DreamWorks Animation

Fingerprint and Mondia Partner to Offer World's Best Learning and Entertainment Content for Kids and Families

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:15am

The library features expert-curated content mapped to U.S. Common Core Standards, allowing kids to learn something new every time they play.

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  • The library features expert-curated content mapped to U.S. Common Core Standards, allowing kids to learn something new every time they play.
  • Mondia creates personalized digital experiences for people by providing them with the best and latest digital content anywhere, anytime; from health, entertainment, lifestyle, gaming, music to sports.
  • The San Francisco-based mobile technology company creates custom kids' learning and entertainment platforms and curates content for customers around the world.
  • Fingerprint is funded by leading media and technology investors, including Corus Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Trinity Capital Investment and GSV.

Awesomeness Bolsters Originals With Two New Reality Series, The Click and Date Drop, in Remote Production

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 4:15pm

Awesomeness , a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, today announced the greenlight of two brand-new original series in remote production, created to entertain todays Gen Z audiences.

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  • Awesomeness , a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, today announced the greenlight of two brand-new original series in remote production, created to entertain todays Gen Z audiences.
  • Production is underway on both series, with premieres scheduled to roll out in June on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel .
  • As a leading media brand, Awesomeness worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms.
  • Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.

THE WORLD’S FIRST DREAMWORKS ANIMATION WATER PARK WILL OPEN ON MARCH 19

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:04pm

We cant wait for guests to visit DreamWorks Animation Water Park and experience the completely unique, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring destination that we have created, said Don Ghermezian, Co-CEO of American Dream.

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  • We cant wait for guests to visit DreamWorks Animation Water Park and experience the completely unique, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring destination that we have created, said Don Ghermezian, Co-CEO of American Dream.
  • The worlds first and only DreamWorks Animation Water Park will begin to preview its unmatched experiences on March 19.
  • Guests will be introduced to this over-the-top water park, where the worlds of DreamWorks Animations most adored franchises are brought to life.
  • Tickets for DreamWorks Animation Water Park will go on-sale Thursday, February 27, 2020 at www.americandream.com, with limited quantities available.

Mattel Announces Multi-Year Global Licensing Agreement With Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Riding Free Franchise

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year global licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free, the hit Netflix TV series and upcoming feature film.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year global licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free, the hit Netflix TV series and upcoming feature film.
  • This new agreement builds on Mattel and Universal Brand Developments existing multi-year licensing partnerships for Illuminations Minions, Universal Pictures Jurassic World and Fast & Furious.
  • DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free has captured the imaginations of children and families around the world, said Janet Hsu, Chief Franchise Officer, Mattel.
  • DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free represents todays generation of independent, adventurous girls and celebrates their love of horses and amazing friendships, said Joe Lawandus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Toys and Hardlines, Universal Brand Development.

Dreamscape to Launch "DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy" - A New Free-Flying Immersive VR Interactive Experience at Westfield Century City on December 13th

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

We are excited to introduce audiences to this unprecedented full sensory experience of becoming a dragon rider."

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  • We are excited to introduce audiences to this unprecedented full sensory experience of becoming a dragon rider."
  • In Berk, Dragons and Vikings live together in playful harmony, but poachers pose a constant threat.
  • Experiential venues begin rolling out in December 2018, including its premier location at Westfield Century City Mall.
  • The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television.

Spin Master Named Global Master Toy Partner for DreamWorks Animation's All-New Preschool Series Gabby's Dollhouse

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:30pm

TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com ), a leading, global, children's entertainment company, announced today it has reached an agreement to become the global master toy licensee with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation's all-new preschool series Gabby's Dollhouse.

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  • TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com ), a leading, global, children's entertainment company, announced today it has reached an agreement to become the global master toy licensee with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation's all-new preschool series Gabby's Dollhouse.
  • "We're thrilled to partner with Universal Brand Development on this exciting new TV series that is sure to capture the imaginations of preschoolers," said Ben Gadbois, Spin Master's Global President and COO.
  • "Spin Master has had a long, successful partnership with Universal Brand Development, and we are looking forward to bringing our renowned innovation to the toy line for Gabby's Dollhouse.
  • Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer, Bakugan, Erector by Meccano, Hatchimals, Air Hogs and PAW Patrol.

DHX Media Appoints Industry Veteran Eric Ellenbogen as Senior Advisor

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

HALIFAX, April 4,2019 /PRNewswire/ - DHX Media (or the "Company") (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) has appointed veteran entertainment industry executive Eric Ellenbogen as senior advisor to the Company.

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  • HALIFAX, April 4,2019 /PRNewswire/ - DHX Media (or the "Company") (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) has appointed veteran entertainment industry executive Eric Ellenbogen as senior advisor to the Company.
  • We are pleased that Eric has agreed to serve in this capacity," said Michael Donovan, CEO and Executive Chair, DHX Media.
  • Eric Ellenbogen, a non-executive director of DHX Media, was the Co-President of Classic Media, a business unit of NBCUniversal Studios.
  • At DWA, Mr. Ellenbogen was appointed to the senior management team as Co-Head of DreamWorks Classics and DreamWorks International Television.

iQIYI Successfully Launches Game Adaptation of DreamWorks Animated Film

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:41am

Made in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, the game is inspired by the DreamWorks Animation's 2013 highly popular animated feature film, The Croods.

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  • Made in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, the game is inspired by the DreamWorks Animation's 2013 highly popular animated feature film, The Croods.
  • This collaboration marks iQIYI's first game adaption of a Hollywoodanimatedmovie.The game is also planned for future release in Southeast Asia and North America.
  • "iQIYI considers online gaming an integral part of our ecosystem and diversified monetization model," said He Yunpeng, SVP of iQIYI.
  • "Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have a proven track record of producing animated classics, and we are proud of partnering with the team to bring this beloved Hollywood film adaptation to Chinese gamers."

Walmart and DreamWorks Animation Invite Fans to Step Into the Hidden World of How to Train Your Dragon Through New Virtual Reality Experience

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 5:01am

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and DreamWorks Animation aremakingthis a reality a virtual reality through an exclusive, first-of-its-kind immersive V-commerce activation tied to the upcoming theatrical release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

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  • Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and DreamWorks Animation aremakingthis a reality a virtual reality through an exclusive, first-of-its-kind immersive V-commerce activation tied to the upcoming theatrical release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190213005930/en/
    Walmart customer tests VR experience into the hidden world of How to Train Your Dragon.
  • As part of this, the tour will featureHow to Train Your Dragon merchandise available for purchase in a branded, immersive gift shop.
  • The How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour is a great opportunity for our customers to engage with this fantastic franchise.

Academy Scientific and Technical Award Winning OpenColorIO Joins Academy Software Foundation

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 5:13pm

Initially developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks , OCIO is an Academy Scientific and Technical Award winning color management solution for creating and displaying consistent images across multiple content creation applications during visual effects and animation production.

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  • Initially developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks , OCIO is an Academy Scientific and Technical Award winning color management solution for creating and displaying consistent images across multiple content creation applications during visual effects and animation production.
  • "We want to contribute OpenColorIO back to the community that relies on it, and the Academy Software Foundation is the natural fit.
  • The Foundation is also home to OpenVDB , an Academy Scientific and Technical Award winning industry standard developed by DreamWorks Animation for creating more detailed and realistic volumetric images.
  • The Academy Software Foundation will maintain and further develop the project with oversight provided by a technical steering committee.