History Creator / DreamworksAnimation

25th Sep '16 5:00:30 PM nombretomado
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25th Sep '16 4:59:15 PM nombretomado
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In August 2015, [=DreamWorks=] Animation did something nobody expected: they [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/asia/dreamworks-animation-launches-tv-channel-in-thailand-1201551924/ launched]] a WesternAnimation network in Asia - The [=DreamWorks=] Channel, in partnership with CTH Thailand and apparently, HBO. The channel broadcasts in HD and airs mostly content from their DreamWorks Classics library, along with several series that had not yet been licensed out to other networks in the region (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', which is a Creator/{{Netflix}}-original and [[NoExportForYou thus not available in the region outside of Japan]] [[SubvertedTrope otherwise]]), and they soon liberated the airing rights to ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' from the latter in the region so that they could have it on their own network, though they expressed no interest in liberating ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' from Nickelodeon[[note]]An understandable move. While Madagascar was a CashCowFranchise for the company, and the ''Penguins'' SpinOff initially was, the spinoff's movie ''tanked hard'', plus Nick also has a share in the creative rights of the Penguins TV show[[/note]]. Initially only available in Thailand, the channel was made available to and was quickly picked up by other Pay TV providers in South-East Asia in September 2015.

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In August 2015, [=DreamWorks=] Animation did something nobody expected: they [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/asia/dreamworks-animation-launches-tv-channel-in-thailand-1201551924/ launched]] a WesternAnimation network in Asia - The [=DreamWorks=] Channel, in partnership with CTH Thailand and apparently, HBO. The channel broadcasts in HD and airs mostly content from their DreamWorks [=DreamWorks=] Classics library, along with several series that had not yet been licensed out to other networks in the region (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', which is a Creator/{{Netflix}}-original and [[NoExportForYou thus not available in the region outside of Japan]] [[SubvertedTrope otherwise]]), and they soon liberated the airing rights to ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' from the latter in the region so that they could have it on their own network, though they expressed no interest in liberating ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' from Nickelodeon[[note]]An understandable move. While Madagascar was a CashCowFranchise for the company, and the ''Penguins'' SpinOff initially was, the spinoff's movie ''tanked hard'', plus Nick also has a share in the creative rights of the Penguins TV show[[/note]]. Initially only available in Thailand, the channel was made available to and was quickly picked up by other Pay TV providers in South-East Asia in September 2015.



See also Creator/DreamWorks, who despite the having the same name and being founded by the same group of people, has been a separate entity since 2004. With the buyout of the animation company, both sides of [=DreamWorks=] have once again been united under one roof, since the live-action [=DreamWorks=] is now part of the Amblin Partners group, which is in a deal with Comcast/Universal that started after the release of Disney/Amblin's ''Film/TheBFG''.

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See also Creator/DreamWorks, [=DreamWorks=], who despite the having the same name and being founded by the same group of people, has been a separate entity since 2004. With the buyout of the animation company, both sides of [=DreamWorks=] have once again been united under one roof, since the live-action [=DreamWorks=] is now part of the Amblin Partners group, which is in a deal with Comcast/Universal that started after the release of Disney/Amblin's ''Film/TheBFG''.
25th Sep '16 1:14:00 PM jameygamer
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In April 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching an acquisition deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]][[note]]In a case of HilariousInHindsight, NBC Universal was a candidate to acquire the live-action [=DreamWorks=] studio when it was put up for sale in 2005, but was outbid by Paramount/Viacom[[/note]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg retired as CEO of DWA and became chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who oversees the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. The deal was finalized a few months later on August 22nd, 2016 (which is ironically two days before the 22nd anniversary of Katzenberg's departure from his pre-DWA ventures at Disney). What this deal will mean for The [=DreamWorks=] Channel remains to be seen, but given [=NBCUniversal=]'s screwing of Hallmark Channel Asia and [=KidsCo=] prior, and their belief about the Asian market for western animation in general, it cannot be bright (unless they somehow had learned from the past and improved their behavior, which looks unlikely given how they're still refusing to spread their Sprout network out to Asia).

