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    DreamWorks To Remake Hirokazu Kore-eda's Cannes Prize Winning 'Like Father, Like Son'

    One of our favorites coming out of Cannes this year was Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Like Father, Like Son," with our very own Kevin Jagernauth giving it an "A" and describing as "a warm and lovely film that suggests the easiest thing about raising a child is embracing how complicated it can be." Looks like...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Wows Comic-Con

    Thursday's DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con panel touting Turbo, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 turned into a lovefest for next year's sequel helmed by Dean DeBlois. There were plenty of thrills with new footage and surprises with the announcement of Game of Throne's Kit Haringt...

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    The Matter-of-Fact Multiculturalism of 'Turbo'

    The reviews for Turbo, DreamWorks' animated tale of a snail with a dream to race in the Indy 500, are in, and for the most part, well, "lukewarm" would be overselling them. As City Weeklys Scott Renshaw put it on Twitter, "Turbo strives for nothing, says nothing, accomplishes nothing. It's not 'bad....

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    In the Works: Do We Need a New Version of Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath'? Spielberg Thinks So. (TRAILERS)

    DreamWorks is in negotiations with the estate of author John Steinbeck to make a new version of "The Grapes of Wrath." Per Deadline, Steven Spielberg is interested in producing the film -- but not in directing. One divisive aspect of this new project will certainly be John Ford's classic 1940 adapta...

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    FIRST LOOK: The Logo for Dreamwork's "B.O.O."

    We've nabbed an exclusive first look at the logo for Dreamworks Animation 2015 summer release. Based on an original idea by Tony Leondis (Igor), who is also directing, B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is being produced by Maryann Garger (Astro Boy, Flushed Away) and written by Tom Wheeler ...

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    Dreamworks Concocts Faux Energy Drink Campaign for "Turbo"

    Just in time for Indy 500 weekend! Dreamworks has created a faux-ad for a faux-energy drink - endorsed by race car driver Guy Gagne (voiced by Bill Hader), a character featured in Dreamworks' forthcoming Turbo. Check it out.

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    Inside Dreamworks "Open VDB"

    Dreamworks has released Open VDB, an open source framework developed by DWA engineers for sparse volume data. This is especially useful for volumetric effects, such as clouds. I recently interviewed Ken Museth and Jeff Wike of Dreamworks to learn a bit more about Open VDB and what it is all about.

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    Steven Spielberg Picks Next Project Starring Bradley Cooper

    I keep hoping that Spielberg will push forward with biopic “Gershwin" with Zachary Quinto in the lead role. But Spielberg has chosen his post-"Lincoln" directing gig, and it's not the postponed "Robapocalypse." He's going to Warner Bros. to do “American Sniper” starring Bradley Cooper.

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    Dreamworks Buys Trolls

    The Trolls joins the portfolio of well-known characters Dreamworks recently acquired with their purchase of Classic Media (which included rights to Underdog, Casper The Friendly Ghost, Rankin-Bass' Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Mr. Magoo and literally hundreds of others).

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    DreamWorks Picks Up Tom McCarthy's 'All The President's Men' Style Catholic Church Sex Scandal Drama

    With Pope Francis now installed and working to give the institution and church as a whole an overhaul and a bit of a friendly face, Hollywood is coming around and promising to let them off so easy. Alex Gibney's recent documentary Mea "Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" has spurred all kinds...

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