Tag: DreamWorks Animation

From Dreamworks to Paramount Pictures, Mireille Soria takes a big jump

From Dreamworks to Paramount Pictures, Mireille Soria takes a big jump

Animation
Paramount Pictures has appointed Mireille Soria as  president of Paramount Animation. At Paramount, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release and will also work closely with the various Viacom teams to develop animated feature films. Before this, the lady served as co-president of feature animation at DreamWorks Animation (DWA) until last December. At DWA, Soria oversaw the animated movies Trolls and Boss Baby and recently produced Captain Underpants. She also produced movies in the Madagascar franchise that grossed nearly $1.9 billion worldwide, as well as earlier films such as Home, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos said, “I’ve known
Throwback Thursday: Six best animated animal movies

Throwback Thursday: Six best animated animal movies

Animation
Mummies and papas, while going through our earlier dispatches of Throwback Thursday, you must have learnt a lot about different genres of animation films. Today, we get you a list of six animation movies featuring talking animals. Hope you enjoy these films with your kids. Happy viewing.   A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures The film is a 2010 English-language Belgian-French 3D computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Ben Stassen. The film deals with a sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 and spends the next 50 years travelling around the world while it is being changed by global warming. Finding Nemo It is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pict...
NBCUniversal comes out with its theme park plans

NBCUniversal comes out with its theme park plans

Studio
NBCUniversal has disclosed its first wave of theme park plans that capitalise on its 2016 acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. Accordingly, a brand-new DreamWorks Theatre attraction that will open at Comcast-owned Universal Studios at Hollywood in 2018. Created in partnership with Universal Creative and DreamWorks’ Artists, a Kung Fu Panda multi-sensory adventure featuring state-of-the-art projection mapping and LED lighting effects will be the theater’s first branded experience in the newly designed venue. Other yet-to-be-announced DreamWorks characters will be featured in their own immersive attractions at the theater. Prior to the theatre’s opening, new DreamWorks costumed characters from Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Trolls and Shrek will head to Universal Studios Hollywood this sum
After acquisition of Dreamworks Animation a new micro-series comes up

After acquisition of Dreamworks Animation a new micro-series comes up

Animation
With it being taken over by Comcast/NBCUniversal recently, there has been a major shake-up at DreamWorks Animation. Capturing this shake-up is a new animated micro-series Disrupted created by director Brian Newlin and inspired by his own experiences. It was launched in collaboration with Nimble Collective’s Virtual Studio Service Platform.  Disrupted is set in a real-life coffee shop (Backyard Coffee in Redwood City, California), depicting the events in the life of an animated avatar of Newlin: Ben a 40 something unexpectedly out of work animator on a disillusioned and absurd path back to the work force. To follow the episodes posted in a blog format, one can follow the series at www.disruptedliving.com and take advantage of the subtle dischord of 3D characters on live-action backgrou
Boss Baby 2 to arrive in March 2021

Boss Baby 2 to arrive in March 2021

Animation, Headlines
It’s become a sort of norm in Hollywood that within a week of announcing a sequel to the original movie, the makers announce the date and the year of release. Following the makers of Angry Birds 2, Universal and DWA have announced that The Boss Baby 2 will hit theatres on March 26, 2021. If that is not all, another good news is that  Alec Baldwin is reuniting with DreamWorks Animation for the film. The Boss Baby about a power-obsessed infant voiced by Baldwin went on to be a sleeper hit at the global box office earning $468.4 million to date. The film, that opened in theaters on March 21 this year coincided with Baldwin's standout ongoing impersonation of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. The Boss Baby film franchise is based on Marla Frazee's picture-book series about
Sequel of The Boss Baby planned

Sequel of The Boss Baby planned

Animation
It was only yesterday, we gave you the news about the home video of The Boss Baby releasing on July 25. Today, we get you the news that DreamWorks Animation has revealed that it’s expecting a sequel of The Boss Baby. The second feature, slated for release on March 26, 2021 will be released through Universal Pictures. The Boss Baby 2 will bring back voice star Alec Baldwin as the business-savvy bundle of joy. He will be reunited with the creative team behind the original film based on Marla Frazee’s picture-book series. Directed by Tom McGrath, The Boss Baby released on March 31 and exceeded box-office expectations by dethroning Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from the No. 1 spot wth a $50 million+ opening weekend. The CG family comedy has since cashed in $167 million domestically and o

Sprout to be renamed as Universal Kids

Channels
In its biggest evolution move, NBC Universal’s pre-school net Sprout will rebrand to become Universal Kids, a US network for two- to 11-year-olds on September 9. The network will include pre-school content, a lineup of DreamWorks Animation TV series, unscripted entertainment and live-action scripted originals. Growing from Sprout’s linear base of 60 million US homes, the new brand will undoubtedly benefit from promotion across Universal’s portfolio of brands that includes DreamWorks Animation which the parent company Comcast purchased for US$3.8 billion last year—and feature film unit Illumination Entertainment. The network, which will square off in a competitive kids TV landscape currently dominated by Viacom-owned Nickelodeon, Turner’s Cartoon Network and Disney Channel, will be led
GAFX logo unveiled in Bengaluru

GAFX logo unveiled in Bengaluru

Events
With the unveiling of the logo of Bengaluru GAFX, the government of Karnataka formally announced that India’s largest animation, games and visual effects conference namely the Bengaluru GAFX Conference 2017 will be held from  12 to 14 May at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. Honorable Minister of Karnataka for IT & Tourism, Priyank Kharge and core members of Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (ABAI) were present at the gathering. Bengaluru GAFX Conference was earlier known as ABAI Fest & Summit. ABAI is working with Government of Karnataka to organise the event. ABAI has one of its kind formats comprising of workshops, master classes, talks, presentations, screenings of best content from all over the world, live marathon duration artistic competitions as well as technical
Throwback Thursday: Top 10 animated action movies of all time

Throwback Thursday: Top 10 animated action movies of all time

Animation, Uncategorized
Cinema lovers all around the world love watching films on love and action. Coming to animation movies we have enough movies of these two genres. Today, we present you top 10 animated action movies of all time. Here we go! The Incredibles The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film follows a family of superheroes that is forced to hide its powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible's desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with his longtime enemy, Syndrome who was once his fan and now plots to wipe out every single superhuman being on Earth with his killer robot. The Lion King   The Lion King is a 1994 American
DWA’s The Boss Baby edges out Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to take first place

DWA’s The Boss Baby edges out Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to take first place

Animation
In a close encounter of sorts, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and distribution partner 20th Century Fox’s The Boss Baby narrowly unseated Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to take a first-place finish this weekend. The Boss Baby  tells the story of how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the viewpoint of his wildly imaginative seven-year-old brother named Tim Templeton, who quickly discovers that his new brother is actually a secret agent. Roping in $50.2 million from 3,773 theaters, The Boss Baby currently stands as the ninth largest opening for a DWA title, it is understood. The opening collection was short by a mere few million  of the $52.1 million romped in by Home that opened in the same weekend in 2015 before it went on to gross more than $175 million domestically and $386