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Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman To Topline Dreamworks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2011 2:23 AM
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Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher Also Among Cast, Leonardo DiCaprio Out; 'Rabbit Hole' Scribe David Lindsay-Abaire Penning The ScreenplayFor over a decade now, DreamWorks Animation have been consistently behind Pixar in their output: films like of "Shark Tale," "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and the "Shrek" sequels substitute star voices, bombastic action sequences and already-past-their-sell-by-date pop culture gags for heart and soul, to increasingly diminishing returns. But, to their credit, the company seem keen to change things, bringing on big creative names to aid their newer projects: Guillermo Del Toro will serve as executive producer on many of the company's new films, and top-flight writers like Charlie Kaufman and Noah Baumbach are writing sequels to "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar."

Dreamworks Animation Readies First Musical, 'Monkeys Of Bollywood'; A.R. Rahman Composing Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2011 10:18 AM
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DreamWorks, that other animation studio besides Pixar and Disney, just announced their newest animated musical project titled “Monkeys of Bollywood.” Based on the Hindu poem “The Ramayana,” the concept follows two monkeys instead of humans, in a bid to capture the attention of children worldwide. The monkeys try to stop an ancient demon from taking over the world.

So, There's Going To Be 6 'Kung Fu Panda' Movies For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 7:53 AM
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Guaranteeing Continued Employment For Jack BlackSo "Shrek" spawned four movies, three spinoff movies, 10 videogames, a Broadway musical and most importantly, it made DreamWorks Animation a shitload of money. It seems their plan of cramming franchises down your throat until you choke on it is working as speaking with Empire, studio head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed he plans to keep the gravy train rolling on several animated franchise vehicles.

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