DreamWorks Animation hits a major milestone with this weekend’s release of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”. It’s the studio’s 35th film released theatrically. But this also marks the end of another chapter in the life of the studio. “Captain Underpants” is the final DWA film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Comcast (NBC/Universal) recently […]
DreamWorks Animation’s first effort of 2017 is “The Boss Baby”, generously adapted from Marla Frazee’s 2010 picture book about a baby with a briefcase who randomly shows-up to the house of a husband and wife. The concept is certainly out-there, and could’ve been taken in a load of directions. My main question going in was […]
In this LCJ Q&A, the EP of DreamWorks Animation’s Netflix spinoff series to their 2015 blockbuster feature discusses working on the show, his life-long love of animation and the announcement of “Shrek 5”.
The directors of DreamWorks Animation’s third chapter in the series discuss this latest adventure of Po the Panda, working with new cast members Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons and the entire Jolie-Pitt family, and the future of the franchise.
“Home” is, for now, DreamWorks Animation’s only 2015 release. Thankfully, based on the early box office, it’s helping bring the studio back from the brink of financial disaster. Adapted from the novel “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex, “Home” is a very simple, high-energy adventure that’s filled with color and imagination, and is […]
Not long after DreamWorks Animation released its over-the-top, all-star comedy “Madagascar” in 2005, the studio was already thinking about having the film’s breakout characters, the slick and suave Penguins, headline their own movie. Now, nearly 10 years later (and following two more “Madagascar” films and a “Penguins” TV series on Nickelodeon), the Penguins are finally […]
Academy-Award nominated director Dean DeBlois discusses the returns of Hiccup and Toothless, adding Cate Blanchett to the franchise, the incredible Cannes Film Festival premiere, and details on “Dragon 3”.
DreamWorks Animation’s 2010 surprise hit “How to Train Your Dragon” was one of the Best Animated films of the year (second only to “Toy Story 3”) and is still one of the top-grossing and most impressive films for the studio. Four years later, DWA soars again with “Dragon 2”, a more dramatic, action-packed and visually […]
Father-son relationship issues, bullying at school, parent/principal/social worker meetings, loads of anger, frustration, serious tones and no laughs. All the ingredients of a bad, live-action family comedy. But, amazingly, these are only some of the unnecessary plot elements in DreamWorks’ latest animated feature, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”, which lacks all the fun and wonder of […]