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* GrowingTheBeard: The general opinion of [=DreamWorks=] has gone from "Wannabe Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{Pixar}}" to "A really good studio" after they stopped rehashing the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' formula and made better films such as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The studio has been largely shifting to less pop culture reference humor to more story centered work in their best films. That reputation grew still more in 2011 after Pixar eventually trip-up with ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''; at least everyone knows that DA as an independent studio needs to develop every CashCowFranchise it can to survive. To do that and still create great films while they are at it is a mark of its unpretentious artistic ambitions. However, with ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' each receiving mediocre critical reception, they may be shaving the beard, although ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' were mostly well-received.

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* GrowingTheBeard: The general opinion of [=DreamWorks=] has gone from "Wannabe Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{Pixar}}" to "A really good studio" after they stopped rehashing the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' formula and made better films such as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The studio has been largely shifting to less pop culture reference humor to more story centered work in their best films. That reputation grew still more in 2011 after Pixar eventually trip-up with ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''; at least everyone knows that DA as an independent studio needs to develop every CashCowFranchise it can to survive. To do that and still create great films while they are at it is a mark of its unpretentious artistic ambitions. However, with ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' each receiving mediocre lukewarm critical reception, they may be shaving the beard, although ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' were mostly well-received.


* TheScrappy: ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' is notoriously hated for it’s ugly designs on the characters, IdiotPlot writing, attempting to copy the success of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', and more notably, trying to be "hip and relevant" with today’s youth by using tons of pop culture references, a soundtrack full of then-famous pop stars and an insane amount celebrity voices.

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** Also applies to their television productions in the latter half of TheNewTens and [[TheNewTwenties '20s]]. Their original or licensed productions, such as ''Franchise/TalesOfArcadia'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower She-Ra]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/KipoAndTheAgeOfWonderbeasts'', have largely been acclaimed and relatively popular, while their RecycledTheSeries productions (often outsourced to other studios) are typically ignored or dismissed as toddler fodder.


* FriendlyFandoms: Some of TheNewTens' DWA films such as ''How to Train Your Dragon'' have seen their fanbases on good terms with a few Disney fandoms (it helps that the [[Creator/ChrisSanders writer-]][[Creator/DeanDeBlois directors of ''Dragon'' also did ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch''.)

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* FriendlyFandoms: Some of TheNewTens' DWA films such as ''How to Train Your Dragon'' have seen their fanbases on good terms with a few Disney fandoms (it helps that the [[Creator/ChrisSanders writer-]][[Creator/DeanDeBlois directors directors]] of ''Dragon'' also did ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch''.)


* AnimationAgeGhetto: The studio's relationship to this trope is... complicated, to say the least. Their sense of snarky and often times sexual humor and broad appeal have brought in legions of adult fans, but their films are almost always conceived and marketed for younger audiences. Even the relatively more "mature" films like ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', and the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' series are clearly meant to be family-friendly, when not flat-out sanitized (like with the various reductions or flat-out ommissions of LGBT characters in adapted works). This reputation (as well as [[WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride their failed attempt at prime time television]]) has labeled CGI as mostly kiddie fare and arguably has played a key-part in their decline as other studios either made their kid-friendly stances clear or have dared to become bolder.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: The studio's relationship to this trope is... complicated, to say the least. Their sense of snarky and often times sexual humor and broad appeal have brought in legions of adult fans, but their films are almost always conceived and marketed for younger audiences. Even the relatively more "mature" films like ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', and the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' series are clearly meant to be family-friendly, when not flat-out sanitized (like with the various reductions or flat-out ommissions omissions of LGBT characters in adapted works). This reputation (as well as [[WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride their failed attempt at prime time television]]) has labeled CGI as mostly kiddie fare and arguably has played a key-part in their decline as other studios either made their kid-friendly stances clear or have dared to become bolder.



