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    TV Exec Michael Wright to Replace Departing DreamWorks Chief Stacey Snider in January

    A pressing question in Hollywood has been what happens after Stacey Snider leaves DreamWorks (and its financing partner Reliance and distributor Disney) for Fox. Well, Steven Spielberg has found a replacement for his departing DreamWorks chief executive. Michael Wright, who last month left his gig a...

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    What the Delay of 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' Says About the Larger State of DreamWorks Animation

    Yesterday, it was announced that DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 3," the latest installment of animated fantasy films loosely based on a series of novels by Cressida Cowell, would be pushed back a full year, to June 9th, 2017. From the outset, the move looked simple enough: not only...

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    Participant Joins DreamWorks' Spielberg Cold War Thriller and 'The Light Between Oceans'

    Social action producer Participant Media and DreamWorks Studios have partnered six times, including two Oscar contenders, Tate Taylor's "The Help" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." So it's no surprise that Participant is joining DreamWorks on two upcoming films that will start filming next month. ...

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    Dreamworks Anims Switch To Xmas, Costner's 'McFarland' Moves to 2015 and Other Release Sched Changes

    It seemed like a head-scratcher that Disney kept the Kevin Costner track movie "McFarland" in a heavy-traffic pre-Thanksgiving slot as long as they have but now cooler and smarter heads have prevailed and the Mouse House moved the film to 2015. In addition, Dreamworks moved two of their animateds f...

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    DreamWorks Animation Acquires Classic Toon 'Felix the Cat'

    The problem is that publicly-held DreamWorks Animation's fortunes rise and fall with each individual release. When "Mr. Peabody" disappoints overseas, the company takes a $57-million write-down. So under pressure to diversify in order to improve DreamWorks Animation's financial performance, Katzenbe...

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    As DreamWorks Preps Next Chapter, Spielberg's Next Two Pics Land Release Dates (UPDATED)

    It looks like we finally have some answers as to what Steven Spielberg is directing next, thanks to an announcement from DreamWorks laying out the release dates for his next project. (UPDATE)

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    Release Schedule Changes--Dreamworks Announces Four Years Of New Animated Titles

    Not dissuaded by the mid range opening for "How To Train Your Dragon 2", Dreamworks announced another three plus years worth of release dates for their upcoming animated titles.,

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    Dreamworks Aims To Regain The Magic With "HTTYD 2" While Jonah And Channing Give it The Old College Try In "22 Jump Street"

    It certainly has been a challenging run for Dreamworks Animation over the last two years. Since June 2012's "Madagascar 3", the company has released four films to mixed results. This week they attempt to regain glory with "How To Train Your Dragon 2".

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    Thanksgiving Gets A Box Office Boost As "Penguins Of Madagascar" Moves to November 26th

    It's penguins to the rescue as Dreamworks and Fox move "Penguins Of Madagascar" up to this Thanksgiving, giving their other animated title, "Home" the heave-ho into next March. On paper this would seem to be a no-brainer move as "Penguins" enjoys far more awareness than "Home" did as the holiday se...

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    Should We Pay More for Content Based on Screen Size? Not a Chance

    Why DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg is wrong when he says that people will pay more based on the size of the digital screen.

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