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2012-01-24 08:15:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that Gregg Taylor has been named head of development for the studio, a role previously held by Alex Schwartz. Schwartz will serve as a producer on the studio's upcoming feature film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which is scheduled to be released on March 14, 2014. Taylor will oversee the development of all projects at DreamWorks Animation. "Gregg is an exceptional executive with...

2012-01-18 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the documentary adventure Born to be Wild 3D crossed the $20 million threshold at the global box office, exclusively in IMAX(®) theatres. Since its release on April 8, 2011, the film has generated an impressive $15.5 million domestically and $5.5 million internationally from 297 theatres. Born to be Wild 3D is scheduled to open in additional...

2012-01-05 09:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L), Illumination Entertainment and Thinkway Toys today announced that they will partner on the global production of toys based on the highly anticipated follow-up to Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's blockbuster hit Despicable Me. Thinkway Toys has been awarded the master global toy license for the motion-picture event Despicable Me 2, which arrives in theaters on...

2012-01-03 14:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures today announced that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience, has grossed $46.1 million in IMAX(®) theatres worldwide since the film began its early IMAX previews through Monday, January 2, 2012. The film has generated approximately $33.1 million domestically and approximately $13.0 million internationally in IMAX theatres. For the four day weekend,...

2011-12-20 06:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Paramount Pictures today announced that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience, earned approximately $14 million at the box office in IMAX® theatres worldwide during its opening weekend. Domestically, the film generated $10.5 million on 300 IMAX screens, for an IMAX per-screen average of $35,000. Internationally, it generated $3.4 million on 89 IMAX...

Madagascar Wildlife Facing Threat Of Illegal Hunting
2011-12-16 05:48:26

Researchers have found that illegal hunting of protected species in Madagascar could cause an urgent threat to the country's globally important biodiversity. The scientists said that hunting of protected species in eastern Madagascar is increasing due to rapid social change. "Our observations suggest that young men have more available cash and leisure time due to the transition from subsistence farming to panning for gold, and they spend more time in local bars, eating fried meat snacks...

2011-10-28 08:15:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced the extension of Anne Globe's employment agreement. As the Company's Chief Marketing Officer, Globe will continue to have responsibility for overseeing all global marketing activity, including corporate brand-building as well as theatrical, television, and ancillary marketing efforts for all of DreamWorks Animation's properties. "I am thrilled that Anne is going to continue in her...

2011-10-25 13:59:00

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon will premiere the highly anticipated CG animated comedy series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, a co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), on Monday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT), kicking off a full week of brand-new episodes every weekday at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT), following all-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness follows the further...

2011-10-20 13:51:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the studio has obtained the rights to Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants book series, with plans to pursue a feature film adaptation for the big screen. DreamWorks Animation development executive Damon Ross is overseeing the project at the studio. The Captain Underpants book series tells the story of two mischievous kids, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who hypnotize their...

2011-10-17 14:31:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean International and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) hosted a one-of-a-kind red carpet premiere aboard Royal Caribbean's newest and most innovative ship, Allure of the Seas. DreamWorks Animation's newest upcoming film, Puss in Boots, made its screen debut aboard the ship on October 16. Puss in Boots distributed by Paramount Pictures opens nationwide October 28, 2011. (Photo:...