* FriendlyFandoms: Some of The New Ten's DWA films such as ''How To Train Your Dragon'' have seen their fanbases on good terms with a few Disney fandoms (it helps that the directors of ''Dragon'' also did ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.)
* GrowingTheBeard: The general opinion of Dreamworks has gone from "Wannabe Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{Pixar}}" to "A really good studio" after they stopped rehashing the Franchise/{{Shrek}} formula and made better films such as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The studio has been largely shifting to less pop culture reference humor to more story centered work in their best films. That reputation grew still more in 2011 after Pixar eventually trip-up with ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''; at least everyone knows that DA as an independent studio needs to develop every CashCowFranchise it can to survive. To do that and still create great films while they are at it is a mark of its unpretentious artistic ambitions. However, with ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' each receiving mediocre critical reception, they may be shaving the beard, although ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' were mostly well-received.
** It sometimes seems as though they grow their beard out when they feel like it. They ''started'' with one with the very mature religious epic ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', then shaved it off when they started making forgettable ''Shrek'' clones, and eventually re-grew it in TheNewTens with more mature films like ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda.'' However, due to their bloated production schedule of both types of films, ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' being released in-between the former's sequels see them regularly jump back and fourth between respectable and schlock.

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* FriendlyFandoms: Some of The New Ten's TheNewTens' DWA films such as ''How To to Train Your Dragon'' have seen their fanbases on good terms with a few Disney fandoms (it helps that the [[Creator/ChrisSanders writer-]][[Creator/DeanDeBlois directors of ''Dragon'' also did ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch''.)
* GrowingTheBeard: The general opinion of Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] has gone from "Wannabe Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{Pixar}}" to "A really good studio" after they stopped rehashing the Franchise/{{Shrek}} ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' formula and made better films such as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The studio has been largely shifting to less pop culture reference humor to more story centered work in their best films. That reputation grew still more in 2011 after Pixar eventually trip-up with ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''; at least everyone knows that DA as an independent studio needs to develop every CashCowFranchise it can to survive. To do that and still create great films while they are at it is a mark of its unpretentious artistic ambitions. However, with ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' each receiving mediocre critical reception, they may be shaving the beard, although ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' were mostly well-received.
** It sometimes seems as though they grow their beard out when they feel like it. They ''started'' with one with the very mature religious epic ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', then shaved it off when they started making forgettable ''Shrek'' clones, and eventually re-grew it in TheNewTens with more mature films like ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda.'' ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. However, due to their bloated production schedule of both types of films, ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' being released in-between the former's sequels see them regularly jump back and fourth between respectable and schlock.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When [=DreamWorks=] first went into producing their own animated films, they did so under the belief of being an alternative to Disney. Movies like ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' dealt with more "adult" topics that were then uncommon for Disney to cover. The unexpected success of Shrek, which was praised for its witty humor, good use of {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s, and ability to appeal to multiple age groups, as well as the decline of traditional animation led [=DreamWorks=] to try and duplicate its success with their future films. Unfortunately, this led to every other animation studio not named Pixar [[FollowTheLeader copying their schtick,]] including Disney with ''Disney/ChickenLittle''. Suddenly, [=DreamWorks=] went from being the innovator of WesternAnimation films to being the representation of everything ''wrong'' with it. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/10/02/15-years-of-dreamworks-animation-and-its-complicated-legacy/ This Forbes Article]] actually goes quite in depth with it.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When [=DreamWorks=] first went into producing their own animated films, they did so under the belief of being an alternative to Disney. Movies like ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' dealt with more "adult" topics that were then uncommon for Disney to cover. The unexpected success of Shrek, which was praised for its witty humor, good use of {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s, and ability to appeal to multiple age groups, as well as the decline of traditional animation led [=DreamWorks=] to try and duplicate its success with their future films. Unfortunately, this led to every other animation studio not named Pixar [[FollowTheLeader copying their schtick,]] including Disney with ''Disney/ChickenLittle''.''WesternAnimation/ChickenLittle''. Suddenly, [=DreamWorks=] went from being the innovator of WesternAnimation films to being the representation of everything ''wrong'' with it. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/10/02/15-years-of-dreamworks-animation-and-its-complicated-legacy/ This Forbes Article]] actually goes quite in depth with it.



* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Pixar fans (as well as a few non-Pixar fans and critics) have noticed in the beginning of Dreamworks Animation that they were [[FollowTheLeader copying Pixar]]. Some people [[AllAnimationIsDisney have confused Dreamworks' cartoons with Pixar]], but the studio has found its own voice in recent years. It's also telling when Disney [[Disney/ChickenLittle played this card on THEM for their style]], and got bit for it.

