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DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C. (more commonly known as DreamWorks Animation, or simply DreamWorks) is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of Universal Studios, a division of NBCUniversal, itself a division of Comcast. 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 and Trolls. 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.[4] On August 22, 2016, NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, making it a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C.
Subsidiary
Industry Animated films
Predecessor Amblimation
Founded October 12, 1994; 23 years ago (October 12, 1994)[1]
Founders
Headquarters 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, California, United States
Number of locations
3 facilities
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Chris DeFaria (President, DreamWorks Feature Animation Group)
Abhijay Prakash (COO, DreamWorks Feature Animation Group)
Margie Cohn (Head of Animation TV)
Chris Meledandri (Senior Advisor)
Products Theatrical animated short films
Theatrical animated feature films
Television animated series
Owner Comcast
Number of employees
2,700 (2014)[2]
Parent Universal Studios
(NBCUniversal)
Divisions DreamWorksTV
DreamWorks Press
DreamWorks Live Theatrical Productions[3]
DreamWorks Channel
DreamWorks New Media
Subsidiaries DreamWorks Classics
Oriental DreamWorks (45%)
AwesomenessTV (51%)
Website dreamworksanimation.com

As of October 2017, its feature films have grossed $14.457 billion worldwide,[5] with a $417.8 million average gross per film.[6] 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 received three Academy Awards, as well as 41 Emmy and numerous Annie Awards, and multiple Golden Globe & 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 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 3.

Contents

HistoryEdit

DreamWorks SKG era (1994–2004)Edit

 
Entrance to DreamWorks campus in Glendale

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.[7] Some of Amblimation's artists came to DreamWorks in 1995, when the studio's last feature was completed,[8] with the rest doing so following the studio's closure in 1997.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] The releases of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale also made DWA the first studio to produce two CGI animated features in a single year.[14]

Public corporation (2004–2016)Edit

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.[15] 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.[14]

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.[16]

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".[17] 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.[13]

On March 13, 2007, DreamWorks Animation announced it would release all of its films, beginning with Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), in stereoscopic 3D.[18] Together with Intel, they co-developed a new 3D film-making technology, InTru3D.[19]

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.[20] Eventually they started contributing to DreamWorks' feature films as well, beginning with animating part of Puss in Boots (2011).[21]

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,[22] 6th in 2010,[23] 10th in 2011,[24] 14th in 2012,[25] and 12th in 2013.[26]

Beginning in 2010, the studio had planned to release five feature films over the course of every two years,[27] 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."[28] In 2010, DWA became the first studio that released three feature-length CG-animated films in a year.[29] The same year, the company purchased the film rights to the Trolls franchise.[30]

Diversification and expansion (2012–2015)Edit

In July 2012, DreamWorks Animation won a $155 million bid to acquire Classic Media,[31] which has since been renamed to DreamWorks Classics.[32] 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.[33]

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).[34][35] In August 2012, DreamWorks Animation signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for all territories.[36] However, the deal did not include the distribution rights of previously released films, which DWA acquired from Paramount later in 2014.[37] 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.[30] On May 1, Katzenberg and DWA announced their intent to purchase YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, which was finalized later in the month.[38]

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.[39] 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.[40] 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.[41] 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.[42] 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.[43]

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.[44] In June, the rights to Felix the Cat were acquired by DreamWorks Animation from Felix the Cat Productions, owned by Don Oriolo.[45] The same month, DreamWorksTV channel debuted on YouTube and operated by AwesomenessTV.[46] DreamWorks Animation then purchased Paramount's distribution rights to the pre-2013 library in July, and since then, DreamWorks Animation's current distributor 20th Century Fox has assumed distribution rights to the library.[37]

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,[47] but the next day, it was reported that SoftBank had withdrawn its offer.[48] Next 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.[49] Two days later, the talks were reported to have fallen through.[50]

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.[51] The channel first premiered in English on August 1, 2015, and a Thai-dubbed channel launched in September 2015.[52] Also in December, DWA sold a 25% stake in AwesomenessTV for $81.25 million to the Hearst Corporation.[53]

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[54] and Edgar Wright[55] 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.[56]

