DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C. (more commonly known as DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation SKG, or simply DreamWorks) is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. It is based in Glendale, California and produces animated feature films, television programs and online virtual games. The studio has currently released a total of 35 feature films, including the franchises Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, Trolls and The Boss Baby. Originally formed under the banner of its main DreamWorks studio 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 its Glendale campus, as well as satellite studios in India and China. On August 22, 2016, NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, making it a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
|Founded||October 12, 1994|
|Headquarters||1000 Flower Street, Glendale, California, United States|
Number of locations
|Chris DeFaria (President, DreamWorks Feature Animation Group)
Abhijay Prakash (COO, DreamWorks Feature Animation Group)
Margie Cohn (Head of DWA Television)
Chris Meledandri (Senior Advisor)
|Products||Theatrical animated short films
Theatrical animated feature films
Television animated series
Number of employees
|Divisions||DreamWorks Animation Television
DreamWorks Live Theatrical Productions
DreamWorks New Media
As of October 2017, its feature films have grossed $14.457 billion worldwide, with a $417.8 million average gross per film. Shrek 2 (2004) is among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, and fourteen of the films are among the 50 highest-grossing animated films, with Shrek 2 being the ninth all-time highest. Although the studio also made traditionally animated films in the past, as well as stop-motion co-production with Aardman Animations, all of their films now use computer animation. The studio has earned three Academy Awards, as well as 41 Emmy Awards and numerous Annie Awards, and multiple Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. In recent years, the animation studio has acquired and created new divisions in an effort to diversify beyond the high-risk movie business.
Films produced by DreamWorks Animation were formerly distributed worldwide by its main DreamWorks studio, DreamWorks Pictures, from 1998 to 2005, Paramount Pictures from 2006 to 2012, and 20th Century Fox from 2013 to 2017. Universal Pictures will distribute subsequent DreamWorks Animation films, starting on March 1, 2019, with the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
DreamWorks SKG era (1994–2004)
On October 12, 1994, a trio of entertainment players, film director and producer Steven Spielberg, former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, and music executive David Geffen, founded DreamWorks SKG. To build the talent base, Spielberg brought over artists from his London-based studio, Amblimation, while Katzenberg recruited some of the top animation staff from Disney. Some of Amblimation's artists came to DreamWorks in 1995, when the studio's last feature was completed, with the rest doing so following the studio's closure in 1997.
In 1995, DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC, while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). This new unit would produce computer-generated feature films, beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt, which used both CGI technology and traditional animation techniques.
In 1997, DreamWorks partnered with Aardman Animations, a British stop-motion animation studio, to co-produce and distribute Chicken Run (2000), a stop-motion film already in pre-production. Two years later they extended the deal for an additional four films. With Aardman doing stop-motion, they covered all three major styles, besides traditional and computer animation. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CGI films made in the United States.
Three years later, DreamWorks SKG created DreamWorks Animation, a new business division that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. The same year DW acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, and reformed it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. In 2001, Shrek was released and went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Due to the success of CGI animated films, DWA decided the same year to exit hand-drawn animation business after the next two of total four hand-drawn films. Beginning with Shrek 2 (2004), all released films, other than some co-produced with Aardman, were expected to be produced with CGI. The releases of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale also made DWA the first studio to produce two CGI animated features in a single year.
Public corporation (2004–2016)
The animation division was spun off into a publicly traded company named DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. on October 27, 2004. Katzenberg headed the new division, while Spielberg and Geffen remained on board as investors and consultants. DWA also inherited interests in PDI/DreamWorks. They made an agreement with their former parent to distribute all of their films until they deliver twelve new films, or December 12, 2010, whichever came last.
On January 31, 2006, DWA entered into a distribution agreement with Paramount Pictures, which acquired DWA's former parent and distribution partner, DreamWorks SKG. The agreement granted Paramount the worldwide rights to distribute all animated films, including previously released films, until the delivery of 13 new animated feature films or December 31, 2012, whichever came last.
DWA's partnership with Aardman ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006, having delivered three out of five films. The announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences". DWA retained the co-ownership of rights to all films co-produced with Aardman, with an exception being Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), for which they only kept the worldwide distribution rights.
