June 18, 2007 |
"Shrek" the musical, in development for a 2008 Broadway opening, is looking "Far Far Away" for actors to play headliners Shrek and Donkey. Namely, here. Auditions in Los Angeles for a new show's original Broadway cast don't happen every day, the TV reality show "Grease: You're the One That I Want" notwithstanding.
June 9, 2007 |
Galvanized by the success of "Shrek the Third," Jeffrey Katzenberg says the tale of the green ogre who married a princess will continue. "More Shreks are coming!" said producer Katzenberg, flanked by "Shrek" stars Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers and Justin Timberlake at a news conference Friday in Berlin, where the computer-animated film opens June 21. Katzenberg said there will be a half-hour animated TV special, "Shrek the Halls," featuring the Shrek characters' versions of holiday traditions.
November 12, 2001 |
As emcee of the 29th Annual Annie Awards, voice actor Billy West set the tone Saturday night for the animation Oscars. It's going to be wild and crazy, West promised: "We're going to open envelopes without fear." In fact, the annual gala seems to have mellowed over the years, and the once notoriously scruffy animation crowd to have spruced up. Yes, sneakers continue to be the footwear of choice--new black-and-white sneakers to go with the tux.
November 6, 2001 |
DreamWorks' animated feature "Shrek" sold more than 7 million VHS and DVD units in just three days of release over the weekend. More than 2.5 million DVDs were sold, making "Shrek" the fastest-selling feature in the digital format's history. In the three days, "Shrek" generated a total $110 million in retail revenue.
August 4, 2001 |
If I advised you to see "Bully," the new film about a group of casually homicidal teenagers with beautiful bodies and withered souls, and if I further advised you that "Bully" is actually purer in spirit than a cheerful crowd-pleaser such as "Shrek," you would have ample reason to temporarily revoke my critic's license, pending a thorough investigation of my fitness to dispense cultural commentary.
June 15, 2001 |
By this weekend, DreamWorks' computer-animated "Shrek" is expected to surpass "The Mummy Returns" as the highest-grossing movie of 2001. There may be another film released this summer that takes in more money than "Shrek," which just passed $180 million in box office and is likely to end up taking in somewhere between $240 million and $250 million in the U.S., but there's little chance that one will be more profitable.