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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
Dreamworks

Type

Public company

Industry

Animated films

Founded

October 12, 1994

Founder(s)

Steven Spielberg
Jeffrey Katzenberg
David Geffen

Headquarters

Glendale, California, United States

Key people

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO
Mellody Hobson, Chairman
Lewis Coleman, President, CFO
Ann Daly, COO

Products

Theatrical animated feature films Television animated series

Owner

DreamWorks SKG (1994–2004)
Independent (2004–present)

Employees

2,200 (2013)
2,400 (2012)

Website

http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is an American animation studio based in Glendale, California that creates animated feature films, television programs, and online virtual worlds. They have released a total of twenty-six feature films, including the franchises of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon. As of October 2012, its feature films have made over $10 billion worldwide,with its $430 million average gross surpassing all other studios besides Pixar ($595 million). Four of DreamWorks Animation's films—Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted—are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, and fifteen of the films are among the 50 highest-grossing animated films, with Shrek 2 being the fourth all-time highest.

Even though the studio also made traditionally-animated films about serious subjects earlier, such as The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, most of their computer-generated films and television series have now gained the studio a reputation for being focused on humor and satire although their most successful recent franchises have it balanced with more dramatic narratives.

The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks in 1997 by some of Amblin Entertainment's former animation branch Amblimation alumni, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004. DreamWorks Animation currently maintains two campuses: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Films produced by DreamWorks Animation were formerly distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures, a subsidiary of Viacom, who acquired the DreamWorks live-action studio in February 2006, spinning it off again in 2008. In 2013, however, 20th Century Fox, a subsidiary of News Corporation, will distribute DreamWorks Animation films for a 5-year-deal.

List of Films

Feature films

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Antz 01998-10-02October 2, 1998 $105,000,000 $171,757,863 95% 6.7
2 The Prince of Egypt 01998-12-18December 18, 1998 $70,000,000 $218,613,188 79% 6.8
3 The Road to El Dorado 02000-03-31March 31, 2000 $95,000,000 $76,432,727 49% 6.6
4 Chicken Run 02000-06-23June 23, 2000 $45,000,000 $224,834,564 96% 7.1
5 Shrek 02001-05-18May 18, 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 89% 7.9
6 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 02002-05-24May 24, 2002 $80,000,000 $122,563,539 69% 6.7
7 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 02003-07-02July 2, 2003 $60,000,000 $80,767,884 45% 6.5
8 Shrek 2 02004-05-19May 19, 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758 89% 7.3
9 Shark Tale 02004-10-01October 1, 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019 36% 5.9
10 Madagascar 02005-05-27May 27, 2005 $75,000,000 $532,680,671 55% 6.8
11 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 02005-10-07October 7, 2005 $30,000,000 $192,610,372 95% 7.6
12 Over the Hedge 02006-05-19May 19, 2006 $80,000,000 $336,002,996 75% 6.8
13 Flushed Away 02006-11-03November 3, 2006 $149,000,000 $178,120,010 72% 6.8
14 Shrek the Third 02007-05-18May 18, 2007 $160,000,000 $798,958,162 40% 6.0
15 Bee Movie 02007-11-02November 2, 2007 $150,000,000 $287,594,577 51% 6.2
16 Kung Fu Panda 02008-06-06June 6, 2008 $130,000,000 $631,744,560 87% 7.6
17 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 02008-11-07November 7, 2008 $150,000,000 $603,900,354 64% 6.7
18 Monsters vs. Aliens 02009-03-27March 27, 2009 $175,000,000 $381,509,870 72% 6.6
19 How to Train Your Dragon 02010-03-26March 26, 2010 $165,000,000 $494,878,759 98% 8.2
20 Shrek Forever After 02010-05-21May 21, 2010 $165,000,000 $752,600,867 57% 6.4
21 Megamind 02010-11-05November 5, 2010 $130,000,000 $321,885,765 73% 7.3
22 Kung Fu Panda 2 02011-05-26May 26, 2011 $150,000,000 $665,692,281 81% 7.3
23 Puss in Boots 02011-10-28October 28, 2011 $130,000,000 $554,709,226 84% 6.7
24 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 02012-06-08June 8, 2012 $145,000,000 $742,110,251 79% 7.0
25 Rise of the Guardians 02012-11-21November 21, 2012 $145,000,000 $303,355,095 74% 7.5
26 The Croods 02013-03-22March 22, 2013 $135,000,000 $283,000,000 70% 7.2
27 Turbo 02013-03-22July 17, 2013 $127,000,000 $273,000,000 67% 6.5
28 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 02013-03-22March 7, 2014 $145,000,000 $273,000,000 79% 6.9
29 How to Train Your Dragon 2 02013-03-22June 13, 2014 $145,000,000 $619,000,000 92% 8
30 Penguins of Madagascar 02013-03-22November 26, 2014 $132,000,000 $373,000,000 71% 6.8
31 Home 02013-03-22March 27, 2015 $132,000,000 $369,000,000 46% 6.7
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Rise of the Guardians

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Rise of the Guardians was the last DreamWorks Animation DVD release to be distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, since 20th Century Fox would announce its distribution agreement with DreamWorks Animation a few weeks after the theatrical release (it was completed in August 2012).

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