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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Pixar fans (as well as a few non-Pixar fans and critics) have noticed in the beginning of Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] Animation that they were [[FollowTheLeader copying Pixar]]. Some people [[AllAnimationIsDisney have confused Dreamworks' DreamWorks' cartoons with Pixar]], but the studio has found its own voice in recent years. It's also telling when Disney [[Disney/ChickenLittle [[WesternAnimation/ChickenLittle played this card on THEM for their style]], and got bit for it.



* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: If not in story quality, Dreamworks definitely matches up to, if not outright surpasses at times, Pixar in this department.
* WinBackTheCrowd: The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' sequence of Master Oogway's death up till Po's despairing confession to Master Shifu about his deep self-loathing that the old Red Panda feels helpless to counter. In that sequence, [=DreamWorks=] Animation showed that it had recovered from its post-''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' creative nadir that drove away its partner, Creator/AardmanAnimations, and learned how to make stories with profound emotional depth with a skill rivaling Creator/{{Pixar}}. That in turn made the blistering {{wuxia}} action to follow all the more powerful when you have grown to care about these characters.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: If not in story quality, Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] definitely matches up to, if not outright surpasses at times, Pixar in this department.
* WinBackTheCrowd: WinBackTheCrowd:
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The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' sequence of Master Oogway's death up till Po's despairing confession to Master Shifu about his deep self-loathing that the old Red Panda feels helpless to counter. In that sequence, [=DreamWorks=] Animation showed that it had recovered from its post-''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' creative nadir that drove away its partner, Creator/AardmanAnimations, and learned how to make stories with profound emotional depth with a skill rivaling Creator/{{Pixar}}. That in turn made the blistering {{wuxia}} action to follow all the more powerful when you have grown to care about these characters.


* AnimationAgeGhetto: The studio's relationship to this trope is... complicated, to say the least. Their sense of snarky humor and broad appeal have brought in legions of adult fans, but their films are almost always conceived and marketed for younger audiences. Even the relatively more "mature" films like ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', and the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' series are clearly meant to be family-friendly. This reputation (as well as [[WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride their failed attempt at prime time television]]) has labeled CGI as mostly kiddie fare.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: The studio's relationship to this trope is... complicated, to say the least. Their sense of snarky and often times sexual humor and broad appeal have brought in legions of adult fans, but their films are almost always conceived and marketed for younger audiences. Even the relatively more "mature" films like ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', and the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' series are clearly meant to be family-friendly. family-friendly, when not flat-out sanitized (like with the various reductions or flat-out ommissions of LGBT characters in adapted works). This reputation (as well as [[WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride their failed attempt at prime time television]]) has labeled CGI as mostly kiddie fare.fare and arguably has played a key-part in their decline as other studios either made their kid-friendly stances clear or have dared to become bolder.


* CompleteMonster: [[YMMV/{{Antz}} General Mandible]] and [[YMMV/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Drago Bludvist]]. Go see their respective pages.

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* CompleteMonster: [[YMMV/{{Antz}} General Mandible]] Mandible]], [[YMMV/TheRoadToElDorado Tzekel-Kan]] and [[YMMV/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Drago Bludvist]]. Go see their respective pages.


** Puss in Boots was an extremely popular character with audiences in the Shrek series, so he got [[WesternAnimation/PussInBoots his own movie.]] And a TV series[[note]]It's a Netflix exclusive in the US, but DWA is airing it on it's newly launched channel in Asia (where Netflix doesn't exist in most countries), so it counts[[/note]]. In a similar vein, the penguins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' got [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar their own TV series]] and got their own movie too.

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** Puss in Boots was an extremely popular character with audiences in the Shrek series, so he got [[WesternAnimation/PussInBoots his own movie.]] And a TV series[[note]]It's a Netflix exclusive in the US, but DWA is airing it on it's newly launched channel in Asia (where Netflix doesn't exist in most countries), so it counts[[/note]]. In a similar vein, the penguins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' got [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar their own TV series]] and got their own movie too. Same goes for King Julien.



** Out of all the three genre parody movies, ''WesternAnimation/Megamind'' is the most popular and considered the only one done right. Despite the insistence that there will be no sequels to their genre parody movies, people have been begging for more Megamind installments.

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** Out of all the three genre parody movies, ''WesternAnimation/Megamind'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' is the most popular and considered the only one done right. Despite the insistence that there will be no sequels to their genre parody movies, people have been begging for more Megamind installments.

