DreamWorks Animation (or simply DreamWorks) is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast though its wholly owned subsidiary of NBCUniversal. It is based in Glendale, California and produces animated films, television programs and online virtual games. The studio has currently released a total of 35 feature films.
Why They Rock
- They're probably best known for creating computer animated films that have become franchises such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
- Great voice acting in their films.
- Their films have some hilarious, groundbreaking and/or heartwarming moments.
- They did a great job creating Antz, which was DreamWorks' first feature film, as well as the third fully-CGI animated film ever made (after Toy Story and Cassiopeia). It was then followed by The Prince of Egypt.
- Not only have they created computer animated films, they've also created traditionally animated films and stop-motion co-productions with Aardman Animations.
- While the logo has the same thing with DreamWorks Pictures SKG, it switched to the logo of DreamWorks Animation, which was beautiful and realistic.
- They've spawned television shows based on their films.
- Great music scores.
- While most of their films are very good, others are really bad or at the very least mediocre, such as Shark Tale, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After and The Boss Baby.
- Some of their films have bombed at the box office.
Movies with their own Pages
- Antz (1998)
- The Prince of Egypt (1998)
- The Road to El Dorado (2000)
- Chicken Run (2000)
- Shrek (2001)
- Shrek 2 (2004)
- Madagascar (2005)
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
- Over the Hedge (2006)
- Flushed Away (2006)
- Kung Fu Panda (2008)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
- Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
- Megamind (2010)
- Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
- Puss in Boots (2011)
- Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
- Rise of the Guardians (2012)
- The Croods (2013)
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
- Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
- Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
- Trolls (2016)
- Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
- The animation studio was distributed by the main studio, DreamWorks Pictures from 1998 to 2005, Paramount Pictures from 2006 to 2012, 20th Century Fox from 2013 to 2017, and Universal Pictures since 2017.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg worked for Walt Disney Studios as a chairman before he became the co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks.