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By Russ Britt and Russ Britt,Los Angeles Daily News | June 25, 1995
Walt Disney Co. has 1,200 accomplished animators -- and the rest of Hollywood wants them.DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros. Studios and Hanna-Barbera Inc. are considered the most likely contenders vying for Disney's talent. There also are smaller houses such as Rich Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., that will struggle to retain their place in the widening animation pie.Although it has yet to make a film, DreamWorks could be the most formidable of the three. Jeffrey Katzenberg, who revived Disney's animation division, has his heart set on creating a similar machine at DreamWorks.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2011
A cake was delivered to the Baltimore Sun's offices one day a few months back. It was a seven-layer cake from Caroline's Cakes in Annapolis. Gosh, was it good. I remember having posted about how good it was somewhere -- Twitter or Facebook or here? -- but now I can't find it. Anwyay, the same cake apparently makes an appeance in the new movie The Help , says Suzanne Loudermilk on Baltimore Magazine's In Good Taste blog. By most accounts, the cake gives a layered performance in the film.
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August 9, 1998
Cinema-goers in America frequently make noisy attempts to explain the plot to each other. It is a measure of Steven Spielberg's mastery of his art that his latest film, "Saving Private Ryan," has reduced even the most talkative of audiences to silence.The three-hour epic, released on July 24, has swept to the top of the box office, taking in $30 million in its opening weekend.Critics have hailed the film as easily Spielberg's best. It is also a milestone for DreamWorks SKG, the studio that Spielberg founded four years ago with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | October 6, 2008
Tina Fey continues popular portrayal of Sarah Palin NEW YORK: It's starting to feel like Tina Fey is running for vice president. Fey again returned to Saturday Night Live to play Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as the sketch comedy show continued to pull out all the stops in its election year season. Queen Latifah dropped by to portray Thursday's debate moderator, PBS's Gwen Ifill, and cast member Jason Sudeikis stepped into the role of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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By Richard Verrier and Richard Verrier,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 12, 2005
DreamWorks Animation SKG's troubles continued yesterday as the studio warned it will lose money because of softer-than-expected DVD sales, the second time in two months it has projected a shortfall in its home video business. DreamWorks also disclosed that the Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an informal probe into stock trading around the time it surprised Wall Street in May with earnings that fell short of expectations. DreamWorks said it is cooperating with the inquiry. The disclosure that sales of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale were off sent the computer animator's stock plunging more than 13 percent, or $3.54, to $23.27 a share.
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By Jesse McKinley and Jesse McKinley,NEW YORK TIMES | October 15, 2004
NEW YORK - Placing its most successful franchise in the hands of two young theater talents with relatively short track records, the DreamWorks studio announced yesterday that a musical version of the animated film Shrek would come to Broadway under the direction of Jason Moore, best known for Avenue Q, and with a script by the playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Fuddy Meers). An exact timetable isn't set, but Sam Mendes, the acclaimed theater and film director who is producing the project with DreamWorks, said Shrek was expected to have an out-of-town tryout in 2006, followed by a move to Broadway.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2000
Steve Krauth, Jamie Lloyd and Kennard Pak have three things in common: All hail from Maryland, all were involved with animating the luscious backgrounds that are the highlight of DreamWorks' new film, "The Road to El Dorado," and none of them would have listed "animator" as their top career choice. Krauth, who grew up in Pasadena, started out as a computer systems administrator. Lloyd, who once called Annapolis home, spent a year at College Park trying to figure out what he wanted to do, little expecting he'd be able to make a living off those little cartoon figures he used to doodle in his textbooks.
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September 27, 2002
Starring Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt Directed by Kevin O'Donovan Rated PG-13 (action violence, sexual content, language) Released by DreamWorks Time 96 minutes
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By John Horn and John Horn,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 23, 2004
In response to a DreamWorks Oscar advertisement this year that was deemed "an attack" on another film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added a new rule governing next year's Academy Awards. "Ads, mailings, Web sites or any other forms of campaign communication that attempt to promote a particular film or achievement by casting a negative or derogatory light on a competing film or achievement are not permitted," the new rule says. "In particular, any campaign tactic that singles out `the competition' by name or title is expressly forbidden."
