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ON DVD PUSS IN BOOTS IS THE CAT’S MEOW

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, the DVD sales chart was dominated last week by the debut of DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots. Nielsen VideoScan First Alert observed that the movie, a prequel to Shrek, earned twice as much as the No. 2 DVD finisher, Universal’s Tower Heist and the No. 3 finisher, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PUSS IN BOOTS

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots is garnering the kind of reviews ordinarily reserved for films displaying the Pixar label. Among the country’s leading newspaper critics, only one, Lou Lumenick of the New York Post, has given it a negative review. In fact, Michael O’Sullivan in the Washington Post calls it “almost shockingly good. And not […]

MEGARESORTS TO FEATURE DREAMWORKS ANIMATION CHARACTERS

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who cut his teeth at the Walt Disney Co., may not be ready to build a DWA version of Disneyland, but he’s certainly busy playing with the idea of using the characters from his popular franchises in popular outdoor settings. Today’s (Thursday) New York Times reported that DWA has agreed […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TO SERIALIZE ITS HIT FRANCHISES

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg has indicated that each of his studio’s hit films will produce a series of serialized sequels. In an interview with Britain’s Empire magazine, Katzenberg said the studio’s franchises all “have a beginning, a middle and an end; they’re not open-ended. Each of the films is a chapter of a story […]

SHREK GETS A TOUCH-UP

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation says it has “touched up” more than 700 scenes from its four Shrek movies for its holiday DVD/Blu-ray Disc package: Shrek: The Whole Story, which is being released by Paramount Home Video on Dec. 7. Home Media magazine quoted CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg as saying that the Shrek discs represent “our heritage here, the […]

DREAMWORKS TO ISSUE HOLIDAY SHREK COLLECTION

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation, which has experienced declining sales of DVDs for its Shrek franchise, is hoping to give it a boost by combining all four Shrek features into a DVD and Blu-ray gift set, Shrek: The Whole Story, and releasing it in time for the holiday season on Dec. 7. Paramount Home Entertainment, which distributes the […]

TOY STORY 3 HEADS FOR INFINITY AT BOX OFFICE

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toy Story 3 crossed the $400-million mark over the weekend as it took in $2.2 million to climb to $400.8 million domestically. It thereby became the 11th movie to top $400 million and only the second animated film to do so, after Shrek 2, which piled up $436.7 million. Perhaps even more impressive, its overseas […]

“SHREK” PROPS UP FALLING BOX OFFICE

June 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

SHREK MAGAZINE SPREAD ANGERS STUDIO EXECS

April 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount and DreamWorks are upset over a Shrek-related photo spread in the forthcoming summer edition of Vman that features the character and his friends comporting in provocative poses. “While we do respect Vman‘s creative vision, the shoot did not turn out the way originally envisioned when the idea was first presented by the magazine,” a […]