On March 13, 2007, DreamWorks Animation announced it would release all of its films, beginning with Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), in stereoscopic 3D. Together with Intel, they co-developed a new 3D film-making technology, InTru3D.
In 2008, DWA extended its production pipeline into Bangalore, India, where they established a special unit within Technicolor, named DreamWorks Dedicated Unit. The unit is owned by Technicolor, but DreamWorks hires and trains the animators, who then contribute to DreamWorks projects. DDU at first worked only on TV specials, such as Merry Madagascar (2009), Scared Shrekless (2010), and DVD projects. Eventually they started contributing to DreamWorks' feature films as well, beginning with animating part of Puss in Boots (2011).
Since 2009, the studio has been a regular guest on the list of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. As the only entertainment company on the list, they ranked 47th in 2009, 6th in 2010, 10th in 2011, 14th in 2012, and 12th in 2013.
Beginning in 2010, the studio had planned to release five feature films over the course of every two years, but the next year the studio revisited their plans, "but beyond 2012, Katzenberg said the studio will play it by ear, even if that means abandoning his proclamation that DWA would try to release three pictures in a single year, every other year." In 2010, DWA became the first studio that released three feature-length CG-animated films in a year. The same year, the company purchased the film rights to the Trolls franchise.
Diversification and expansion (2012–2015)
In July 2012, DreamWorks Animation won a $155 million bid to acquire Classic Media, which has since been renamed to DreamWorks Classics. In August 2012, DreamWorks Animation formed a joint venture with Chinese investment companies to establish a Shanghai-based entertainment company, named Oriental DreamWorks, to develop and produce original Chinese films and their derivatives.
According to a Los Angeles Times report, DreamWorks Animation was in talks with Sony Pictures to distribute its upcoming films, such as the 2013 releases of The Croods and Turbo. The report also mentioned a possibility where Sony would handle the United States distribution while 20th Century Fox would handle the international distribution. Renewal of the deal with Paramount was also open, but only with more favorable terms for Paramount (they even offered a one-year extension of the deal, but Katzenberg desired to get a better deal). In August 2012, DreamWorks Animation signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for all territories. However, the deal did not include the distribution rights of previously released films, which DWA acquired from Paramount later in 2014. Rise of the Guardians (2012) was the last DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, and The Croods became the first DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox.
On April 11, 2013, DreamWorks Animation announced that it has acquired the intellectual property for the Trolls franchise from the Dam Family and Dam Things. DreamWorks Animation, which has "big plans for the franchise", has become the exclusive worldwide licensor of the merchandise rights, except for Scandinavia, where Dam Things remains the licensor. On May 1, Katzenberg and DWA announced their intent to purchase YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, which was finalized later in the month.
The next month, DWA announced a multi-year content deal to provide 300 hours of exclusive original content to the video on demand Internet streaming media provider, Netflix. Part of the intent of the deal was in part to establish a more reliable income for DWA to defray the financial risk of solely relying on the theatrical film market. The next day, DWA completed a five-year licensing agreement with Super RTL to start that September for the Classic Media library and the Netflix slate. With the Netflix and Super RTL deals in place for TV, DWA announced executive hiring for its new television group, DreamWorks Animation Television in late July. Former Nickelodeon senior executive Margie Cohn became Head of Television for the group. In September that same year, DreamWorks announced that it has acquired the TV library of London-based Chapman Entertainment with the programs to distributed through DWA's UK-based TV distribution operation.
The next year, in February, DreamWorks announced the foundation of a new publishing division called DreamWorks Press, to publish books in print and digital form. In June, the rights to Felix the Cat were acquired by DreamWorks Animation from Felix the Cat Productions, owned by Don Oriolo. The same month, DreamWorksTV channel debuted on YouTube and operated by AwesomenessTV. DreamWorks Animation then purchased Paramount's distribution rights to the pre-2013 library in July, and since then, DreamWorks Animation's then-distribution partner 20th Century Fox has distributed the library on their behalf until 2018, in which DreamWorks Animation's sister studio Universal Pictures has assumed these responsibilities.
