Tag: DreamWorks Animation

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
DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby to release in US on March 31.

DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby to release in US on March 31.

Animation
DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby releases in the US on March 31. The film directed by Tom McGrath tells the story of how a new baby's arrival impacts a family. The same is 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. McGrath, who had directed Megamind way back in 2010 and had co-directed the first three Madagascar films, said that The Boss Baby was originally going to be a PDI/DreamWorks project. After Megamind, he was looking for a project to develop and the company had recently acquired the rights to the 2010 book of the same name written and illustrated by Marla Frazee. “It was just a simple, 30-page book that was a universal metaphor for how, when a baby come
Dreamworks’ Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie  releasing this June

Dreamworks’ Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie releasing this June

Animation
With a trend of superhero films going across the globe, there is another superhero movie that will soon join the bandwagon. The name of the film is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This is one of those movies where the protagonist saves the day not with super powers, but with a dose of humour. The feature tells the story of two over-imaginative prankster kids and their way of defying authority, in this case, their strict school principal. Tired of their pranks and mischief when the principal threatens to put each of the prankster duos into separate classes, they accidentally hypnotise him into thinking that he is a superhero named ‘Captain Underpants.’ Clad in a cape and just a white underpant, the principal tries to fight crime but the duo must be around with him to ensure
DreamWorks Animation bags 21 nominations at 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

DreamWorks Animation bags 21 nominations at 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

Animation
The nominations of the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards are out. In this, DreamWorks Animation has emerged as the top toon producer with 21 nods. This includes seven for Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters, the most of any animated programme on top of the two Individual achievement awards already announced. Amazon’s The Snowy Day and Lost in Oz both lapped up five nominations, while the four-nod club included DWA’s All Hail King Julien, Disney’s LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures and Amazon’s Tumble Leaf. This year, the most nods went to The Young and the Restless (25), The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital (23 each) and Days of Our Lives (22). Of the networks CBS received 70 nominations, but animation destinations Amazon (50), PBS (40), Netflix (36) and Nickelodeon (18) also ha
Alcon Entertainment signs David Pimental to helm the animated fantasy adventure film Darkmouth

Alcon Entertainment signs David Pimental to helm the animated fantasy adventure film Darkmouth

Animation
  Alcon Entertainment has signed David Pimental and Douglas Sweetland to direct the animated fantasy adventure feature film Darkmouth. Earlier, Pimemental had directed Storks made by Warner Animation Group. The announcement was made by Alcon Entertainment’s co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Based on the popular HarperCollins children book series from Irish author Shane Hegarty, the film is a comedic adventure fantasy about an overeager kid who bites off more than he can chew when he prematurely jumps into the family business: hunting monsters. The film would be produced by Simon Brooks, Kira Davis  and Craig Peck along with Johnson and Kosove. Brooks and Davis brought the project to Alcon while Jeannette Hill-Yonis and Scott Parish negotiated the deal
Peter Schube joins Illumination as its COO

Peter Schube joins Illumination as its COO

Animation
  After serving for more than a decade as president of the Jim Henson Company, Peter Schube has joined NBC Universal-owned animation studio, Illumination Entertainment as COO. In his new job, Schube will work directly with the company’s CEO Chris Meledandri and oversee the company’s core business operations including finance, business development and administration. Schube replaces Natalie Fischer who had served as COO since Illumination’s inception in 2007. However, Fischer will stay on as a strategic advisor to Meledandri until after the release of Despicable Me 3 this summer. Also joining Illumination as EVP of digital strategy and innovation is Scott Broock, YouTube’s former global virtual reality evangelist. During his stay at YouTube, Broock was responsible for the strateg