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** Out of all the three genre parody movies, ''WesternAnimation/Megamind'' is the most popular and considered the only one done right. Despite the insistence that there will be no sequels to their genre parody movies, people have been begging for more Megamind installments.


* OvershadowedByControversy:
** They've gotten plenty of flack for being a part of a fixed income scandal with other major animation studios including Pixar and Blue Sky but it has yet to sully their name or the other two studios' names, so it's averted so far.
** The infamy that Katzenberg and the studio got for creating films like ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', which didn't endear them to Disney or a handful of other people, never really went away and dragged on DWA all the way up to the sale to Comcast/Universal.

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* OvershadowedByControversy:
** They've gotten plenty of flack for being a part of a fixed income scandal with other major animation studios including Pixar and Blue Sky but it has yet to sully their name or the other two studios' names, so it's averted so far.
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OvershadowedByControversy: The infamy that Katzenberg and the studio got for creating films like ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', which didn't endear them to Disney or a handful of other people, never really went away and dragged on DWA all the way up to the sale to Comcast/Universal.



* TheScrappy: ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' is notoriously hated for it’s ugly designs on the characters, IdiotPlot writing, attempting to copy the success of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', and more notably, trying to be “hip and relevant” with today’s youth by using tons of pop culture references, a soundtrack full of then-famous pop stars and an insane amount celebrity voices.

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* TheScrappy: ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' is notoriously hated for it’s ugly designs on the characters, IdiotPlot writing, attempting to copy the success of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', and more notably, trying to be “hip "hip and relevant” relevant" with today’s youth by using tons of pop culture references, a soundtrack full of then-famous pop stars and an insane amount celebrity voices.

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* TheScrappy: ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' is notoriously hated for it’s ugly designs on the characters, IdiotPlot writing, attempting to copy the success of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', and more notably, trying to be “hip and relevant” with today’s youth by using tons of pop culture references, a soundtrack full of then-famous pop stars and an insane amount celebrity voices.


* GrowingTheBeard: The general opinion of Dreamworks has gone from "Wannabe Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{Pixar}}" to "A really good studio" after they stopped rehashing the WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} formula and made better films such as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/MegaMind'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The studio has been largely shifting to less pop culture reference humor to more story centered work in their best films. That reputation grew still more in 2011 after Pixar eventually trip-up with ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''; at least everyone knows that DA as an independent studio needs to develop every CashCowFranchise it can to survive. To do that and still create great films while they are at it is a mark of its unpretentious artistic ambitions. However, with ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' each receiving mediocre critical reception, they may be shaving the beard, although ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' were mostly well-received.

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* GrowingTheBeard: The general opinion of Dreamworks has gone from "Wannabe Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/{{Pixar}}" to "A really good studio" after they stopped rehashing the WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Franchise/{{Shrek}} formula and made better films such as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''WesternAnimation/MegaMind'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The studio has been largely shifting to less pop culture reference humor to more story centered work in their best films. That reputation grew still more in 2011 after Pixar eventually trip-up with ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''; at least everyone knows that DA as an independent studio needs to develop every CashCowFranchise it can to survive. To do that and still create great films while they are at it is a mark of its unpretentious artistic ambitions. However, with ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' each receiving mediocre critical reception, they may be shaving the beard, although ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' were mostly well-received.



** [[http://i.imgur.com/LuYTe.jpg The Dreamworks face]]. [[DreamworksFace Now has its own page.]]

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** [[http://i.imgur.com/LuYTe.jpg The Dreamworks DreamWorks face]]. [[DreamworksFace Now has its own page.]]