The studio was reported to be acquired two separate times in the end of 2014. First, in September it was reported that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank was in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation for a price of $3.4 billion, but the next day, it was reported that SoftBank had withdrawn its offer. Next on November 12, it was reported that Hasbro was in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation in November. The proposal reportedly calls for the combined company to take the name "DreamWorks-Hasbro" and for Jeffrey Katzenberg to become its chairman, but as a matter of policy, neither Hasbro nor DWA publicly comment on mergers and acquisitions. Two days later, the talks were reported to have fallen through.
DreamWorks Animation announced their launch into the television broadcasting business on December 9, 2014, by creating their own channel called the DreamWorks Channel. With HBO Asia handling affiliate sales, marketing and technical services, the network will launch in several Asian countries (except China and Japan) in the second half of 2015. The channel first premiered in English on August 1, 2015, and a Thai-dubbed channel launched in September 2015. Also in December, DWA sold a 25% stake in AwesomenessTV for $81.25 million to the Hearst Corporation.
On January 5, 2015, DreamWorks Animation announced that Bonnie Arnold, producer of the How to Train Your Dragon series and Mireille Soria, producer of the Madagascar series were named co-presidents of the studio's feature animation division. At the same time, it was also announced that Bill Damaschke will step down from his position as Chief Creative Officer. So far, under Arnold and Soria's current tenure they signed Jason Reitman and Edgar Wright to work on their own animation debuts. Two weeks later, PDI/DreamWorks completely shut down as part of its parent company's larger restructuring efforts.
Universal Pictures era (2016–present)
On April 28, 2016, Comcast officially announced that its NBCUniversal division intended on acquiring DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, valuing the company at $41 per share. Jeffrey Katzenberg was to remain involved in the company as head of DreamWorks New Media, but was to cede control of the studio to Illumination Entertainment's CEO Chris Meledandri, who would oversee both. The sale was approved by board members, but subject to regulatory approval.
At Guggenheim Partners' TMT Symposium, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke discussed how the purchase of DWA would fit into its business strategies. Burke explained that Meledandri planned to "take a lot of the existing DreamWorks franchises and add value as we create new franchises", and that the main goal was to "[take] the low-single-digit returns of the movie business and turn it into a different kind of business" by creating new intellectual property that can be merchandised and adapted into theme park attractions. Burke reaffirmed a commitment to animated features, stating that Universal would be able to release as many as four animated films per-year, divided between DreamWorks and Illumination. Burke also outlined that the purchase would be beneficial to Universal's expanding presence in China (where it is building a new Universal Studios park in Beijing). DreamWorks Animation's last film with 20th Century Fox was Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and their first film with Universal Pictures will be How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World with Abominable, Trolls 2, The Croods 2, The Boss Baby 2, and Spooky Jack in development.
On June 21, 2016, the acquisition was approved by the United States Department of Justice. The purchase was closed on August 22, 2016; the company now operates as a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Although a spokesperson stated that Meledandri would work with Universal Pictures to determine "the most effective path forward for Illumination and DreamWorks Animation", he did not take over DreamWorks as was previously announced, and the two studios remain separate. Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria retained their positions as co-presidents of DreamWorks' Feature Animation division, while Margie Cohn will lead a television animation division for the entire Universal Pictures group. DreamWorks' digital, marketing, consumer products, and gaming divisions will be absorbed into NBCUniversal.
In January 2017, Christopher DeFaria joined DreamWorks Animation in the newly created position of president of the DreamWorks Feature Animation Group. As president, DeFaria will oversee all aspects of DWA's feature animation business, including slate strategy, development, production; innovation and technology; and business affairs.
On February 15, 2017, Universal acquired a minority stake in Amblin Partners, strengthening the relationship between Universal and Amblin, and reuniting a minority percentage of the DreamWorks Pictures label with DreamWorks Animation.
On August 1, 2017, it was announced that DreamWorks Animation and Blumhouse Productions would be working on Blumhouse's first animated film, Spooky Jack. The film is set to be released on September 17, 2021.
On October 6, it was announced that Abhijay Prakash will be COO of DWA.
On November 13, 2017, it was announced that DreamWorks Animation had started a shorts program, called DreamWorks Shorts, which will show original animated short films before DWA's feature films, much akin to what Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios do for their feature films. The first short film to be produced under the program will be Bird Karma, which will premiere in Spring 2018.
