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Dreamworks Animation’s ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ To Make World Premiere At Annecy

DreamWorks Animation will present the world premiere of its upcoming Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken on June 15 during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Helmed by Oscar-nominated director Kirk DeMicco,(The Croods), the story follows a shy teenager (Lana Condor), who learns that she comes from a family of legendary sea krakens. Toni Collette voices Ruby’s mother and Jane […]

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Live-Action Movie in the Works from Dean DeBlois, Universal

The dragons and Vikings are taking to the skies once again, this time in live action. Taking a massive swing, Universal Pictures has put in motion a How to Train Your Dragon live-action movie, with Dean DeBlois, the filmmaker behind the original animated trilogy, back in the saddle as writer, director and producer. The feature […]

BRIC Foundation Launches Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming Apprenticeship (Exclusive)

BRIC Foundation has teamed with several prominent education, inclusion and entertainment industry organizations to launch a new apprenticeship program geared towards making careers in the animation, visual effects and gaming industries more accessible to those from historically excluded groups. The BRIC Apprenticeship was created to provide early career awareness, exploration, preparation and training opportunities for […]

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Sets 2024 Release

Universal Pictures has set a March 8, 2024 release date for Kung Fu Panda 4. The latest chop socky pic from the movie franchise that features Po and the Furious Five will take the place of the untitled DreamWorks Animation film. Inspired by traditional martial arts and set in ancient China, the Kung Fu Panda film series tells the […]

DreamWorks Animation to Release Renderer as Open-Source Software

With annual CG confab SIGGRAPH slated to start Monday in Vancouver, DreamWorks Animation announced its intent to release its proprietary renderer, MoonRay, as open-source software later this year. MoonRay has been used on feature films such as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Croods: A New Age, The Bad Guys and the upcoming […]

Annecy: DreamWorks Animation Debuts First Half Hour of ‘Puss in Boots 2’

In what director Joel Crawford describes as an “action adventure comedy with a lot of heart,” DreamWorks Animation and Universal previewed the first half hour of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish onTuesday during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The movie is the sequel to 2011’s Puss in Boots and spinoff of the Shrek franchise that debuted in […]

Dreamworks Animation’s ‘The Bad Guys’ Filmmakers Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Episode

A team from Dreamworks Animation’s The Bad Guys, which Universal will release April 23 in theaters, are the guests in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen. Director Pierre Perifel, editor John Venzon and head of character animation JP Sans join THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina to talk about the new animated […]

European Streamer Viaplay Takes DreamWorks Animation Series

Pan-European streaming service Viaplay has signed a multiyear deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution to take exclusive streaming rights for the Nordic territories, the Netherlands and Poland for more than 400 episodes of TV series, including hits from DreamWorks Animation. The deal, unveiled on Wednesday, includes DreamWorks animated series based on the studio’s hit franchises Madagascar, […]

DreamWorks Animation and HBCU 20×20 Team for Black Talent Development Fellowship (Exclusive)

DreamWorks Animation has partnered with HBCU 20×20, the world’s largest network for HBCU and Black job seekers, on a new talent development program for current students and soon-to-be graduates looking to begin their professional career in animation. The LAUNCH: HBCU Fellowship Program will select 15 individuals from historically Black colleges and universities to participate in […]

‘Spirit Untamed’: How a “Caged” Girl Becomes a Confident Young Woman

Dreamworks Animation’s feature Spirit Untamed follows a feisty young girl named Lucky, voiced by Isabela Merced, who befriends a wild horse named Spirit, a character that first appeared in Dreamworks’ Oscar-nominated 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, followed by Emmy-winning Netflix series Spirit Riding Free. “We knew we had to convey multiple things throughout her […]

‘Trolls 3’ Set for 2023 Release

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls 3 is set for a Nov. 17, 2023 theatrical release. Universal Pictures has chosen to premiere the animated event film at the multiplex after the second movie in the franchise, Trolls World Tour, broke the theatrical window for its release amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The first sequel to the […]

Jerry Seinfeld Jokingly Apologizes for “Uncomfortable” Romantic Undertones of ‘Bee Movie’

Jerry Seinfeld is apologizing for those sexual undertones between his leading bee and a human woman in the 2007 DreamWorks Animation release Bee Movie. Appearing on The Tonight Show Friday, in part to promote all nine seasons of his iconic comedy Seinfeld coming to Netflix, host Jimmy Fallon broached the comedian’s “recent birthday,” to which […]