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2009-05-28 20:50:23

California's DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Thursday announced plans to start releasing five feature films every two years. The studio said the strategy means it will add an additional movie every other year to its existing two-picture-a-year release schedule on a going-forward basis. The company's slate through 2012 includes eight feature films, including five original films and three sequels based on the company's existing blockbuster franchises, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. As has...

2009-05-28 08:15:00

Company Adds An Additional Film Every Other Year To Its Existing Release Schedule. Company Announces Its Next Eight Animated Feature Film Releases Through 2012 GLENDALE, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today its plans to release five feature films every two years, adding an additional film every other year to its existing two picture a year release schedule on a going-forward basis. The Company also announced its upcoming slate...

2009-05-27 12:02:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and President and CFO Lew Coleman are scheduled to present at the 37th Annual Cowen and Company Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. ET. The event is being held at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. A live and archived audio webcast of the presentation will be available at the Company's website at...

2009-05-19 17:18:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it was collaborating with theatrical show production entity run by Franco Dragone to create a live arena show based on its worldwide hit, "Kung Fu Panda." DreamWorks Animation Chief Operating Officer Ann Daly stated, "Working with Franco Dragone is an incredibly exciting prospect for us. We expect that the combination of the Franco Dragone Entertainment Group and DreamWorks...

2009-05-19 17:17:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it is in the early development stages on a live arena show based on its upcoming March 26, 2010 release, "How to Train Your Dragon." DreamWorks Animation is collaborating with the Australia-based Global Creatures, the international entertainment group specializing in live theatrical productions employing the latest in state-of-the-art animatronic technology, to conceive and...

2009-05-18 17:55:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is scheduled to present at the 37th Annual J. P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 2:20 p.m. ET. The event is being held at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston. A live and archived audio webcast of the presentation will be available at the Company's website at www.dreamworksanimation.com. About...

2009-05-14 10:12:00

Series Based on Academy Award-Nominated Theatrical Blockbuster Set to Premiere in 2010 BURBANK, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a record-breaking ratings premiere of The Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon today announced that it has ordered 26 episodes of its second co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), Kung Fu Panda: The Series -- a new CG animated comedy series adapted from the studio's 2008 blockbuster film. Today's announcement, which strengthens the...

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2009-05-11 16:48:45

Billy Elliot the Musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new Broadway musical Monday. The show about a young boy from a working-class community who pursues a dance career against all odds also won the prizes for outstanding new score, choreography, lighting design, director of a musical for Stephen Daldry, featured actress in a musical for Haydn Gwynne and featured actor in a musical for Gregory Jbara. Hair garnered the outstanding revival of a musical honor and The Toxic...

2009-04-23 14:22:16

A British couple said they spent three hours in makeup before their wedding so they could walk down the aisle as characters from the Shrek films. Christine England, 40, and Keith Green, 44, of Barnstaple, England, used green paint and costumes to turn themselves into Princess Fiona and Shrek while guests at the wedding dressed as other characters from the animated films, including Donkey and the Gingerbread Man, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Every girl wants a fairytale wedding and I got...

2009-04-23 23:01:00

A U.S. tour of Shrek the Musical is set to begin in Chicago in June 2010, the show's producers said. DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions made the announcement Thursday. The show, which has a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will launch its national tour as part of the Broadway in Chicago Season Series. The musical will play the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre for a limited engagement. The tour announcement follows the...