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  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature

    'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature
    DreamWorks Animation's  "How to Train Your Dragon 2" was named best animated film of 2014 at the 42nd Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall. The sequel to the 2010 hit about a young Viking teenager and his pet dragon won a total of six...
  • Oscars 2015: Our predictions for animated, foreign and documentary films

    Three films considered surefire Oscar nominees — "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself" and "Force Majeure" — didn't find favor with the academy in, respectively, the animation, documentary and foreign-language categories. How do those races shake...
  • Disney's animation building getting a Pixar face-lift all its own

    Disney's animation building getting a Pixar face-lift all its own
    The story of how Don Hall and Chris Williams, codirectors of the Oscar-nominated animated hit "Big Hero 6," first came to work at Disney almost sounds like something out of a Disney movie. Growing up far removed from Hollywood — Hall in the...
  • DreamWorks' shares fall as investors worry about financial issues

    DreamWorks Animation's plans to lay off 500 people, overhaul management and release fewer movies was intended to reassure investors that the struggling Glendale studio was taking steps to right itself. But the moves had the opposite effect on Wall...
  • DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs

    DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs
    DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday that it would cut 500 jobs in the wake of a string of box-office disappointments, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Glendale studio also said it would take a $290-million charge in connection with the layoffs,...
  • DreamWorks Animation stock drops, logs 52-week low

    DreamWorks Animation stock tumbled after the studio announced layoffs and over $300 million in writedowns and charges. The stock fell $1.95 or 9.5% to $19.27 in trading on Friday. Earlier in the session, DreamWorks stock hit a new 52-week low of $18....
  • Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation

    Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation
    The story of how Don Hall and Chris Williams, codirectors of the Oscar-nominated animated hit "Big Hero 6," first came to work at Disney almost sounds like something out of a Disney movie. Growing up far removed from Hollywood — Hall in the...
  • Teller, Robbie host ceremony honoring Hollywood's behind-the-scenes tech innovators

    Two weeks before the glamour of the Oscars, the film academy hosted its annual "night of the nerds" honoring software engineers, digital projection innovators and a former sound guy for Frank Zappa and the Kinks who helped modernize movie audio. The...
  • DreamWorks Animation's box-office flops may result in 400 job cuts

    DreamWorks Animation SKG, the upstart studio that once rivaled Walt Disney Studios in mining box-office gold from animated features, is embarking on a fresh round of layoffs following a string of disappointing releases. DreamWorks is looking to shave as...
  • 'All Hail King Julien' lets the 'Madagascar' rave begin

    All hail "All Hail King Julien," to take the easy (though not critically disingenuous) way in to discussing the latest spinoff from DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar" franchise. Following the summer bow of "Turbo F.A.S.T.," it's also the second fruit...
  • DreamWorks' chief creative officer steps down

    DreamWorks' chief creative officer steps down
    DreamWorks Animation announced that its chief creative officer Bill Damaschke will step down from his position as veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria transition into co-presidents of feature animation, according to the Los Angeles Times. ...