Universal Studios era (2016–present)Edit

On April 28, 2016, NBCUniversal officially announced its intent to acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, valuing the company at $41 per share. Jeffrey Katzenberg is 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.[57] The sale was approved by board members, but subject to regulatory approval.[58][59]

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).[60][61] DreamWorks Animation's last film with 20th Century Fox was Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and DreamWorks Animation's first film with Universal Pictures will be How to Train Your Dragon 3 and also includes Everest, Trolls 2 and The Boss Baby 2.[62][63]

On June 21, 2016, the acquisition was approved by the United States Department of Justice.[64][65] The purchase was closed on August 22, 2016; the company now operates as a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.[66][67]

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.[63][68][69][70][71]

On December 21, 2016, Mireille Soria stepped down from her position as co-president of DreamWorks' Feature Animation division.[72][73][74]

In January 2017, Christopher DeFaria joined DreamWorks Animation in the newly created position of president of the DreamWorks Feature Animation Group.[75] As president, DeFaria will oversee all aspects of DWA's feature animation business, including slate strategy, development, production; innovation and technology; and business affairs.[75][76]

On February 15, 2017, Universal acquired a minority stake in Amblin Partners, strengthening the relationship between Universal and Amblin,[77] 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 the animated film, Spooky Jack.[78] The film is set to be released on September 17, 2021.[79]

On October 6, it was announced that Abhijay Prakash will be COO of DWA.[80]

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 does for their feature films. The first short film to be produced under the program will be Bird Karma, which will premiere in Spring 2018.[81]

PartnershipsEdit

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.[82]

In 2005, AMD signed a three-year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and DreamWorks announced that they would use Intel processors for future productions.[83]

The DreamWorks Experience: Royal Caribbean CruiselineEdit

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.[84]

The DreamWorks Experience: Gaylord Hotels (2011–2015)Edit

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.[85]

ProductionsEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Released filmsEdit

# Title Release date Budget[86] Gross[86] RT MC[87]
1 Antz October 2, 1998 $42-60 million $171 million 96% 72
2 The Prince of Egypt December 18, 1998 $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 $45 million $225 million 97% 88
5 Shrek May 18, 2001 $60 million $484 million 88% 84
6 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron May 24, 2002 $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 $150 million $920 million 88% 75
9 Shark Tale October 1, 2004 $75 million $367 million 35% 48
10 Madagascar May 27, 2005 $75 million $533 million 55% 57
11 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit[R] October 7, 2005 $30 million $193 million 95% 87
12 Over the Hedge May 19, 2006 $80 million $336 million 75% 67
13 Flushed Away[R] November 3, 2006 $149 million $178 million 72% 74
14 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 $160 million $799 million 41% 58
15 Bee Movie November 2, 2007 $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 $150 million $604 million 64% 61
18 Monsters vs. Aliens March 27, 2009 $175 million $382 million 72% 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 $130 million $322 million 73% 63
22 Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011 $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 $145 million $747 million 79% 60
25 Rise of the Guardians November 21, 2012 $145 million $307 million 74% 57
26 The Croods March 22, 2013 $135 million $587 million 71% 55
27 Turbo July 17, 2013 $127 million $283 million 67% 58
28 Mr. Peabody and Sherman March 7, 2014 $145 million $275 million 80% 59
29 How to Train Your Dragon 2 June 13, 2014 $145 million $621 million 92% 76
30 Penguins of Madagascar November 26, 2014 $132 million $373 million 72% 53
31 Home March 27, 2015 $135 million $386 million 47% 55
32 Kung Fu Panda 3 January 29, 2016 $145 million $521 million 87% 66
33 Trolls November 4, 2016 $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 $38 million $125 million 86% 69
R Not produced, but released by DreamWorks Animation under its label.

