Comic Riffs: DreamWorks Animation


Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010

THE ANNIES: DreamWorks, Disney/Parker lead animation nominations

In what could be a bellwether for the Oscars race, the Best Animated Feature contenders have just been announced for the 38th annual Annie Awards. In announcing all its nominations Monday, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood said the...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/28/2010

When 'Harry' Met Rapunzel: 'TANGLED' debut edged by Potter at box office

As lustrous as it was at the box office, the hair couldn't quite beat Harry. Disney's Rapunzel tale, "Tangled," trailed the seventh Harry Potter film by a whisker at the top of the weekend's domestic box office -- $49.1-million...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/14/2010

BOX OFFICE: Reigning champ 'Megamind' (and 'SNL' parody) derails 'Unstoppable'

Blunted by the power of an animated Will Ferrell, the debut of "Unstoppable" proved, well, stoppable. "Megamind" -- featuring the voice of Ferrell as the blue-headed recidivistic villain -- grossed $30-million to win the top spot at the domestic...

By Michael Cavna  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/26/2010

The 'Riffs Interview: 'TRAIN YOUR DRAGON' directors enter a new dimension

Hiccup, dragon trainer. (DreamWorks Animation SKG) The modern Hollywood animator is accursed with a burden that never bedeviled Walt Disney, Chuck Jones or even the '80s Imagineers who framed each shot of Roger Rabbit. In the era of "Avatar,"...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)