Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.
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Adaptation of Aaron Blabey’s book series about notorious bad guys going good debuts April 15, 2022; Antonio Banderas reprises his role as the suave feline outlaw in the new sequel premiering September 23, 2022.
John Lasseter-led animation studio’s purchase of Spanish CG animation studio brings development and production under one roof; new entity will be named Skydance Animation Madrid.
Daniel Kaluuya’s 59% will team with Mattel Films and Valparaiso Pictures to produce a live-action feature based on the children’s series ‘Barney & Friends.’
High-profile creative hires Emile Ghorayeb, Keith Roberts and Spencer Cook join Gilman to bolster studio’s global expansion plans.
Former Sony Pictures Entertainment President will oversee strategic planning and primary business operations.
Illumination’s Chris Meledandri to oversee new story ideas for two popular DreamWorks Animation franchises.
Chinese-American ‘bird out of water’ animated feature directed by Christopher Jenkins finally reaches U.S. audiences.
Original Force’s animated comedy, directed by Chris Jenkins and produced by Sandra Rabins and Penny Finkelman Cox, will finally reach a U.S. audience.
Features will be budgeted between $15 million and $20 million, with ‘Goose Chase’ and ‘The Silk Road Rally’ -- both directed by Ross Venokur -- greenlit for production.
Agreement covering features and original series is the streaming service’s largest deal to date for kids and family licensing.
DreamWorks Animation’s zany new CG feature, directed by David Soren, brings popular Dav Pilkey book series to life.
Producer Gina Shay talks hugs, fuzz and the pressures of producing DWA’s peppy new animated musical comedy, now available on Digital HD and coming on Blu-ray and DVD.
Computer graphics pioneer heading online animation community and next-gen virtual animation pipeline discusses disruptive technologies at the Spark Animation 2016: Business Symposium.
Parent company NBCUniversal will reportedly greenlight two DWA films a year, beginning in 2019 with ‘Shrek 5,’ and ‘Shadows’ from Edgar Wright and David Walliams.
First-ever Golden Ticket grants the studio head with a lifetime pass to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, now underway in France.
Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri to oversee DreamWorks Animation; Jeffrey Katzenberg to serve as chairman of a new entity called DreamWorks New Media.
Jeffrey Katzenberg-led studio and Universal-owned Illumination Entertainment to remain separate brands if a $3 billion deal with parent company Comcast goes through.