On November 16, 2017, it is reported that NBCUniversal's owner Comcast attempted to purchase 21st Century Fox, following the news 10 days earlier that The Walt Disney Company negotiated with Fox to acquire the same assets. Like Disney, the deal included 20th Century Fox—which owned the distribution rights to DreamWorks Animation's 2013–2017 releases—and cable entertainment and broadcast satellite networks including FX Networks, Fox Sports Networks, National Geographic Partners, and Fox International Channels. It would not include the broadcast Fox network and Fox Television Stations, Fox Sports, and Fox News Channel units, all which will be spun-off into a new independent company.
However, on December 11, 2017, Comcast officially dropped the bid, saying that "We never got the level of engagement needed to make a definitive offer.” On December 14, Disney officially confirmed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which is currently under review from the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division. But on February 2, 2018, Universal has taken over the distribution rights to DreamWorks Animation's library and has even purchased Fox's distribution rights to the 2013–2017 library.[not in citation given]
On February 2, 2018, CMC Capital Partners bought DreamWorks', Shanghai Media Group's, and Shanghai Alliance Investment's stake in Oriental DreamWorks, owning the studio in its entirety; Oriental DreamWorks was then renamed "Pearl Studio". Pearl Studio will still collaborate with DreamWorks to produce the upcoming film, Abominable, with the film's original director, Jill Culton, returning.
On February 27, 2018, DreamWorks Animation announced that Kelly Betz has been promoted as Chief Financial Officer.
On May 2, 2018, Hulu announced its first-ever license deal with DreamWorks Animation, becoming the exclusive streaming home for future DWA movies feature films, as well as library films. DWA had streamed exclusively through Netflix since 2013.
DreamWorks Animation has an ongoing partnership with Hewlett-Packard, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, DWA partnered with HP to introduce HP Halo Telepresence Solutions, technologies that allow people in different locations to communicate in a face-to-face environment in real time.
The DreamWorks Experience: Royal Caribbean Cruiseline
The DreamWorks Experience is a package of character interactions and experiences, including shows: Ice shows, Aqua shows, Sailaway parties, parades, wow moments, meet and greets, and character dining, featuring from the Shrek franchise: Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws. The Kung Fu Panda Franchise: Po the Panda, Tigress the Tiger. The Madagascar franchise: Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien the Ringtail Lemur, Mort the goodman Lemur, The Penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, Private. How to Train your Dragon franchise: Toothless, Meatlug, Stoick, Gobber, and other DreamWorks Animation characters. The DreamWorks Experience was announced for Royal Caribbean cruise ships, including ships of the Freedom Class : Freedom and Liberty, Voyager Class : Voyager and Mariner, Oasis Class: Oasis, Allure, Harmony, and Quantum Class: Quantum, Anthem, Ovation, in June 2010.
The DreamWorks Experience: Gaylord Hotels (2011–2015)
In April 2011, the DreamWorks Experience was announced for resorts owned by Gaylord Entertainment in Nashville, Orlando, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. for a four-year contract ending January 1, 2015. After Gaylord was bought out by Marriott, Marriott owners did not renew the contract.
