In what is likely the first instance of characters created by computer animation for a theatrical motion picture showing up in a television special, ABC plans to air Shrek the Halls from Dreamworks Animation in December 2007. Like the movie, the Christmas TV special will feature the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas, ABC said in a statement. The special, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said, "follows a natural storytelling path for us, and we're so happy to be partnered with ABC in expanding the world of Shrek into the television arena." In a manner of speaking, the deal also reunites Katzenberg with Disney for the first time since his rancorous split with former Disney chief Michael Eisner in 1994.




07/11/2006