* NeverLiveItDown: Katzenberg claiming that "traditional animation was likely a thing of the past" after the failure of ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''. A lot of detractors derided him for this, stating it wasn't so much the animation then just a crowded market at the time and, considering how well the film blended 2D and CGI, was just a stepping stone that the styles could work well together. Plus, ''Sinbad''[='=]s failure was more due to lack of appeal for the characters and story which was consider generic by most and a bit too mature for the family market (considering ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''[='=]s style of humor, it's clear they didn't take this lesson to heart at the time). Alas however, the companies all abandoned regular animation cause it was just the way others were going which many blame Katzenberg for contributing to that sentiment. [[=DreamWorks=]] would briefly return to traditional animation in 2018 with the short film ''Bird Karma''.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Katzenberg claiming that "traditional animation was likely a thing of the past" after the failure of ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''. A lot of detractors derided him for this, stating it wasn't so much the animation then just a crowded market at the time and, considering how well the film blended 2D and CGI, was just a stepping stone that the styles could work well together. Plus, ''Sinbad''[='=]s failure was more due to lack of appeal for the characters and story which was consider generic by most and a bit too mature for the family market (considering ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''[='=]s style of humor, it's clear they didn't take this lesson to heart at the time). Alas however, the companies all abandoned regular animation cause it was just the way others were going which many blame Katzenberg for contributing to that sentiment. [[=DreamWorks=]] [=DreamWorks=] would briefly return to traditional animation in 2018 with the short film ''Bird Karma''.



* TheScrappy: Shark Tale, Home, the Boss Baby, Bee Movie, and Monsters vs. Aliens are not exactly the most popular of the Dreamworks library.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When Dreamworks first went into producing their own animated films, they did so under the belief of being an alternative to Disney. Movies like ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' dealt with more "adult" topics that were then uncommon for Disney to cover. The unexpected success of Shrek, which was praised for its witty humor, good use of {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s, and ability to appeal to multiple age groups, as well as the decline of traditional animation led Dreamworks to try and duplicate its success with their future films. Unfortunately, this led to every other animation studio not named Pixar [[FollowTheLeader copying their schtick,]] including Disney with ''Disney/ChickenLittle''. Suddenly, Dreamworks went from being the innovator of WesternAnimation films to being the representation of everything ''wrong'' with it. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/10/02/15-years-of-dreamworks-animation-and-its-complicated-legacy/ This Forbes Article]] actually goes quite in depth with it.

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* TheScrappy: Shark Tale, Home, the Boss Baby, Bee Movie, and Monsters vs. Aliens are not exactly the most popular of the Dreamworks library.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] first went into producing their own animated films, they did so under the belief of being an alternative to Disney. Movies like ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' dealt with more "adult" topics that were then uncommon for Disney to cover. The unexpected success of Shrek, which was praised for its witty humor, good use of {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s, and ability to appeal to multiple age groups, as well as the decline of traditional animation led Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] to try and duplicate its success with their future films. Unfortunately, this led to every other animation studio not named Pixar [[FollowTheLeader copying their schtick,]] including Disney with ''Disney/ChickenLittle''. Suddenly, Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] went from being the innovator of WesternAnimation films to being the representation of everything ''wrong'' with it. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/10/02/15-years-of-dreamworks-animation-and-its-complicated-legacy/ This Forbes Article]] actually goes quite in depth with it.

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* TheScrappy: Shark Tale, Home, the Boss Baby, Bee Movie, and Monsters vs. Aliens are not exactly the most popular of the Dreamworks library.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Puss in Boots was an extremely popular character with audiences in the Shrek series, so he got [[WesternAnimation/PussInBoots his own movie.]] And a TV series[[note]]It's a Netflix exclusive in the US, but DWA is airing it on it's newly launched channel in Asia (where Netflix doesn't exist in most countries), so it counts[[/note]]. In a similar vein, the penguins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' got [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar their own TV series]] and got their own movie too.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Puss in Boots was an extremely popular character with audiences in the Shrek series, so he got [[WesternAnimation/PussInBoots his own movie.]] And a TV series[[note]]It's a Netflix exclusive in the US, but DWA is airing it on it's newly launched channel in Asia (where Netflix doesn't exist in most countries), so it counts[[/note]]. In a similar vein, the penguins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' got [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar their own TV series]] and got their own movie too.too.
** The traditionally animated films. Despite many claims from Katzenberg that they were out of style, they are looked back on fondly and considered underrated classics.


** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', natch. If you're talking about single sequences of extraordinary emotional power, you can't go past 'Forbidden Friendship', the epic battle against the Red Death, and Hiccup waking up after the battle [[spoiler:and discovering he's lost his foot]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', natch. If you're talking about single sequences of extraordinary emotional power, you can't go past 'Forbidden Friendship', the epic battle against the Red Death, and Hiccup waking up after the battle [[spoiler:and discovering he's lost his foot]].left leg]].

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