|#||Title||Release date||Distributor/co-production with||Animation service(s)||Budget||Gross||RT||MC|
|1||Antz||October 2, 1998||DreamWorks Pictures||Pacific Data Images||$42–60 million||$171 million||96%||72|
|2||The Prince of Egypt||December 18, 1998||N/A||$70 million||$218 million||79%||64|
|3||The Road to El Dorado||March 31, 2000||$95 million||$76 million||48%||51|
|4||Chicken Run[R]||June 23, 2000||DreamWorks Pictures
|$45 million||$225 million||97%||88|
|5||Shrek||May 18, 2001||DreamWorks Pictures||Pacific Data Images||$60 million||$484 million||88%||84|
|6||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||May 24, 2002||N/A||$80 million||$123 million||69%||52|
|7||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||July 2, 2003||$60 million||$81 million||46%||48|
|8||Shrek 2||May 19, 2004||Pacific Data Images||$150 million||$920 million||88%||75|
|9||Shark Tale||October 1, 2004||N/A||$75 million||$367 million||35%||48|
|10||Madagascar||May 27, 2005||Pacific Data Images||$75 million||$533 million||55%||57|
|11||Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit[R]||October 7, 2005||DreamWorks Pictures
Moving Picture Company
|$30 million||$193 million||95%||87|
|12||Over the Hedge||May 19, 2006||Paramount Pictures||N/A||$80 million||$336 million||75%||67|
|13||Flushed Away[R]||November 3, 2006||Paramount Pictures
|Aardman Animations||$149 million||$178 million||73%||74|
|14||Shrek the Third||May 18, 2007||Paramount Pictures||Pacific Data Images||$160 million||$799 million||41%||58|
|15||Bee Movie||November 2, 2007||N/A||$150 million||$287 million||51%||54|
|16||Kung Fu Panda||June 6, 2008||$130 million||$632 million||87%||73|
|17||Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||November 7, 2008||Pacific Data Images||$150 million||$604 million||64%||61|
|18||Monsters vs. Aliens||March 27, 2009||N/A||$175 million||$382 million||73%||56|
|19||How to Train Your Dragon||March 26, 2010||$165 million||$495 million||98%||74|
|20||Shrek Forever After||May 21, 2010||$165 million||$753 million||58%||58|
|21||Megamind||November 5, 2010||Pacific Data Images||$130 million||$322 million||72%||63|
|22||Kung Fu Panda 2||May 26, 2011||N/A||$150 million||$665 million||81%||67|
|23||Puss in Boots||October 28, 2011||$130 million||$555 million||84%||65|
|24||Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||June 8, 2012||Pacific Data Images||$145 million||$747 million||79%||60|
|25||Rise of the Guardians||November 2, 2012||N/A||$145 million||$307 million||74%||57|
|26||The Croods||March 22, 2013||20th Century Fox||$135 million||$587 million||72%||55|
|27||Turbo||July 17, 2013||$127 million||$283 million||67%||58|
|28||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||March 7, 2014||20th Century Fox
|Pacific Data Images||$145 million||$275 million||80%||59|
|29||How to Train Your Dragon 2||June 13, 2014||20th Century Fox||N/A||$145 million||$621 million||91%||76|
|30||Penguins of Madagascar||November 26, 2014||Pacific Data Images||$132 million||$373 million||73%||53|
|31||Home||March 27, 2015||N/A||$135 million||$386 million||48%||55|
|32||Kung Fu Panda 3||January 29, 2016||20th Century Fox
|$145 million||$521 million||87%||66|
|33||Trolls||November 4, 2016||20th Century Fox||$125 million||$344 million||74%||56|
|34||The Boss Baby||March 31, 2017||$125 million||$498 million||52%||50|
|35||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||June 2, 2017||20th Century Fox
Technicolor Animation Productions
|$38 million||$125 million||86%||69|
- R Not produced, but released by DreamWorks Animation under its label.
|#||Title||Release date||Ref(s)||Distributor/co-production with|
|36||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World||March 1, 2019||||Universal Pictures
Mad Hatter Entertainment
|37||Abominable||September 27, 2019||||Universal Pictures
|38||Trolls 2||April 17, 2020||||Universal Pictures|
|39||The Croods 2||September 18, 2020|||
|40||The Boss Baby 2||March 26, 2021|||
|41||Spooky Jack||September 17, 2021||||Universal Pictures
Films in development
|The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend|||
|Untitled Voltron film[S]|||
|The Wizards of Once|||
|The Bad Guys|||
|Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth|||
- S Combines live-action with animation.