Upcoming filmsEdit

# Title Release date Ref(s)
36 How to Train Your Dragon 3 March 1, 2019 [88][89][90][91]
37 Everest September 27, 2019 [92][93][94][91]
38 Trolls 2 April 17, 2020 [95][96][97][98]
39 The Croods 2 September 18, 2020 [99]
40 The Boss Baby 2 March 26, 2021 [100]
41 Spooky Jack September 17, 2021 [101][102]

Films in developmentEdit

Title Ref(s)
Shrek 5 [103][104][105]
Shadows [106][107][108][109][110][111][103][112]
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations [88][113][114][115][116][117][118]
Mumbai Musical [119][120][88][121][122][123][124][125][126]
Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves [120][127][128][129]
Madagascar 4 [120][127]
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend [130]
Hot Stuff [131]
Untitled Voltron film [132][133]
The Wizards of Once [134]

Direct-to-video filmsEdit

# Title Release date
1 Joseph: King of Dreams November 7, 2000

Television specialsEdit

# Title Release date Network
1 Shrek the Halls November 28, 2007 ABC
2 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from
Outer Space
October 28, 2009 NBC
3 Merry Madagascar November 17, 2009
4 Scared Shrekless October 28, 2010
5 Kung Fu Panda Holiday November 24, 2010
6 Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury November 15, 2011 Direct-to-video
7 Madly Madagascar January 29, 2013
8 Trolls Holiday[135][136][137] November 24, 2017 NBC

Short filmsEdit

# Title Release date
1 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party November 2, 2001
2 Shrek 4-D May 23, 2003
3 Cyclops Island November 18, 2003
4 Far Far Away Idol November 5, 2004
5 Club Oscar February 8, 2005
6 The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper October 7, 2005
7 First Flight May 19, 2006
8 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure October 17, 2006
9 Secrets of the Furious Five November 9, 2008
10 B.O.B.'s Big Break September 29, 2009
11 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon October 15, 2010
12 Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular December 7, 2010
13 Megamind: The Button of Doom February 25, 2011
14 Thriller Night September 13, 2011
15 The Pig Who Cried Werewolf October 4, 2011
16 Night of the Living Carrots October 13, 2011
17 Book of Dragons November 15, 2011
18 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters December 13, 2011
19 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos February 24, 2012
20 Almost Home March 7, 2014
21 Rocky and Bullwinkle October 14, 2014
22 Dawn of the Dragon Racers November 11, 2014
23 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll December 15, 2015
24 Panda Paws May 16, 2016
25 The Boss Baby and Tim's Treasure Hunt Through Time July 4, 2017
26 DreamWorks Theatre 2018
27 Bird Karma Spring 2018[138]
28 Marooned TBA 2018-2019[138]
29 Untitled short film

Television seriesEdit

# Title Premiere date End date Network
1 Toonsylvania[139] February 7, 1998 January 18, 1999 Fox Kids
2 Invasion America[140] June 8, 1998 July 7, 1998 The WB/Kids' WB
3 Alienators: Evolution Continues[141] September 15, 2001 June 22, 2002 Fox Kids
4 Father of the Pride August 31, 2004 May 27, 2005 NBC
5 The Penguins of Madagascar November 29, 2008 December 19, 2015 Nickelodeon (2008–2012)
Nicktoons (2013–2015)
6 Neighbors from Hell June 7, 2010 July 26, 2010 TBS
7 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness September 19, 2011 June 29, 2016 Nickelodeon (2011–2014)
Nicktoons (2016)
8 DreamWorks Dragons August 7, 2012 present Cartoon Network (2012–2014)
Netflix (2015–present)
9 Monsters vs. Aliens March 23, 2013 February 8, 2014 Nickelodeon
10 Turbo FAST December 24, 2013 February 5, 2016 Netflix
11 VeggieTales in the House November 26, 2014 September 23, 2016
12 All Hail King Julien December 19, 2014 present
13 The Adventures of Puss in Boots January 16, 2015 present
14 Dinotrux[142][143][144][145] August 14, 2015 present
15 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show[146][147] October 9, 2015 April 21, 2017
16 Dawn of the Croods[148] December 24, 2015 July 7, 2017
17 Noddy, Toyland Detective[149][150] April 2, 2016 present France 5 (France)
Channel 5 (UK)
Universal Kids (USA)
18 Voltron: Legendary Defender[151][152][153] June 10, 2016 present Netflix
19 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh[154] July 29, 2016 present
20 Trollhunters[129][155][156][157] December 23, 2016 present
21 VeggieTales in the City February 24, 2017 present
22 Spirit Riding Free [158] May 5, 2017 present
23 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! [137][159][160] January 19, 2018
24 She-Ra[161] 2018
25 The Boss Baby: Back in Business[162] 2018
26 Harvey Street Kids[163] 2018
27 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants[164] 2018
28 3 Below[165] 2018 TBA
29 Wizards[165] 2019 TBA
30 Mr. Magoo[166] TBA France 3 (France)[167]
31 Cow Boy[168] TBA TBA
32 Felix the Cat[169] TBA TBA

