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DreamWorks Animation Bumps 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' To 2014, Shelves 'Me And My Shadow' & Fires An Unspecified Number Of Employees

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 7, 2013 5:35 PM
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In the crush of new releases that slammed the multiplexes in the fourth quarter of 2012, it was easy to forget what a heavily hyped and disastrously received movie DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" was. The last film released under DreamWorks Animation's distribution pact with Paramount (who is planning to ramp up its own animation production after the financial and critical success of "Rango"), it should have been kids movie catnip – a team of super-heroic mythological creatures team up to fight evil, like "The Avengers" of bedtime stories. But, the failure of "Rise of the Guardians," while an adequate hit overseas, still cost DreamWorks Animation north of $100 million. And now the fallout: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" moves from fall 2013 to spring 2014 (getting the fuck out of the way of Disney's "Frozen"), "Me and My Shadow" gets shelved, and an unspecified number of layoffs will soon sweep through the studio. Gulp.

First Poster Debuts For DreamWorks Animation's 2D/3D Hybrid 'Me And My Shadow'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 24, 2012 11:16 AM
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The first poster has just debuted for DreamWorks Animation’s spring 2012 release, “Me and My Shadow,” on the movie’s Facebook page, and new details of the project have also emerged that make it seem far more interesting than the studio's average animated trifle.

Bill Hader, Kate Hudson & 'Book Of Mormon' Star Josh Gad To Voice DreamWorks Animation's 'Me And My Shadow'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 10:42 AM
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DreamWorks Animation have to be feeling pretty good these days. Coming off their creative highpoint to date with "How To Train Your Dragon," the company picked up two Oscar nominations last week for the solid (if uninspired) "Puss In Boots" and "Kung Fu Panda 2," while arch-rivals Pixar missed out, having dropped the ball for the first time with "Cars 2."

DreamWorks Animation Lineup Through 2014 A Mix Of Sequels & Original Content

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 8, 2011 6:36 AM
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Earlier today, DreamWorks Animation announced its lineup through 2014, with six original films and three sequels to the "Kung Fu Panda," "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon" franchises. Original films are titled "Rise of the Guardians," "The Croods," "Turbo," "Me and My Shadow," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" and "Puss in Boots," a spin-off from the eponymous character in the "Shrek" franchise. This announcement comes on the tail end of CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg's statement last week that DreamWorks Animation would not necessarily be releasing three animated films per year as it did last year.

DreamWorks Animation Announces New Film 'Me And My Shadow,' Will Hit Theaters In March 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 10:05 AM
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Even though DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg is content to keep the money train rolling on the studio's tried and true franchise (there are plans for half a dozen "Kung Fu Panda" movies), the studio will get to some more original content. Eventually.

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