|#||Title||Release date||Distribution/co-production with||Animation service(s)|
|1||Joseph: King of Dreams||November 7, 2000||DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
|#||Title||Release date||Distribution/co-production with||Animation service(s)||Network|
|1||Shrek the Halls||November 28, 2007||NBCUniversal Television Distribution||Pacific Data Images||ABC|
|2||Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from
|October 28, 2009||N/A||NBC|
|3||Merry Madagascar||November 17, 2009||Pacific Data Images|
|4||Scared Shrekless||October 28, 2010|
|5||Kung Fu Panda Holiday||November 24, 2010|
|6||Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury||November 15, 2011||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||N/A||Direct-to-video|
|7||Madly Madagascar||January 29, 2013||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment||Pacific Data Images|
|8||Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale||June 20, 2017||NBCUniversal Television Distribution||N/A||Netflix|
|9||Trolls Holiday||November 24, 2017||NBC|
|10||Home For the Holidays||December 1, 2017||Titmouse, Inc.||Netflix|
|#||Title||Release date||Distribution/co-production with||Animation service(s)||Release with||Notes|
|1||Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party||November 2, 2001||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||PDI/DreamWorks||Shrek||Home video release|
|2||Shrek 4-D||May 23, 2003||Universal Pictures||Theme park ride|
|3||Cyclops Island||November 18, 2003||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||N/A||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||Home video release|
|4||Far Far Away Idol||November 5, 2004||PDI/DreamWorks||Shrek 2|
|5||Club Oscar||February 8, 2005||N/A||Shark Tale|
|6||The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper||October 7, 2005||PDI/DreamWorks||Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit||Theatrical release|
|7||First Flight||May 19, 2006||Paramount Pictures||N/A||Over the Hedge|
|8||Hammy's Boomerang Adventure||October 17, 2006||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||Home video release|
|9||Secrets of the Furious Five||November 9, 2008||Reel FX Creative Studios
|Kung Fu Panda|
|10||B.O.B.'s Big Break||September 29, 2009||N/A||Monsters vs. Aliens|
|11||Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon||October 15, 2010||Duncan Studio||How to Train Your Dragon|
|12||Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular||December 7, 2010||PDI/DreamWorks||Shrek Forever After|
|13||Megamind: The Button of Doom||February 25, 2011||Megamind|
|14||Thriller Night||September 13, 2011||Scared Shrekless|
|15||The Pig Who Cried Werewolf||October 4, 2011|
|16||Night of the Living Carrots||October 13, 2011||N/A|
|17||Book of Dragons||November 15, 2011||Renegade Animation||Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury|
|18||Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||December 13, 2011||Duncan Studio||Kung Fu Panda 2|
|19||Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos||February 24, 2012||N/A||Puss in Boots|
|20||Almost Home||March 7, 2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Theatrical release|
|21||Rocky and Bullwinkle||October 14, 2014||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
|PDI/DreamWorks||Home video release|
|22||Dawn of the Dragon Racers||November 11, 2014||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||N/A||How to Train Your Dragon 2|
|23||Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll||December 15, 2015||Yowza! Animation|
|24||Panda Paws||May 16, 2016||N/A||Kung Fu Panda 3|
|25||The Boss Baby and Tim's Treasure Hunt Through Time||July 4, 2017||The Boss Baby|
|26||Bird Karma||March 23, 2018||Universal Pictures||Theatrical release|
|27||DreamWorks Theatre||June 15, 2018||Theme park ride|
|28||Marooned||TBA 2018–2019||TBA||Theatrical release|
|29||Untitled short film|
|#||Title||Premiere date||End date||Network||Co-production with|
|1||Toonsylvania||February 7, 1998||January 18, 1999||Fox Kids||N/A|
|2||Invasion America||June 8, 1998||July 7, 1998||The WB/Kids' WB|
|3||Alienators: Evolution Continues||September 15, 2001||June 22, 2002||Fox Kids||DIC Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
The Montecito Picture Company
|4||Father of the Pride||August 31, 2004||May 27, 2005||NBC||N/A|
|5||The Penguins of Madagascar||November 29, 2008||December 19, 2015||Nickelodeon (2008–2012)
|6||Neighbors from Hell||June 7, 2010||July 26, 2010||TBS||Wounded Poodle
Bento Box Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
|7||Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness||September 19, 2011||June 29, 2016||Nickelodeon (2011–2014)
|8||DreamWorks Dragons||August 7, 2012||February 16, 2018||Cartoon Network (2012–2014)
|9||Monsters vs. Aliens||March 23, 2013||February 8, 2014||Nickelodeon||Nickelodeon Productions|
|10||Turbo FAST||December 24, 2013||February 5, 2016||Netflix||Titmouse, Inc.|
|11||VeggieTales in the House||November 26, 2014||September 23, 2016||Big Idea Entertainment|
|12||All Hail King Julien||December 19, 2014||December 1, 2017||N/A|
|13||The Adventures of Puss in Boots||January 16, 2015||January 26, 2018|
|14||Dinotrux||August 14, 2015||present|
|15||The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show||October 9, 2015||April 21, 2017||Jay Ward Productions|
