DreamWorks Animation’s Academy Award®-Nominated Puss in Boots Surpasses $500 Million at the Global Box Office
GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that its Academy Award®( )nominated movie, Puss in Boots, has earned approximately $507 million to date at the worldwide box office.
“On behalf of the entire studio, it is my pleasure to congratulate the Puss in Boots creative team on reaching this fantastic milestone,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. “Following the film’s recognition by the Academy as nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, we could not be happier with the response to Puss in Boots both critically and commercially across the globe.”
“I am so thrilled that people around the world continue to respond to Puss in Boots and I’d like to thank the incredible team of creative talent who worked tirelessly to bring the story of our swashbuckling hero to life!” added the film’s Director, Chris Miller.
Both DreamWorks Animation releases from 2011, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots, received 2012 Academy Award®( )nominations for Best Animated Feature.
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DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation ranks #14 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 23 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
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