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Guillermo del Toro announces Dreamworks/Netflix “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy series

On Monday evening during a preview screening of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced that the world of Trollhunters will expand to become a trilogy of series called Tales of Arcadia. On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town. […]

Dreamworks Animation Appoints Abhijay Prakash as Chief Operating Officer

DreamWorks Feature Animation today announced that Focus Features COO and Universal Pictures veteran Abhijay Prakash has been named Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the studio’s strategic planning and primary business operations, including finance, business development, technology and administrative functions. The appointment was made today by DreamWorks Animation Group President, […]

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation Release Date Announcements

Okay, here it is: DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods 2 will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, September 18th, 2020. And… DreamWorks Animation’s Spooky Jack will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, September 17th, 2021. About THE CROODS 2 In September 2020, DreamWorks Animation invites you on an all-new adventure back in time with […]

INTERVIEW: Alec Baldwin, Star of “The Boss Baby”

Few actors have stepped back to the plate and scored as many home runs on the media landscape as Alec Baldwin. He’s an Emmy hopeful for his satirical take on you-know-who on Saturday Night Live, the “quizzzmaster” of Match Game, a longtime podcaster, best selling author—and the voice of a diapered CEO in DreamWorks’ The […]

INTERVIEW: Dav Pilkey, Author of “Captain Underpants”

It took two decades for author P.L. Travers to allow Walt Disney to bring her “Mary Poppins” books to the screen and it took about as long for Dav Pilkey to grant DreamWorks (or any studio) the rights to produce Captain Underpants—The Epic Movie which opened this weekend. “I was approached throughout the run of […]

INTERVIEW: “Captain Underpants” Director David Soren

The books have been wildly popular with kids (of all ages) worldwide since the first was published back in 1997. Now DreamWorks Animation is hoping Captain Underpants will be a perfect fit for the big screen. Director David Soren, a long-time fan of the series, joined me for this “brief” Q&A on Captain Underpants: The […]

Dreamworks TV Takes 9 Daytime Emmys

Congratulations to DreamWorks Animation Television for taking home NINE Daytime Emmys. The studio won a total of nine Emmys – with Trollhunters leading the pack with six. Including a win for Guillermo del Toro for directing (and Rodrigo Blaas). The 44th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmys were presented last evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. […]

INTERVIEW: “Peabody & Sherman” Designer Kevin Dart

The Daytime Emmy Awards are this Sunday (4/30), but animator Kevin Dart is already a winner, having been honored for his work in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category for The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. The popular Netflix/DreamWorks series is also up for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. Jackson Murphy: How does it feel […]

FIRST LOOK TRAILER: Dreamworks/Netflix “Spirit Riding Free”

The Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) introduced the world to a resilient mustang named Spirit, and now it’s inspired a brand new story and setting for Spirit Riding Free, a Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation Television, debuting exclusively there on May 5th. Spirit Riding Free follows the heartfelt journey of a […]

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: “Dawn of the Croods” Season 3

Thank you Dreamworks TV Animation and Netflix for this hilarious, exclusive clip from Dawn of the Croods Season 3 – which comes to Netflix this Friday, April 7th. Eep has to act fast as she and her crush get chased by a Big Chikuna! Can she escape in time to finally get her first kiss? […]

INTERVIEW: TROLLHUNTERS Composer Tim Davies

One of the most in-demand orchestrator/arrangers (and now composers) in Hollywood, Tim Davies’ massive credit list includes La La Land, Frozen, Jack Reacher, Ant-Man and video games like Batman: Arkham City. For Netflix’s Trollhunters, series creator Guillermo del Toro brought Tim into composing for TV animation for the first time. GREG EHRBAR: How did your […]

Dreamworks To Adapt Cressida Cowell’s “The Wizards Of Once”

DreamWorks Animation has made a deal for the rights to award winning, internationally bestselling author Cressida Cowell’s new fantasy novel series, The Wizards of Once, it was announced today by Chris deFaria, President of DreamWorks Feature Animation Group. The first installment of the book series, The Wizards of Once will be released through Hodder Children’s […]

Dreamworks Animation TV Garners 21 Daytime Emmy Nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced yesterday the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. DreamWorks Animation Television was honored with 21 Daytime Emmy nominations, with Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters leading the charge with 7 nominations (the most of any animated program), including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program! The Mr. […]

TRAILER: Dreamworks “Captain Underpants”

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have released the first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie! Based on the bestselling book series and starring Kevin Hart and Ed Helms Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie tells the story of George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly […]

INTERVIEW: Gina Shay, Producer of “Trolls”

Producer Gina Shay fell in love with animation not long after she graduated from Pratt Institute, moved to LA and worked on Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World as a PA. Since then, she amassed production credits on features with DreamWorks, Disney, Nickelodeon and others. “For a while, I thought I might take the artist route,” she […]