Comic Riffs: Shrek


Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 11/07/2010

Box Office: 'MEGAMIND' wins record-setting holiday kickoff weekend

UPDATE: Megamind became the biggest blue character to hit the screen since the Na'vi, pacing a record-setting weekend. DreamWorks Animation's "Megamind" won the weekend by grossing $47.7-million at the domestic box office -- making it DWA's third film this...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:45 PM ET, 11/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word | Tags:  Despicable Me, Dreamworks Animation, How to Train Your Dragon, Megamind, Shrek Forever After

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 08/16/2010

BOX OFFICE: 'Toy Story 3' now Disney's biggest non-Depp film ever

With the weekend's final box-office numbers out this afternoon, it's official: "Toy Story 3" is now the most successful Disney film not to star Johnny Depp. Pixar/Disney's "Toy Story 3" has now grossed $940.1-million globally, according to boxofficemojo; the...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:15 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word | Tags:  Shrek 2, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Toy Story 3

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/11/2010

BOX OFFICE: 'Despicable Me' wins weekend with 'surprisingly' strong debut

About halfway into viewing the new "Despicable Me" -- and it's at the midpoint that the film really begins to gain entertainment traction as it grows a heart -- I realized to whose lineage the animated hit properly belongs....

By Michael Cavna  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Despicable Me, Shrek Forever After, The Last Airbender, Toy Story 3

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/21/2010

BOX OFFICE: Pixar's 'Toy Story 3' dominates weekend with $110M debut [UPDATED]

MONDAY UPDATE: "Toy Story 3" got a million-dollar boost from Monday's final weekend box-office numbers. The third film in the Pixar trilogy grossed $110.3-million domestically, holding its spot as the second biggest animated debut ever and the biggest June...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Disney Pixar, Iron Man 2, Jonah Hex, Shrek, Toy Story 3, Transformers

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/06/2010

Get Him to the Peak: 'SHREK' stays No. 1 at box office

DreamWorks Animation SHREK may have had to recall millions of glasses, but that didn't stop the animated mega-franchise from moving plenty of 3-D glasses over the weekend. "Shrek Forever After" made $25.3-million over the weekend to remain No.-1 at...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General | Tags:  How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Marmaduke, Shrek Forever After

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/23/2010

BOX OFFICE: 'Shrek' 4 opens a little less green with $71M debut [UPDATED]

DreamWorks Animation UPDATE: "Shrek Forever After" was tops at the domestic box office this weekend by earning $71.3-million, according to studio estimates -- but not even new villain Rumpelstiltskin could spin the franchise's first 3-D film into record gold....

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  DreamWorks Animation SKG, Iron Man 2, Marvel/Paramount, Shrek Forever After

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/21/2010

The 'Riffs Interview: 'SHREK' animator Walt Dohrn steps into the oh-so-green limelight

Rumpelstiltskin and Shrek (DreamWorks Animation) A young aspiring animator -- let's call him "Walt D." -- comes to Hollywood with big dreams in tow. He wants to write animated films. He wants to create cartoon characters -- talking animals,...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  CalArts, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Eddie Murphy, Mike Mitchell, Mike Myers, Rumpelstiltskin, Shrek Forever After, Walt Disney, Walt Dohrn