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June 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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February 18, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.announced plans to build a studio in Shanghai in what the Glendale company billed as a landmark agreement with two state-owned Chinese media companies. The creator of the "Shrek" movies said Friday that it was forming Oriental DreamWorks, a joint venture with China Media Capital and Shanghai Media Group, in concert with Shanghai Alliance Investment - an investment arm of the Shanghai municipal government - to establish a family entertainment company in China.
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May 27, 2001 | CHARLES SOLOMON, Charles Solomon writes regularly about animation for Calendar
The PDI/DreamWorks loose adaptation of New Yorker cartoonist William Steig's children's book "Shrek" is "Beauty and the Beast" recast as a "Fractured Fairy Tale"--with multiple fractures.
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July 17, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the studio run by Jeffrey Katzenberg, is planning a fifth and final chapter of its "Shrek" films. The company plans to produce the last movie of the series about a grumpy green ogre after the fourth "Shrek" film is released in 2010, Katzenberg said at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. But DreamWorks Animation so far has committed only to a fourth film, spokesman Rich Sullivan said in an interview.
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June 15, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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November 12, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 4, 2001 | JULIA KELLER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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.
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May 21, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
DreamWorks' "Shrek" out-roared "The Lion King's" non-holiday, three-day record for animated movies with an estimated $42.1-million debut in 3,587 theaters this weekend. Not only was that better than "Lion King's" $40.9-million debut, but it also occurred before the official beginning of summer ("Lion King" opened in June), when audiences are more readily available. Among animated films, only Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2" has ever done better: $57.
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July 17, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the studio run by Jeffrey Katzenberg, is planning a fifth and final chapter of its "Shrek" films. The company plans to produce the last movie of the series about a grumpy green ogre after the fourth "Shrek" film is released in 2010, Katzenberg said at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. But DreamWorks Animation so far has committed only to a fourth film, spokesman Rich Sullivan said in an interview.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.announced plans to build a studio in Shanghai in what the Glendale company billed as a landmark agreement with two state-owned Chinese media companies. The creator of the "Shrek" movies said Friday that it was forming Oriental DreamWorks, a joint venture with China Media Capital and Shanghai Media Group, in concert with Shanghai Alliance Investment - an investment arm of the Shanghai municipal government - to establish a family entertainment company in China.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2001 | JULIA KELLER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2001 | CHARLES SOLOMON, Charles Solomon writes regularly about animation for Calendar
The PDI/DreamWorks loose adaptation of New Yorker cartoonist William Steig's children's book "Shrek" is "Beauty and the Beast" recast as a "Fractured Fairy Tale"--with multiple fractures.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
DreamWorks' "Shrek" out-roared "The Lion King's" non-holiday, three-day record for animated movies with an estimated $42.1-million debut in 3,587 theaters this weekend. Not only was that better than "Lion King's" $40.9-million debut, but it also occurred before the official beginning of summer ("Lion King" opened in June), when audiences are more readily available. Among animated films, only Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2" has ever done better: $57.
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March 15, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
Imagine yourself back in middle school imagining a future in which you will get to hang out with your Best Friend Forever, extending into chronological adulthood that golden moment between childhood dumbness and pseudo-sophisticated teendom -- that time of pranks and projects and of humor as a substitute for self-confidence.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
Weeks after a Silicon Valley county became the first in the nation to ban toys from McDonald's Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children, a public health watchdog group called on the fast food giant to remove the playthings from all its meal packages. Citing toys aimed at promoting the latest "Shrek" movie, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that the plastic promotions lure children into McDonald's restaurants where they are then likely to order food that is too high in calories, fat and salt.
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