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Headline News Samsung, DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor Team for 3-D

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:54am

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and Technicolor today announced that they have formed a global strategic alliance for the delivery of a complete 3D home entertainment solution in 2010.

Headline News DiCaprio Voicing DreamWorks' Joyce Adaptation

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Leonardo DiCaprio will make his animated feature film debut when he headlines the cast of the Company’s November 2, 2012 release, “The Guardians” (working title) as Jack Frost.

Headline News THQ, DreamWorks Animation Ink Game Deal

THQ Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation's upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the CG animated television show, "The Penguins of Madagascar."

Headline News DreamWorks Secures $825M

Restructured in 2008 as a private production company, DreamWorks has concluded rounding-up a total $825M in corporate financing for the ‘new’ film company.

The HollywoodReporter notes that sum includes $325M JP Morgan-led bank syndication, a matching amount from DreamWorks principal Reliance Big Entertainment and a $175M commitment from (distribution) partner Disney.

Headline News Indian Billionaire Invests $825M in DreamWorks

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is saying that Indian billionaire Anil Ambani has invested $825 million in DreamWorks Studio. The new movie production house will find Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider and Ambani as partners. The board will consist of Spielberg, Snider, Reliance's Amitabh Jhunjhunwala and Alan Levine, current JPMorgan entertainment advisor and former Sony Pictures CEO.

Headline News DreamWorks Adds Ghostly Project to Schedule

DreamWorks Animation is moving forward with an untitled ghost movie that will compete with two others for a fourth quarter 2012 release, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Referred to internally as BOO U., the feature has Jon Vitti (THE SIMPSONS MOVIE) on board to write the screenplay and will be about a ghost who is bad at his job and has to return to school.

IGOR director Tony Leondis will direct. Gil Netter and Courtney Pledger will exec produce.

Headline News Heroes' Hiro Defenders at DreamWorks

HEROES star Masi Oka has sold a family adventure idea called THE DEFENDERS to DreamWorks, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce the project and EAGLE EYE director D.J. Caruso is in talks to helm. Gary Whitta (THE BOOK OF ELI) will pen the screenplay.

The story finds teenage multiplayer gamers coming together in the real world to become heroes.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation to Create Kung Fu Panda Arena Show

Press Release from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) today announced that it was collaborating with theatrical show production entity run by Franco Dragone to create a live arena show based on its worldwide hit, "Kung Fu Panda."

Headline News Monsters vs. Aliens Pilot Ordered by Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has ordered a pilot from DreamWorks Animation based on MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the news at the 37th Annual J. P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston.

DreamWorks and Nickelodeon announced last week their collaboration on KUNG FU PANDA: THE SERIES and Nick is currently airing THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, another collaboration.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation to Bring Dragon Training to Life

Press Release from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it is in the early development stages on a live arena show based on its upcoming March 26, 2010 release, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. DreamWorks Animation is collaborating with the Australia-based Global Creatures, the international entertainment group specializing in live theatrical productions employing the latest in state-of-the-art animatronic technology, to conceive and execute the arena show.