|16||Dawn of the Croods||December 24, 2015||July 7, 2017||N/A|
|17||Noddy, Toyland Detective||April 2, 2016||present||France 5 (France)
Channel 5 (United Kingdom)
Universal Kids (United States)
|18||Voltron: Legendary Defender||June 10, 2016||Netflix||World Events Productions|
|19||Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh||July 29, 2016||August 11, 2017||Titmouse, Inc.|
|20||Trollhunters||December 23, 2016||present||Double Dare You Productions|
|21||VeggieTales in the City||February 24, 2017||September 15, 2017||Big Idea Entertainment|
|22||Spirit Riding Free||May 5, 2017||present||N/A|
|23||Trolls: The Beat Goes On!||January 19, 2018|
|24||The Boss Baby: Back in Business||April 6, 2018|
|25||The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle||May 11, 2018||Amazon Video||Jay Ward Productions|
|26||She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ||2018||TBA||Netflix||Mattel Creations|
|27||Harvey Street Kids||Harvey Entertainment|
|28||The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants||Scholastic Entertainment|
|29||3 Below||Double Dare You Productions|
|30||Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny||Amazon Video||N/A|
|31||Mr. Magoo||Spring 2019||France 3 (France)
CITV (United Kingdom)
|32||Where's Waldo?||Fall 2019||Universal Kids||N/A|
|33||Wizards||2019||Netflix||Double Dare You Productions|
|34||Fast & Furious||TBA||N/A|
|35||Felix the Cat||TBA||Felix the Cat Productions|
Golden Globe Awards
British Academy Film Awards
|2000||Chicken Run||Best British Film||Peter Lord and David Sproxton||Nominated|
|Best Visual Effects||Paddy Eason, Mark Nelmes, and Dave Alex Riddett||Nominated|
|2001||Shrek||Best Film||Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner and John H. Williams||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Eddie Murphy||Nominated|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman||Won|
|Best Original Music||Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Wylie Stateman, and Lon Bender||Nominated|
|Best Visual Effects||Ken Bielenberg||Nominated|
|2005||Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit||Best British Film||Claire Jennings, David Sproxton and Bob Baker||Won|
|2006||Flushed Away||Best Animated Film||David Bowers and Sam Fell||Nominated|
|2007||Shrek the Third||Chris Miller and Raman Hui||Nominated|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois||Nominated|
|Best Original Music||John Powell||Nominated|
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Kids' Choice Awards
|2000||The Road to El Dorado||Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Kevin Kline||Nominated|
|Chicken Run||Mel Gibson||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Eddie Murphy||Won|
|2002||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||Matt Damon||Nominated|
|2003||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||Brad Pitt||Nominated|
|2004||Shrek 2||Favorite Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Mike Myers||Nominated|
|Shark Tale||Will Smith||Won|
|2005||Madagascar||Favorite Animated Movie||Won|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Ben Stiller||Nominated|
|Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|2006||Over the Hedge||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Bruce Willis||Nominated|
|2007||Shrek the Third||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Mike Myers||Nominated|
|Bee Movie||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Jerry Seinfeld||Nominated|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Jack Black||Won|
|Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||Favorite Animated Movie||Won|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Ben Stiller||Nominated|
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Reese Witherspoon||Nominated|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Shrek Forever After||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Eddie Murphy||Won|
|Megamind||Favorite Buttkicker||Will Ferrell||Nominated|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Jack Black||Nominated|
|Puss in Boots||Favorite Animated Movie||Won|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Antonio Banderas||Nominated|
|2012||Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Ben Stiller||Nominated|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Penguins of Madagascar||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Jim Parsons||Nominated|
|2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||Most Wanted Pet||Jack Black||Nominated|
|Trolls||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie||Anna Kendrick||Nominated|
|Favorite Frenemies||Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake||Nominated|
|2017||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
National Board of Review
|2000||Chicken Run||Best Animated Film||Won|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2|
|1998||The Prince of Egypt||Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature||Nominated|
|2002||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron|
|2003||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas|
|2005||Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2|
|Puss in Boots|
|2012||Rise of the Guardians||Won|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2|
|2017||The Boss Baby|
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