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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 […]

Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media Signs Global Talent Partnership With Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast NBCUniversal has teamed with two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and his Unanimous Media banner for an all-encompassing deal that will stretch across the media conglomerate’s many platforms. Billed as a “global talent partnership,” the multi-year pact for Unanimous, which Curry runs with partner Erick Peyton with a focus on family, sports and faith-based content, […]

DreamWorks Animation Names New Chief Technology Officer (Exclusive)

DreamWorks Animation has named Bill Ballew chief technology officer, succeeding Jeff Wike, who is retiring. Having joining DWA during its inception, Ballew is a 25-year veteran of the studio and has worked in a variety of roles, most recently as vp research and development. In his new role, Ballew will be responsible for the studio’s […]

Director Tom McGrath on Family Dynamics in ‘The Boss Baby’ Sequel

The Boss Baby: Family Business — the sequel to Dreamworks Animation’s 2017 comedy — opens in theaters this weekend, reuniting boss baby Ted (Alec Baldwin) with his older brother, Tim (James Marsden). In the film, helmed by Tom McGrath, the brothers are both now adults and embark on a new mission with Tim’s infant Tina […]

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’: Film Review

Alec Baldwin again provides the voice of the title character in this sequel to the 2017 animated comedy directed by Tom McGrath.

‘Spirit Untamed’ Filmmakers, Joined by Dreamworks Animation Head Margie Cohn, Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Podcast

Spirit Untamed director Elaine Bogan and composer Amie Doherty, joined by Dreamworks Animation president Margie Cohn, are featured in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind The Screen. The latest feature from DWA, Spirit Untamed is set in a frontier town and follows a feisty young girl named Lucky, voiced by Isabela Merced, who […]