History Creator / DreamworksAnimation

24th Jul '16 8:41:46 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Untitled ''Shrek'' film (TBA)

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* Untitled ''Shrek'' film (TBA)(2019)
22nd Jul '16 5:50:02 PM worcester
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Although ''Prince of Egypt'' had been a success, DWA's follow-up traditionally-animated films met with diminishing returns. ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' failed to recoup its budget (to date the ''only'' DWA film not to do so), and although ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' & ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' both turned profits, they suffered from poor critical reviews in part because of typical North American AllAnimationIsDisney prejudice -- as well as their returns looking absolutely pathetic on the heels of ''Shrek''. 2003's ''Sinbad'' in particular only made back its budget upon international release and performed poorly enough with critics to cause DWA to stop traditional animation completely.[[note]] Incidentally, ''Sinbad'' isn't completely to blame here. 2D animation in general was going the way of the dodo at this point. Disney themselves had had a string of mediocre to bad 2D films and -- combined with America's increasing acceptance of and preference for CGI due to Pixar's efforts -- shuttered their 2D feature animation operations less than a year after DWA did (Disney would restart traditional animation in 2009). [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]] -- which also tried to compete with Disney in the 90's, took a financial bath with Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' in 2000 and shut down their animation studio as a result. Creator/WarnerBros, meanwhile, faced TroubledProduction after TroubledProduction and flop after flop; they stopped their forays into feature animation at the same time DWA and Disney went all-CGI and now only produce work for television (of their films, only ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' was VindicatedByCable).[[/note]]

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Although ''Prince of Egypt'' had been a success, DWA's follow-up traditionally-animated films met with diminishing returns. ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' failed to recoup its budget (to date the ''only'' DWA film not to do so), and although ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' & ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' both turned profits, they suffered from poor critical reviews in part because of typical North American AllAnimationIsDisney prejudice -- as well as their returns looking absolutely pathetic on the heels of ''Shrek''.''{{Shrek}}''. 2003's ''Sinbad'' in particular only made back its budget upon international release and performed poorly enough with critics to cause DWA to stop traditional animation completely.[[note]] Incidentally, ''Sinbad'' isn't completely to blame here. 2D animation in general was going the way of the dodo at this point. Disney themselves had had a string of mediocre to bad 2D films and -- combined with America's increasing acceptance of and preference for CGI due to Pixar's efforts -- shuttered their 2D feature animation operations less than a year after DWA did (Disney would restart traditional animation in 2009). [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]] -- which also tried to compete with Disney in the 90's, took a financial bath with Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' in 2000 and shut down their animation studio as a result. Creator/WarnerBros, meanwhile, faced TroubledProduction after TroubledProduction and flop after flop; they stopped their forays into feature animation at the same time DWA and Disney went all-CGI and now only produce work for television (of their films, only ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' was VindicatedByCable).[[/note]]
18th Jul '16 5:51:55 PM Mario1995
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* Chapman Entertainment properties (excluding ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'', owned by Creator/HITEntertainment though Chapman/DWC retains partial copyrights):

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* Chapman Entertainment properties (excluding ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'', owned by Creator/HITEntertainment though Chapman/DWC retains partial copyrights):Creator/HITEntertainment):
18th Jul '16 5:50:48 PM Mario1995
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** ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheWizardOfOz''

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** ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheWizardOfOz''''WesternAnimation/TalesOfTheWizardOfOz''
18th Jul '16 5:49:59 PM Mario1995
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* Creator/GoldKeyComics[=/=]Creator/DellComics properties:

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* Creator/GoldKeyComics[=/=]Creator/DellComics properties:properties (merchandising and media assets only; publishing assets owned by Random House):



** ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu''

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** ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu''''ComicStrip/LittleLulu'' (only Gold Key property owned by DWC outright)



* Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} animated specials before 1974 (program rights only):
** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''

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* Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} animated specials before 1974 Pre-1974 Creator/RankinBassProductions properties:
** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''
(program rights only):
** ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''
only)



** ''WesternAnimation/TheJackson5ive'' (with Creator/{{Motown}})



** ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''

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** ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' (program rights only)


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** ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheWizardOfOz''
17th Jul '16 4:00:15 AM Daikun
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* DuelingMovies: A lot of their movies during the 2000s shared superficial similarities with [=Disney/Pixar=] movies that happened to be released roughly within a year of each other. (''Antz'' to ''A Bug's Life,'' ''Finding Nemo'' to ''Shark Tale,'' etc.)
8th Jul '16 5:23:56 PM Morieris
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants'' (with Mikros Image Canada; TBA)

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants'' (with Mikros Image Canada; TBA)2017)
5th Jul '16 12:21:44 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* CashCowFranchise: [=DreamWorks=] Animation was unique among animation studios at the time of its creation for being a studio dedicated entirely to turning every single one of their successful films into franchises, rather than (like Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/{{Pixar}}) creating a series of one-off films. [[FollowTheLeader Every American animation studio]] created since [=DreamWorks=] - Creator/BlueSkyStudios, Sony Pictures Animation, Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, etc. - have picked up this approach, and even Disney and Pixar have loosened their "no theatrical sequels, ever" policy because of it (the success of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' also contributed to this mentality for Disney/Pixar).
** StillbornFranchise: The unfortunate flip side of this approach of course means that every original [=DreamWorks=] film that bombs or disappoints at the box office will automatically become this.



* FollowTheLeader: Earlier on in their history, before they decided to go in a "light fantasy" direction to counter Pixar's more "epic" films, they were notorious for copying the template of whatever Pixar film was being developed at the same time.
** While [=DreamWorks=] were copying Pixar, everyone else was copying [=DreamWorks=] (Disney even joined the fray for a few movies). ''Shrek'' in 2001 was followed by numerous imitators, and its template pretty much defined what "animated fairy tale" meant for the rest of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the decade]]. And that's not to mention the number of copycat studios that were created after [=DreamWorks=] proved that non-Disney feature animation could be profitable, a few of which are still around today.



* ThrowItIn: A few of the background jokes (like the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_teapot Utah Teapot]]") in "Homer[--[[superscript:3]]--]" were added in by the company[[note]]the left-handed "X, Y, Z" signpost actually corresponded with PDI's software at the time[[/note]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: PDI (pre-Dreamworks) had plans for a feature-length CGI movie as early as ''1985''. It never happened due to money issues.
3rd Jul '16 7:15:36 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ''Trolls'' (2016)

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* ''Trolls'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' (2016)
30th Jun '16 7:46:29 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (TV distribution)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (TV distribution)distribution, under license from Creator/{{Hasbro}})
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