AccoladesEdit

Edwin R. Leonard, CTO of DreamWorks Animation, won a special achievement award at the 2008 Annies for driving their innovative work with Open Source Software and Linux.[170]

Academy AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
1998 The Prince of Egypt Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated
Best Original Song "When You Believe" Won
2001 Shrek Best Animated Feature Aron Warner
Best Adapted Screenplay Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman Nominated
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Best Animated Feature Jeffrey Katzenberg
2004 Shrek 2 Andrew Adamson
Best Original Song "Accidentally in Love"
Shark Tale Best Animated Feature Bill Damaschke
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Nick Park and Steve Box Won
2008 Kung Fu Panda John Stevenson and Mark Osborne Nominated
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
Best Original Score John Powell
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Best Animated Feature Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Puss in Boots Chris Miller
2013 The Croods Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
2016 Trolls Best Original Song "Can't Stop the Feeling!"

Golden GlobesEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
1998 The Prince of Egypt Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated
Best Original Song "When You Believe"
2000 Chicken Run Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
2001 Shrek
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Best Original Song "Here I Am"
2004 Shrek 2 "Accidentally in Love"
2007 Bee Movie Best Animated Feature Film
2008 Kung Fu Panda
2010 How to Train Your Dragon
2011 Puss in Boots
2012 Rise of the Guardians
2013 The Croods
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Won
2016 Trolls Best Original Song "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Nominated

Critics' Choice AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
1998 The Prince of Egypt (tied with A Bug's Life) Best Animated Feature Won
2000 Chicken Run
2001 Shrek
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Nominated
2004 Shrek 2  
Best Song "Accidentally in Love"
2005 Madagascar Best Animated Feature
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Won
2006 Over the Hedge Nominated
2008 Kung Fu Panda
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
2010 How to Train Your Dragon
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Rise of the Guardians
2013 The Croods
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
2016 Trolls

Annie AwardsEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
1999 The Prince of Egypt Best Animated Film Nominated
2000 Chicken Run
The Road to El Dorado
2001 Shrek Won
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Nominated
2004 Shrek 2
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Won
Madagascar Nominated
2006 Over the Hedge
2007 Bee Movie
2008 Kung Fu Panda Won
2010 How to Train Your Dragon
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Nominated
Puss in Boots
2012 Rise of the Guardians
2013 The Croods
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Won
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Nominated

National Board of ReviewEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2000 Chicken Run Best Animated Film Won
2001 Shrek
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2

Satellite AwardEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
1998 The Prince of Egypt Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature Nominated
2000 Chicken Run Won
2001 Shrek Nominated
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
2004 Shrek 2
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2006 Flushed Away
2010 How to Train Your Dragon
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
2012 Rise of the Guardians Won
2013 The Croods Nominated
Turbo
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
2016 Trolls

Saturn AwardEdit

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Best Animated Film Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore Nominated
2004 Shrek 2 Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon
2004 Shark Tale Rob Letterman and Vicky Jenson
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Nick Park and Steve Box
2005 Madagascar Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
2006 Over the Hedge Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick
2006 Flushed Away Sam Fell and David Bowers
2007 Shrek the Third Chris Miller and Raman Hui
2008 Kung Fu Panda Mark Osborne and John Stevenson
Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
2009 Monsters vs Aliens Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon Won
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois Nominated
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Puss in Boots Chris Miller Won
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold Nominated
2015 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni and Melissa Cobb
2016 Trolls Mike Mitchell and Gina Shay

See alsoEdit

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