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  • Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar'

    Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar'
    Charming in small doses, the "Penguins of Madagascar" prove altogether less irresistible in their feature-length starring debut. The latest example of DreamWorks Animation's franchise mania is a frantic, peppy, in-your-face slice of irreverent toon...
  • Shareholder lawsuit targets DreamWorks Animation

    Shareholder lawsuit targets DreamWorks Animation
    DreamWorks Animation has been hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the company misled investors about the poor performance of its 2013 movie "Turbo." Charles Paddock, a DreamWorks shareholder suing on behalf of himself and other investors, alleges...
  • DreamWorks Animation appoints new chief financial officer

    DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio. Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital,  has been tapped as the company's finance...
  • Oscars: 20 animated features submitted for consideration

    Oscars: 20 animated features submitted for consideration
    Twenty films have been submitted for consideration in this year's animated feature Oscar category, a large and diverse group that could potentially be winnowed down to five. According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules, the size of the...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg recalls Robin Williams' brilliance in 'Aladdin'

    Jeffrey Katzenberg recalls Robin Williams' brilliance in 'Aladdin'
    Robin Williams may have been best known for his roles in such as movies as “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Will Hunting.” But it was his turn as the fast-talking genie in the 1992 Disney...
  • DreamWorks Animation hires ex-Disney executive Mark Zoradi as COO

    DreamWorks Animation hires ex-Disney executive Mark Zoradi as COO
    DreamWorks Animation has promoted Ann Daly to company president and tapped former Disney executive Mark Zoradi as the studio's chief operating officer. The Glendale company behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies said the...
  • DreamWorks Animation shares rise almost 30%

    Shares of DreamWorks Animation rose almost 30% on Monday after news of a proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. SoftBank, which controls Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile, has offered to buy...
  • Report: SoftBank May Not Buy DreamWorks Animation After All

    SoftBank may be slowly walking away from a potential deal to buy DreamWorks Animation. The Japanese telecommunications and investment conglom is said to be reconsidering an outright purchase of Jeffrey Katzenberg's toon studio and may now be more...
  • Carmel Film Festival to Screen 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash'

    The Carmel International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 6th edition, which includes Jake Gyllenhaal's "Nightcrawler," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" and Sundance winner "Whiplash." The film festival, running Oct. 15-19 in Carmel, Ca.,...
  • DreamWorks Animation sale could help it at box office, analysts say

    DreamWorks Animation has evolved from a fledgling studio into a $700-million-a-year multimedia powerhouse, but Wall Street analysts said Sunday that the proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. could help the studio weather...
  • YouTube's Smosh Guys on Making Their First Movie: 'We Had to Learn How to Act'

    For YouTube stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox -- proprietors of popular comedy channel Smosh -- embarking on a feature-length movie was worlds apart from their day jobs. The duo star in "The Smosh Movie," a madcap misadventure based on their YouTube...