The brainchild of media moguls Creator/StevenSpielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen (hence the SKG at the end of the studio's name), founded in 1994.

[=DreamWorks=] has produced or distributed more than ten films with box-office grosses totalling more than $100 million each. In 2005, the founders agreed to sell the studio to Viacom. At its peak in the early 2000s, it arguably qualified as a seventh major film studio (having outgrossed Creator/{{Paramount}}). The sale was completed in February 2006. In 2008, Dreamworks announced its intention to end its partnership with Creator/{{Paramount}} and signed a US$1.5 billion deal to produce films with India's Reliance ADA Group, with Creator/{{Disney}} (Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle distribution -- a bitter pill for Katzenberg, who had left Disney on bad terms over a decade before. The most successful section of the enterprise, its animation department, was spun-off in 2004 into Creator/DreamworksAnimation.

Between 1996 and 2005, [=DreamWorks=] also owned a record label called, naturally, [=DreamWorks=] Records. The roster included Music/GeorgeMichael, Papa Roach, Jimmy Eat World, Music/{{Eels}}, Music/HenryRollins, Music/ElliottSmith, Music/{{Powerman 5000}}, Music/RufusWainwright, Music/RandyNewman, and Creator/JimmyFallon, plus a CountryMusic arm whose main hitmakers were Music/TobyKeith, Music/RandyTravis, and Darryl Worley. Except for their country artists, they were all later acquired by [[Creator/GeffenRecords Geffen's old label]] [[{{Irony}} that he stepped down from]]. The label's logo was designed by Creator/RoyLichtenstein (it was his last commission).

The company also had a video game division in its early years, [=DreamWorks Interactive=], which was sold to ElectronicArts in 1999 not long before the release of its most successful game, ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', where it is currently named DICE Los Angeles.

In 1999, 2000 and 2001, [=DreamWorks=] won three consecutive Academy Awards for Best Picture for ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' and ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (the latter two with Creator/{{Universal}}).

[=DreamWorks=]' television division was responsible for ''Series/SpinCity'', as well as both of Creator/JuddApatow's sitcoms, ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''.

Its VanityPlate (with accompanying music by Music/JohnWilliams) features a young boy sitting on a crescent moon while fishing. WordOfGod states it was made by some employees of IndustrialLightAndMagic. Also popularized the marketing term known as "DreamworksFace".

!!Index of [=DreamWorks=] films with Wiki/TVTropes pages:

* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' (with Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty''
* ''Film/{{Amistad}}'' (with {{HBO}} Films)
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''
* ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' (with {{MTV}} Films)
* ''Film/CastAway'' (with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' (with Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (with Creator/{{Universal}}, Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/RelativityMedia)
* ''Film/CurseOfTheJadeScorpion''
* ''Film/DeepImpact'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/DinnerForSchmucks'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/{{Disturbia}}''
* ''Film/{{Dreamgirls}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/EagleEye''
* ''Film/{{Envy}}'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/EuroTrip''
* ''Film/{{Evolution}}'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'' (with Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
** ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'' (with Creator/WarnerBros, Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/FrightNight2011'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures)
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest''
* ''Film/GhostTown''
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/TheHaunting1999''
* ''Film/HeadOfState''
* ''Film/TheHeartbreakKid''
* ''Film/TheHelp'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures)
* ''Film/HotelForDogs'' (with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}})
* ''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog''
* ''Film/IAmNumberFour'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures)
* ''Film/ILoveYouMan''
* ''Film/TheIsland'' (with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/JustLikeHeaven''
* ''Film/TheKiteRunner'' (distributed by Creator/{{Paramount}} Classics)
* ''Film/TheLastCastle''
* ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance''
* ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones''
* ''Film/MatchPoint'' (with [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Films]])
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
** ''Film/MeetTheFockers'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
** ''Film/LittleFockers'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/TheMexican''
* ''Film/MinorityReport'' (with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/MouseHunt''
* ''Film/{{Munich}}'' (with Creator/{{Universal}} and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/{{Norbit}}''
* ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/{{Paulie}}''
* ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/ThePeacemaker''
* ''Film/RealSteel'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures)
* ''Film/RedEye''
* ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'' (with [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Films]] and Creator/{{Paramount}} Vantage)
* ''Film/TheRing''
* ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' (with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
* ''Film/RoadTrip''
* ''Film/TheRuins''
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}})
* ''Film/ShesOutOfMyLeague'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/ShesTheMan''
* ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' (with Creator/{{Universal}} and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/SmallTimeCrooks''
* ''Film/TheSoloist'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' (2004) (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' (with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/TheTerminal'' (with Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002''
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Hasbro}})
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Hasbro}})
* ''Film/TropicThunder''
* ''Film/TheTuxedo''
* ''Film/TheUninvited2009''
* ''Literature/WarHorse'' (with Creator/TouchstonePictures and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'' (2005) (with Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/AmblinEntertainment)
* ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' (with Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)

!!Index of [=DreamWorks=] TV series with Wiki/TVTropes pages:

* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' (with {{HBO}})
* ''Series/{{Boomtown}}'' (with [[{{NBC}} NBC Studios]])
* ''Series/FallingSkies'' (with Creator/{{TNT}})
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''
* ''IntoTheWest''
* ''TheJob'' (with [[Creator/TouchstonePictures Touchstone Television]])
* ''Series/LasVegas'' (with [[{{NBC}} NBC Studios]]/[[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Television]])
* ''Series/OffCentre'' (with [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. Television]])
* ''OliverBeene'' (with [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Twentieth Century Fox Television]])
* ''Series/TheOthers'' (with [[{{NBC}} NBC Studios]])
* ''ThePacific''
* ''Series/RescueMe'' (with [[Creator/{{Sony}} Sony Pictures Television]])
* ''Series/{{Smash}}'' (with [[{{NBC}} NBC Studios]]/[[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Television]])
* ''Series/SpinCity''
* ''Series/{{Taken}}''
* ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''
* ''UnitedStatesOfTara''

!!Index of [=DreamWorks=] Records artists with Wiki/TVTropes pages:

* Music/{{Eels}}
* Creator/JimmyFallon
* Music/TheIsleyBrothers
* Music/JimmyEatWorld
* Music/TobyKeith
* Music/GeorgeMichael
* Music/RandyNewman
* Music/PapaRoach
* Music/{{Powerman 5000}}
* Music/RiseAgainst
* Creator/ChrisRock
* Music/HenryRollins
* Music/ElliottSmith
* Music/RandyTravis
* Music/RufusWainwright

!!Index of [=DreamWorks=] Interactive video games with Wiki/TVTropes pages:
* ''VideoGame/AttackOfTheMutant''
* ''EscapeFromHorrorland''
* ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTrespasser''
* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor''
* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood''
* ''VideoGame/SkullMonkeys''