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2009-04-28 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2009. In the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $263.5 million and net income of $62.3 million, or $0.71 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $157.2 million and net income of $26.1 million, or $0.28 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2008. "This marks the...

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2009-04-17 09:39:18

Records test competing theories about the evolution of local species There is a new tool for those developing conservation strategies for threatened species and landscapes: museum specimens. Richard Pearson and Christopher Raxworthy of the American Museum of Natural History dusted off a number of collections from Madagascar and used the location information associated with each species to test different ideas regarding the evolution of locally distributed endemism (unique species confined to...

2009-03-30 13:41:00

Penguins Draws 6.1 Million Total Viewers Sets New Record as Nick's Most-Watched Animated Series Premiere with Kids 6-11; Scores a New Series Best with Tweens NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nickelodeon's highly anticipated debut of the CGI-animated series The Penguins of Madagascar (Saturday, March 28, 9:30 p.m. [ET/PT]) ranks as the most-watched series premiere in the network's history, drawing 6.1 total million viewers (P2+). The half-hour premiere also delivered more kids...

2009-03-28 23:00:00

KIDS CAST RECORD-BREAKING 90 MILLION VOTES FOR FAVORITES IN 18 CATEGORIES   LEONARDO DICAPRIO RECEIVES FIRST-EVER NICKELODEON BIG GREEN HELP AWARD, PRESENTED BY CAMERON DIAZ   Host Dwayne Johnson and The Jonas Brothers Doused in Biggest, Greenest Sliming in Show's History; Will Ferrell Sets World Record with First-Ever Slip n' Slime Stunt   LOS ANGELES, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucky stars Beyonce, Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Jack Black, Selena Gomez, The Jonas Brothers,...

2009-03-25 06:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the Company's first quarter results will be released on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, after the market close. DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. and (612) 332-0107 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks...

2009-02-24 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008. In the fourth quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $199.8 million and net income of $51.6 million, or $0.58 per share on a fully diluted basis. These results bring the full year reported revenue for 2008 to a total of $650.1 million and net income of $142.5 million, or $1.57 per share on a fully...

2009-02-09 08:59:00

CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO THE SAN DIEGO ZOO, WILD ANIMAL PARK AND SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO FOR AN ANIMAL ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess(R) is partnering with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) in connection with the DVD release of the hit animated feature Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, for a promotion that is sure to make consumers go "wild." Starting February 9, 2009 and running through April 30, 2009, consumers who register online at...

2009-01-28 06:30:00

Investment in Thunnus Overseas Group, market-leading processor and distributor, further diversifies ECP's portfolio WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), an international private equity firm focused on investing across the African continent, announced today that it has acquired a minority stake in Thunnus Overseas Group, (TOG), a group of companies engaged in tuna processing and distribution in Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar. The investment of US $28.9 million...

2009-01-20 20:04:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) today announced that the Company's fourth quarter results will be released on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, after the market close. DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. and (612) 234-9959 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks...

2009-01-09 10:59:00

Based on Penguin Brothers from DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar Franchise, New Comedy to Premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, March 28 Following Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon has greenlit 26 additional episodes of the highly anticipated CG animated comedy series The Penguins of Madagascar, a co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids...


Latest Madagascar Reference Libraries

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

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2013-04-23 13:18:30

The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an exceptionally rare diving duck belonging to the genus Aythya. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, specimens of this species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. Only 60 individuals remain after 18 ducklings hatched in a captive breeding center in April 2012. Based on the accounts written by Webb and Delacour’s in the 1920s and 1930s, it seemed that the bird was still relatively common at Lake Alaotra. The duck...

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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