January 3, 2014 |
DreamWorks Animation SKG is premiering its first computer tablet, one that will teach kids how to be their own animators. The Glendale-based creator of the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies has partnered with El Segundo-based Fuhu Inc. to create DreamTab, billed as a state-of-the-the art tablet designed for kids. The 8-inch by 12-inch device, which features a new 4.4 Kit Kat Android based operating system, will allow kids to stream movies, TV shows and play games with various innovative parental controls and educational tools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2013 |
President Obama's visit to DreamWorks Animation last month cost Glendale about $61,000, and at least one City Council member thinks the city shouldn't be the only one footing the bill for the increased security. During the Nov. 26 visit, Obama met DreamWorks executives and employees, gave an afternoon speech about the importance of the film industry to the American economy and international diplomacy, and visited with stars of an upcoming DreamWorks movie, including Steve Martin.
November 26, 2013 |
This is the presidential life, Southern California style: Alien invasions. Banjo-playing actors. Threats to animate the next State of the Union address. President Obama dropped into DreamWorks Animation in Glendale on Tuesday, on the second day of statewide swing dedicated largely to fund-raising. Before delivering a speech to employees, he was treated to a VIP tour by the company's chief executive, Jeffrey Katzenberg, a top Obama fund-raiser. At one point they watched as actors Steve Martin and Jim Parsons recorded lines for the studio's upcoming alien invasion film, "Home.
November 26, 2013 |
President Obama praised the entertainment industry for shaping world culture and playing a key role in the international view of America during a speech Tuesday to about 2,000 employees at DreamWorks Animation. "Entertainment is part of our American diplomacy," Obama told the crowd gathered in a sunny courtyard at the animation studio's Glendale headquarters. "It's part of what makes us exceptional, part of what makes us such a world power. You can go anywhere on the planet and you'll see a kid wearing a 'Madagascar' T-shirt.
November 21, 2013 |
President Obama will visit the Glendale campus of DreamWorks Animation SKG next week during a trip to Los Angeles. Obama will tour the site and make a speech to the company's employees, the White House confirmed Thursday. “On Tuesday, November 26, the president will visit DreamWorks Animation facility in Glendale, California, to deliver remarks on the economy," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "The American motion picture and television industry is a growing industry and continues to create thousands of jobs all across the country.
November 5, 2013 |
Nineteen films have been submitted for the Oscars' best animated feature race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, a number which suggests that the category could have five nominees despite a relatively weak year for feature animation. The list contains big studio films, such as the likely front-runner, Disney Animation's "Frozen," as well as DreamWorks Animation's "The Croods," Universal's "Despicable Me 2" and Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. " There are also several small and foreign entries, such as Japanese animator's Hayao Miyazaki's final film, "The Wind Rises," which is being distributed domestically by Disney, and niche distributor GKIDS' French-Belgian production "Ernest and Celestine" and its Japanese movie "A Letter to Momo.