History Creator / DreamworksAnimation

22nd Mar '17 8:26:49 PM jormis29
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Originally arch-rivals with [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] in [[TheNineties the 1990s]], they became arch-rivals with Creator/{{Pixar}} in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]], and now they're kind-of sort-of arch-rivals with both studios in [[TheNewTens the 2010s]]. Disney alum Jeffrey Katzenberg produced more animated films through his studio alone than Creator/WaltDisney did when he was alive! While the quality of the films had been more inconsistent than Disney, the best of the bunch managed to reach for Disney and Pixar quality (with ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' sharing a director team with ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''). In fact, in 2011, DWA ''exceeded'' them in critical reception with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' ([[RottenTomatoes RT]] 81%) and ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' (RT 84%) considered far and away superior films to Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' (RT 39%) and both were nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar while the Pixar film was shut out. Furthermore, ''KFP 2'' out-grossed ''Cars 2'' in the box office worldwide. In short, Katzenberg's dream had come true.

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Originally arch-rivals with [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] in [[TheNineties the 1990s]], they became arch-rivals with Creator/{{Pixar}} in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]], and now they're kind-of sort-of arch-rivals with both studios in [[TheNewTens the 2010s]]. Disney alum Jeffrey Katzenberg produced more animated films through his studio alone than Creator/WaltDisney did when he was alive! While the quality of the films had been more inconsistent than Disney, the best of the bunch managed to reach for Disney and Pixar quality (with ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' sharing a director team with ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''). In fact, in 2011, DWA ''exceeded'' them in critical reception with ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' ([[RottenTomatoes RT]] 81%) and ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' (RT 84%) considered far and away superior films to Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' ''WesternAnimation/Cars2'' (RT 39%) and both were nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar while the Pixar film was shut out. Furthermore, ''KFP 2'' out-grossed ''Cars 2'' in the box office worldwide. In short, Katzenberg's dream had come true.
22nd Mar '17 7:08:21 PM jormis29
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie]]'' (with Mikros Image Canada; 2017)

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie]]'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' (with Mikros Image Canada; 2017)
20th Mar '17 3:10:31 PM UnwieldyPup
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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, [=NBCUniversal=] 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 22, 2016 (which is ironically two days before the 22nd anniversary of Katzenberg's departure from his pre-DWA ventures at 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 attitude towards the Asian market for WesternAnimation in general, fingers will be crossed and fans will be watching closely on how this situation plays out.

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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, [=NBCUniversal=] 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 22, 2016 (which is ironically two days before the 22nd anniversary of Katzenberg's departure from his pre-DWA ventures at Disney, and a week month 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 attitude towards the Asian market for WesternAnimation in general, fingers will be crossed and fans will be watching closely on how this situation plays out.
6th Mar '17 7:17:53 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Various commercials for companies like Budwiser, Coca Cola and Exxon.

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* Various commercials for companies like Budwiser, Budweiser, Coca Cola and Exxon.
5th Mar '17 5:29:12 PM akaun6899
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* ''Larrikins'' (2018)
4th Mar '17 8:08:22 AM NightShade96
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* ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'' (with Pacific Data Images; 2008)

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* ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'' ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'' (with Pacific Data Images; 2008)



* ''Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'' (with Pacific Data Images; 2012)

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* ''Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'' ''WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted'' (with Pacific Data Images; 2012)
2nd Mar '17 3:50:23 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''Trolls 2'' (2020)



* ''Trolls 2'' (TBA)
28th Feb '17 3:35:17 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''Flawed Dogs (adapted from [[Literature/FlawedDogs a novel]], TBA)''

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* ''Flawed Dogs Dogs'' (adapted from [[Literature/FlawedDogs a novel]], TBA)''TBA)
* ''Trolls 2'' (TBA)
26th Feb '17 9:06:13 AM akaun6899
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' (with Mikros Image Canada; 2017)

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie]]'' (with Mikros Image Canada; 2017)
16th Feb '17 10:03:34 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Unwilling to give up on his studio, Katzenberg appointed Bonnie Arnold, the producer of the ''How to Train Your Dragon'' series, and Mireille Soria, producer of the ''Madagascar'' series, as co-presidents of the studio's feature animation division. Hoping to get the studio out of its ongoing slump, the studio green-lit ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', which was released in January 2016 and was the first film produced by their Chinese studio, Oriental [=DreamWorks=]. Despite being well-received and being a box office success, its financial impact was soon overshadowed by Disney's ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' two months later; it would prove to be the last effort by Katzenberg to keep the studio independent (he considered the possibility of returning to Paramount at an investor conference shortly afterward).

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Unwilling to give up on his studio, Katzenberg appointed Bonnie Arnold, the producer of the ''How to Train Your Dragon'' series, and Mireille Soria, producer of the ''Madagascar'' series, as co-presidents of the studio's feature animation division. Hoping to get the studio out of its ongoing slump, the studio green-lit ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', which was released in January 2016 and was the first film produced by their Chinese studio, Oriental [=DreamWorks=]. Despite being well-received and being a box office success, its financial impact was soon overshadowed by Disney's ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' two months later; it would prove to be the last effort by Katzenberg to keep the studio independent (he considered the possibility of returning to Paramount at an investor conference shortly afterward).
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