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | October 6, 2008
Tina Fey continues popular portrayal of Sarah Palin NEW YORK: It's starting to feel like Tina Fey is running for vice president. Fey again returned to Saturday Night Live to play Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as the sketch comedy show continued to pull out all the stops in its election year season. Queen Latifah dropped by to portray Thursday's debate moderator, PBS's Gwen Ifill, and cast member Jason Sudeikis stepped into the role of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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By Michael Sragow | November 11, 2007
KILLER OF SHEEP The Charles Burnett Collection SHREK THE THIRD Paramount Home Video, Dreamworks / 29.99 Next to The Bourne Ultimatum, this summer's most satisfying three-peat, Shrek the Third, comes to DVD in all its slapstick glory. The best special feature is film of animators pitching sequences like a cross between silent clowns and standup comedians.michael.sragow@baltsun.com
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By [Nielsen Media Research, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | November 8, 2007
TELEVISION 1.Dancing with the Stars, Monday, ABC 2.Grey's Anatomy, ABC 3.60 Minutes, CBS 4.CSI, CBS 5.Dancing with the Stars, Tuesday, ABC FILMS 1.American Gangster, Universal 2.Bee Movie, DreamWorks 3.Saw IV, Lionsgate 4.Dan in Real Life, Touchstone Pictures 5.30 Days of Night, Columbia SINGLES 1.Kiss Kiss, Chris Brown featuring T-Pain 2.Apologize, Timbaland featuring OneRepublic 3.Crank That (Soulja Boy), Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 4.No One, Alicia Keys 5.Bubbly, Colbie Caillat ALBUMS 1.Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood 2.Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Kraus 3.Living Hard, Gary Allan 4.Elect the Dead, Serj Tankian 5.Noel, Josh Groban DVDS (SALES)
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By Patrick Goldstein and Patrick Goldstein,Los Angeles Times | July 27, 2007
HOLLYWOOD -- American presidents can serve only two terms. In baseball, even a great slugger is lucky to get a seven-year contract. But at Viacom, Sumner Redstone is apparently king for life. In recent days, the media have been roiling with a new round of eye-rolling tales about the cantankerous Viacom chairman's fights and feuds, from an ugly dispute with his daughter Shari over her succession, to reports that Dream- Works founders David Geffen and Steven Spielberg are still seething over perceived snubs since being acquired by Paramount, a Viacom subsidiary, in late 2005.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | May 18, 2007
When the Gingerbread Man's life flashes before his eyes in Shrek the Third, and icing covers the scars where Lord Farquaad tortured him in Shrek, you're savoring the craft of Larry Cutler, a former Marylander. When thousands of baby Shreks invade the ogre's hovel and somehow look right at home there - that's partly due to the eye of another former Marylander, Jimmy Maidens. Cutler and Maidens belong to the PDI/DreamWorks Animation empire, based in Redwood City, Calif.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 3, 2006
About a decade ago, when reports went out that Aardman animators had signed a deal with DreamWorks, a shiver ran up my spine. The team had created the most brilliant short cartoons I've ever seen, Creature Comforts and the Wallace & Gromit series. How could these distinctive British talents with their love for eccentricity survive a partnership with corporate Hollywood? My fears were allayed when Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the WereRabbit turned out to be as wonderful as the most ardent Aardman fans could have hoped.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 19, 2006
Rarely have critters frolicked more hilariously than in Over the Hedge, a movie that should amuse all but the newborn or dead. This first animated release from the marriage of DreamWorks and Paramount has animals that will appeal to the young, humor that will appeal to adolescents, tongue-in-cheek sophistication that will endear itself to adults and an appreciation of its animated predecessors that should warm the hearts of veteran moviegoers. Over the Hedge (DreamWorks) Starring the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner.
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By [Nielsen Media Research, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | November 8, 2007
TELEVISION 1.Dancing with the Stars, Monday, ABC 2.Grey's Anatomy, ABC 3.60 Minutes, CBS 4.CSI, CBS 5.Dancing with the Stars, Tuesday, ABC FILMS 1.American Gangster, Universal 2.Bee Movie, DreamWorks 3.Saw IV, Lionsgate 4.Dan in Real Life, Touchstone Pictures 5.30 Days of Night, Columbia SINGLES 1.Kiss Kiss, Chris Brown featuring T-Pain 2.Apologize, Timbaland featuring OneRepublic 3.Crank That (Soulja Boy), Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 4.No One, Alicia Keys 5.Bubbly, Colbie Caillat ALBUMS 1.Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood 2.Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Kraus 3.Living Hard, Gary Allan 4.Elect the Dead, Serj Tankian 5.Noel, Josh Groban DVDS (SALES)
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 19, 2006
Rarely have critters frolicked more hilariously than in Over the Hedge, a movie that should amuse all but the newborn or dead. This first animated release from the marriage of DreamWorks and Paramount has animals that will appeal to the young, humor that will appeal to adolescents, tongue-in-cheek sophistication that will endear itself to adults and an appreciation of its animated predecessors that should warm the hearts of veteran moviegoers. Over the Hedge (DreamWorks) Starring the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner.
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By Richard Verrier and Richard Verrier,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 12, 2005
DreamWorks Animation SKG's troubles continued yesterday as the studio warned it will lose money because of softer-than-expected DVD sales, the second time in two months it has projected a shortfall in its home video business. DreamWorks also disclosed that the Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an informal probe into stock trading around the time it surprised Wall Street in May with earnings that fell short of expectations. DreamWorks said it is cooperating with the inquiry. The disclosure that sales of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale were off sent the computer animator's stock plunging more than 13 percent, or $3.54, to $23.27 a share.
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