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In April 2016, [=DreamWorks=] Animation [[https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/dreamworks-animation-3-8-billion-nbcuniversal-comcast-1201762634/ finally succeeded]] in reaching an acquisition deal, this time with Comcast, the parent company of media conglomerate [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]][[note]]In a case of HilariousInHindsight, NBC Universal was a candidate to acquire the live-action [=DreamWorks=] studio when it was put up for sale in 2005, but was outbid by Paramount/Viacom[[/note]]. Under Comcast's acquisition plan that is worth '''$3.8 billion'''[[note]]A scale not seen in the mass media since Disney's purchase of Creator/MarvelComics and Lucasfilm, which were both bought for $4 billion[[/note]], Katzenberg retired as CEO of DWA and became chairman of the new DWA division [=DreamWorks=] New Media, who oversees the studio's controlling interests in [=AwesomenessTV=] and the NOVA joint venture. The deal was finalized a few months later on August 22nd, 2016 (which is ironically two days before the 22nd anniversary of Katzenberg's departure from his pre-DWA ventures at Disney).Disney, and a week or two before the 32nd anniversary of his first contact with Disney and the animation field). What this deal will mean for The [=DreamWorks=] Channel remains to be seen, but given [=NBCUniversal=]'s screwing of Hallmark Channel Asia and [=KidsCo=] prior, and their belief about the Asian market for western animation in general, it cannot be bright (unless they somehow had learned from the past and improved their behavior, which looks unlikely given how they're still refusing to spread their Sprout network out to Asia).
24th Sep '16 2:10:49 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''Flawed Dogs (adapted from [[Literature/FlawedDogs a novel]], TBA]])''
24th Sep '16 4:53:44 AM Phred
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The modern logo features the full moon waning into a crescent revealing the boy. In order to maintain the original "D" shape of the moon, this happens the opposite of how it would in real life; the moon always waxes and wanes from the right, not the left.
22nd Sep '16 8:55:03 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess'' (with Creator/{{Nelvana}})[[/index]]

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18th Sep '16 6:56:39 PM jameygamer
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The acquisition also meant that Universal would have two animation studios under their belt, already owning Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, the feature animation wing of Universal headed by Chris Meledandri, who also happens to be a Disney veteran from the early 90's. This puts Universal in a structure similar to Disney, who owns both their own animation studio and Pixar. Both Illumination and DWA are also technically sisters with Focus Features's arthouse stop-motion animation firm, UsefulNotes/{{Laika}}; however, the latter is wholly owned and operated by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and son Travis (Knight's partner, Mark Parker, is currently a Disney board member), and neither Katzenberg nor Meledandri have ever had any involvement with them.

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The acquisition also meant that Universal would have two animation studios under their belt, already owning Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, the feature animation wing of Universal headed by Chris Meledandri, who also happens to be a Disney veteran from the early 90's. This puts Universal in a structure similar to Disney, who owns both their own animation studio and Pixar. Both Illumination and DWA are also technically sisters with Focus Features's arthouse stop-motion animation firm, UsefulNotes/{{Laika}}; Creator/{{Laika}}; however, the latter is wholly owned and operated by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and son Travis (Knight's partner, Mark Parker, is currently a Disney board member), and neither Katzenberg nor Meledandri have ever had any involvement with them.
18th Sep '16 6:55:39 PM jameygamer
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The acquisition also meant that Universal would have two animation studios under their belt, already owning Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, the feature animation wing of Universal headed by Chris Meledandri. This puts Universal in a structure similar to Disney, who owns both their own animation studio and Pixar. Both Illumination and DWA are also technically sisters with Focus Features's arthouse stop-motion animation firm, UsefulNotes/{{Laika}}; however, the latter is wholly owned and operated by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and son Travis (Knight's partner, Mark Parker, is currently a Disney board member), and neither Katzenberg nor Meledandri have ever had any involvement with them.

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The acquisition also meant that Universal would have two animation studios under their belt, already owning Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, the feature animation wing of Universal headed by Chris Meledandri.Meledandri, who also happens to be a Disney veteran from the early 90's. This puts Universal in a structure similar to Disney, who owns both their own animation studio and Pixar. Both Illumination and DWA are also technically sisters with Focus Features's arthouse stop-motion animation firm, UsefulNotes/{{Laika}}; however, the latter is wholly owned and operated by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and son Travis (Knight's partner, Mark Parker, is currently a Disney board member), and neither Katzenberg nor Meledandri have ever had any involvement with them.
18th Sep '16 6:54:44 PM jameygamer
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The acquisition also meant that Universal would have two animation studios under their belt, already owning Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, the feature animation wing of Universal headed by Chris Meledandri. This puts Universal in a structure similar to Disney, who owns both their own animation studio and Pixar. Both Illumination and DWA are also technically sisters with Focus Features's arthouse stop-motion animation firm, UsefulNotes/{{Laika}}; however, the latter is wholly owned and operated by Nike co-founder Travis Knight, and neither Katzenberg nor Meledandri have ever had any involvement with them.

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The acquisition also meant that Universal would have two animation studios under their belt, already owning Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, the feature animation wing of Universal headed by Chris Meledandri. This puts Universal in a structure similar to Disney, who owns both their own animation studio and Pixar. Both Illumination and DWA are also technically sisters with Focus Features's arthouse stop-motion animation firm, UsefulNotes/{{Laika}}; however, the latter is wholly owned and operated by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and son Travis Knight, (Knight's partner, Mark Parker, is currently a Disney board member), and neither Katzenberg nor Meledandri have ever had any involvement with them.
17th Sep '16 8:19:39 AM notShemp
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: Their movies are often advertised this way, referencing previous Dreamworks {{All CGI Cartoon}}s, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' being usually one of them.
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