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2008-11-22 09:57:32

A Chinese college student who wanted to hug a panda bear climbed into its pen, but instead of getting a cuddle he was mauled by the animal, officials said. The student ignored warning signs cautioning visitors to not climb over the panda cage fences at the Qixing Park Zoo in Guilin, China, hopping into a the bear's pen Friday, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Officials said the panda, named Yangyang, was frightened by the 20-year-old's attempts to hug it and responded by...

2008-10-31 21:00:12

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" has scored the best opening day for a U.S. film in Russia and set the record for biggest opening day of all time in Ukraine. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. announced the box-office achievements Friday. In Russia, the animated animal film opened on 841 screens, grossing $2.81 million. In Ukraine, it opened on 92 screens and grossed $396,000. "These numbers are confirmation of the worldwide popularity of the characters from the original film and the strength of...

2008-10-28 18:00:19

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the quarter ended September 30, 2008, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. reported total revenue of $151.5 million and net income of $37.4 million, or $0.41 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $160.8 million and net income of $47.0 million, or $0.47 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2007. To date, Kung Fu Panda has reached approximately $415 million in international box office and over...

2008-10-16 15:00:17

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the date of its analyst and investor day originally scheduled for November 6, 2008 has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 11, 2008 in New York City. Due to conflicts surrounding the previous date, the Company believes that the date change will result in higher attendance at the event. Additional details for the event will be provided in the coming weeks. About DreamWorks Animation...

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2008-10-14 08:00:00

By Anthony Breznican "We came back home." That's what Steven Spielberg said on Monday after announcing that his newly independent DreamWorks has signed a distribution deal with Universal Studios. The move joins two of the most powerful moviemaking operations in Hollywood. But their ties already ran deep. Universal is home to Spielberg's offices, and it's where he made early blockbusters Jaws and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Also, his partner in the new DreamWorks is Stacey Snider --...

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2008-10-13 07:55:00

The genome of the giant panda has now been sequenced, thanks to Chinese scientists. It's an achievement which may aid efforts to protect the endangered species, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Researchers may also be able to explain the panda's low birth rates and help them to have more cubs by understanding their genetic make-up, said Wang Jun, a scientist at the Beijing Genomics Institute. "By sequencing the giant panda genome we've laid the genetic and biological foundation...

2008-10-02 12:15:00

A sequel to the animated hit "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, Hollywood's DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., announced. The second installment in the computer animation franchise is to open in theaters June 3, 2011. The company said it also anticipates releasing the film into IMAX theaters worldwide. Like all DreamWorks Animation feature films, starting in 2009, the new "Kung Fu Panda" flick will be produced in stereoscopic 3D technology. The sequel will star Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and...

2008-10-02 12:03:49

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Palin and Biden -- the gloves are now off! Just in time for the Vice Presidential debate, Atom.com, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom has added the Vice Presidential candidates to the fight card of its hugely successful online game, "Kung-Fu Election" at http://www.kungfuelection.com/. Palin's weapon of choice is a hockey stick while Biden swings a big sword. "Kung-Fu Election" lets pundits and voters alike soothe their...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that Pandamonium will be back in 2011 when the sequel to its worldwide hit, "Kung Fu Panda," is expected to return to theaters on June 3, 2011. The Company also anticipates releasing the film into IMAX(R) theatres worldwide. The sequel to "Kung Fu Panda," like all DreamWorks Animation feature films starting in 2009, will be produced in stereoscopic 3D technology. During its theatrical run,...

2008-09-26 18:00:36

Get a load of this description of the silent kung-fu movie Red Heroine: "A marauding band of bandits/military men raid a town and kidnap a bunch of women and the main character, whose grandmother gets killed in the melee, but she's luckily rescued by the cliche of the gallant kung-fu hermit with a fake white beard and is taught military skills and is gone for a while, and then there's some intrigue between family and military men, and in the end the Red Heroine comes back, kicks a lot of ass,...


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