DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal acquires DreamWorks Animation Studios

NBCUniversal is the closest thing to a rival to The Walt Disney Company in the market today and with the just announced acquisition of DreamWorks animation, that rivalry just got a bit more heated. NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, now effectively owns two animation… Read More »NBCUniversal acquires DreamWorks Animation Studios

Disney/Pixar ends boycott of Annie Awards

The Annie Awards are to animation as the Emmys are to TV. But the last few years of awards have come off as slightly biased with the Annies not aligning with other industry awards due to irregularities in voting procedure (Dreamworks was allowed to essentially… Read More »Disney/Pixar ends boycott of Annie Awards

3-D Rollout Slowed, But Katzenberg Says It Will Increase

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is still promoting 3-D technology for cinemas.  Installing the equipment has slowed down because of economic conditions, but he’s pushing, as reported by Associate Press writer Min Lee. Promoting the new DreamWorks 3-D animated movie “Monsters vs. Aliens,” Katzenberg told… Read More »3-D Rollout Slowed, But Katzenberg Says It Will Increase

Digital Domain and the Elusive IPO

It’s not so easy to be like Pixar.  The digitial effects house that Terminator 2: Judgment Day built, is finding private investment offers more appealing than IPO prospects.  Whether that means there’s not enough interest for a decent IPO or that the private offers are really… Read More »Digital Domain and the Elusive IPO

Foolish Mortals

My biggest concern is the one that no one sees yet. The same thing that all but killed traditional hand-drawn animation — Disney’s reckless disregard of the standards of excellence — is threatening to nip computer-rendered features short as well. Rick Aristotle Munarriz at The… Read More »Foolish Mortals