about Jeffrey Katzenberg’s recent film catastrophe’s? “B-Movie”!

  • Richard

    Just kidding, I did like “Bee Movie” – but some other Dreamworks aren’t all that grand. Such as “Shrek the Twenty-Seventh”.