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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 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 […]

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 […]

When Was the Last Time a Western Animated Film Explored Interpersonal Relationships?

This just popped into my head earlier today: Western films tend to reflect the struggle of the individual. Eastern films in contrast are more likely to use interpersonal relationships as a foundation for the story. There’s a marked difference, and its one that could really enliven western animated filmmaking. There’s no doubt that many western […]

TEASER: Dreamworks’ “The Boss Baby”

Opening next March 31st 2017, DreamWorks Animation and director Tom McGrath (Madagascar) invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The film is “a universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a […]

What The Comcast-Universal Purchase of Dreamworks Could Do For Classic Animation

Congratulations, Universal. You’ve just acquired Dreamworks Animation and all the Intellectual Property it controls. This is a purchase that places you in a stronger position to compete against the Disney company, its movie and theme park business and its massive global merchandising operation. Competition is good – and I wish you the best of luck […]