The general public gets a lot of flak from the animation community for not being able to tell the difference between the studios that make mainstream CGI features.
Here’s a 4-minute piece from the upcoming “Penguins of Madagascar” that DreamWorks Animation teased last weekend at New York Comic Con.
A two-minute clip from “Another Fine Moose You’ve Gotten Me Into, or The Man In The Iron Moose!” directed by Gary Trousdale at DreamWorks Animation.
Everything you need to know about the possible sale of DreamWorks to Japanese company SoftBank.
Today we look at the work of Robin Joseph, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day!
DreamWorks Animation continues to expand its footprint in the world of fashion through strategic partnerships with trendy fashion labels, like its new Jeremy Scott x Shrek line.
This fall DreamWorks is collaborating with the trendy LA fashion label Joyrich on a Richie Rich collection.
DreamWorks announced yesterday that they will push back the release date of “How to Train Your Dragon 3” to June 9, 2017. No reason was given for the delay.
South Korea’s Studio MIR, responsible for the animation in “The Legend of Korra” and the fourth season of “The Boondocks,” has signed a major deal with DreamWorks Animation to produce four animated series over four years.
“How to Train Your Dragon” has surpassed “Rio 2” as the top-grossing animated feature of 2014 to date.
On Monday, Jeffrey Katzenberg became just the second animation figure to receive the National Medal of Arts.
Netflix’s slate of original animated programming continues to grow with the recent announcements of three new series: “The Knights of Sidonia,” “Ever After High” and “Dinotrux.”
President Obama will honor DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg with the 2013 National Medal of Arts.
Pixar and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull has always had a reputation as a decent person, but newly revealed court documents show that he’s been working against the interests of Pixar’s employees for years, as well as trying to hurt other studios who didn’t play by his rules.
Tech site Pando Daily has been providing amazing coverage of the Department of Justice antitrust invesigation and subsequent class action lawsuits over wage-fixing amongst Silicon Valley tech companies and animation studios.
We heard rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks last week, but they weren’t confirmed by a reputable source until yesterday evening when the animator’s union, The Animation Guild, posted an item about it on their blog.
To toast the release of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at a private studio party, DreamWorks commissioned boutique cake maker Fernanda Abarca, who is also an artist at the company, to create this four-foot tall, seventy-pound statute of Toothless the Dragon.
DreamWorks Animation has bought the rights to the 95-year-old feline cartoon icon Felix the Cat. The studio acquired the character by paying an undisclosed sum to Don Oriolo, whose father Joe helped revive Felix in the 1950s and later assumed ownership of the character.
DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” opened in second place this weekend with an estimated $50 million. The film trailed the $60 million debut of another sequel, the R-rated “22 Jump Street,” directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who also directed “The LEGO Movie,” which opened to $69 million earlier this year.
DreamWorks Animation released a trailer today for “Home.” The Tim Johnson-directed film will be released on March 27, 2015.
At least one DreamWorks animated film has lost money for the past three years in a row: “Rise of the Guardians” in 2012 had an $87 million writedown; “Turbo” in 2013 resulted in a $13.5 million writedown; and this year’s “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” caused a $57 million writedown. This is rather obviously not a sustainable trend from a business standpoint, and investors are beginning to worry about the studio’s long-term prospects.
A look at animation history via Cartoon Brew’s archives.
“DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition” opened last month at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Clearly inspired by “Pixar: 20 Years of Animation,” which was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York back in 2005, the DreamWorks show includes over 400 items, and covers the studio’s twenty-year history right up to the present—there are displays about “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which will be released next month. It is the largest exhibition in the twelve-year history of the ACMI.
DreamWorks is developing “Hot Stuff,” a feature film starring the diaper-wearing demon-baby Hot Stuff the Little Devil, who originally appeared in Harvey Comics.
DreamWorks has released a stockpile of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” film stills and publicity shots on the film’s official website. There’s new renders of Hiccup, Astrid, and Stoick, along with the dragons, including a new one, Cloudjumper. The quality of lighting and atmosphere has progressed notably since the first film in 2010. The Dean DeBlois-directed sequel will arrive into U.S. theaters on June 13.
DreamWorks has announced three new series as part of its mega-content deal with Netflix.