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  • '1001 Grams' and 'Heaven Knows What' Head Tokyo Festival Competition

    TOKYO -- The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled a 15-film competition section with five world premieres and a strong contingent of films from other autumn festivals. Pick-ups from Toronto include Bent Hamer's Norwegian Oscar contender, drama...
  • 'Boxtrolls' illustrates how animation houses are playing a new 'toon

     'Boxtrolls' illustrates how animation houses are playing a new 'toon
    After a recent screening of "The Boxtrolls," a child approached animator Travis Knight to say he loved the movie because "it was the weirdest thing I've ever seen." For Knight, president and CEO of Laika, a stop-motion animation company based outside of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: source

    Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: source
    Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG , the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movie hits, a person with knowledge of the situation said. An acquisition of DreamWorks by SoftBank would make it part of a...
  • Analysts Mostly Warm to Possible SoftBank-DreamWorks Animation Tie-up

    HONG KONG -- SoftBank shares in Tokyo finished down 1.2% at JPY7,807 in trading on Monday, the first trading session since it emerged that the Japanese software to phones giant is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation. While that was a decline on a day...
  • DreamWorks Animation's Stock Soars on Sale Talk

    Softbank's $3.4 billion play for DreamWorks Animation has sent the entertainment company's stock soaring. Shares of the film and television studio were up more than 20% in pre-market trading and were up 17.44% to $26.26 T 10:20. Softbank is a Japanese...
  • DreamWorks Animation in talks to sell to Japan's SoftBank

    DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies, is in talks to sell the company to Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp., according to a personĀ  familiar with the talks. Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief...
  • Kathryn Bigelow Decries 'Last Days' of the African Elephant

    "When you buy something made of ivory, where does the money go?" asks an onscreen question at the start of Kathryn Bigelow's "Last Days," a remarkable three-minute PSA on the subject of elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade that premiered on...
  • Why Japan's Softbank Needs to Buy DreamWorks Animation (Analysis)

    With its former focus on software wholesaling and its makeover as a technology investment holding company, Japan's Softbank has rarely been sexy enough to make the front pages of the entertainment press. Now the company's mooted bid for DreamWorks...