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HP and DreamWorks Unite to Create Kung Fu Panda 2

HP and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) have united once again to create the studio’s action packed 3-D film "Kung Fu Panda 2," which hits theatres today.

Press Release from HP

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 26, 2011 — HP and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) have united once again to create the studio’s action packed 3-D film "Kung Fu Panda 2," which hits theatres today.

For ultimate performance, production artists at DreamWorks Animation relied on powerful HP Z800 Workstations to achieve industry firsts while designing everything from whirling water and lush green lands to battle scenes filled with thousands of life-like animals.

For more than a decade, HP and DreamWorks Animation have worked side by side to create revolutionary technology that have helped craft eye-popping, heart-racing and awe-inspiring animation features like the "Shrek" series, "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Megamind."

In "Kung Fu Panda 2," Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

HP’s high-performance workstations have been fine-tuned to meet the detailed and demanding creative needs of DreamWorks Animation. The HP Z800 Workstations are radically faster - as much as 50 percent for some applications - than their predecessors and are the workstation of choice for several studios around the world.

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