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F. Murray Abraham Joins How To Train Your Dragon 3

F. Murray Abraham has joined 'How To Train Your Dragon 3'.The 78-year-old 'Scarface' actor will be lending his voice to the villain Grimmel, who is reportedly set to cause problems for the hero of the...

Pretty Woman's Alternate Ending

Julia Roberts' character in 'Pretty Woman' was originally meant to die of a drug overdose.Former Disney studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg has revealed they were ''debating'' killing off Vivian Ward - a prostitute who falls in...

Barry Jenkins To Co-judge Elton John's Video Competition

The veteran musician issued a call to aspiring filmmakers last month (Dec16), urging them to enter the global contest by creating promos for his songs Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, and Bennie and the...

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Suffers Another Delay

The release of 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' has been delayed again.The long-awaited release of the third movie in the franchise has been hindered by a variety of different issues and will now not...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raves About Fifth Shrek Movie As Hollywood Honours Him

The DreamWorks co-founder revealed new sequel plans are in the works while planting his hands and feet in cement outside the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday (29Sep16), assuring fans of the lovable...

Kirk Douglas Helps Fund Alzheimer's Care Facility On 99th Birthday

The legendary actor and his wife Anne pledged $15 million (£10 million) to the organisation, which provides programmes and services for members of the entertainment industry. Their contribution is going towards...

Movie Boss Jeffrey Katzenberg Thanks Car Chief For Saving His Life

The DreamWorks boss tells The Hollywood Reporter he survived a car crash in Beverly Hills last week (19Oct15) because he was behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S. Katzenberg was hospitalised...

Dreamworks Stock Plumets After Job Cuts And Limited Line-up Announcement

Despite Dreamworks Animation’s big releases from 2014 – such as How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Penguins of Madagascar – the studio isn’t doing all that well financially. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the...

Is Dreamworks Animation About To Be Bought By A Japanese Company For $3.4 Billion?

DreamWorks Animation could be on the verge of being bought by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, for the hefty price of $3.4 billion, it has been reported. DreamWork's Mr Peabody and ShermanThe Hollywood Reporter writes that “a...

Jeffrey Katzenberg To Receive National Arts Medal

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is set to become the first film executive to receive a National Arts Medal from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.The DreamWorks Animation executive, producer of franchises such as Shrek...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Given Top French Honour In Cannes

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg was awarded France's highest cultural honour at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (17May14).The DreamWorks Animation executive, producer of franchises such as Shrek and Disney hits The Little Mermaid and Aladdin,...

Rihanna To Release Concept Album Based On Dreamworks Animation

Rihanna is working on a concept album for new animated film 'Home'.The superstar's next record will be entirely inspired by the new 3D DreamWorks Animation movie, in which she voices a teenager called Gratuity 'Tip'...

Steven Spielberg & Jeffrey Katzenberg Donate $20 Million To Academy Museum

Steven Spielberg and his Dreamworks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg have given officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences an early Christmas gift - a $20 million (£13.3 million) donation.The movie moguls have each...

Rihanna To Become Family Friendly?

Rihanna is being asked to tone down her image so she can be made into a cartoon character. The 'Stay' singer is being sought by DreamWorks Animation studios, who want to make a character out...

If Jeffrey Katzenberg Had His Way, Breaking Bad Would Still Be Going

Luckily, for true fans of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan and his trusty team shored up the plot without any real room for interpretation in the finale of Breaking Bad. But if things has gone Jeffrey...

Croods Lifts Dreamworks Animation

DreamWorks Animation saw its profit soar a whopping 73 percent during the second quarter thanks to strong ticket sales for The Croods, which took in $584 million worldwide. That result no doubt buoyed enthusiasm for...

Netflix Buys More Originals -- This Time From Dreamworks Animation

In what appears to be an accelerating race among video streaming service to see who can offer the most original programs, Netflix announced today (Monday) that it had signed a mult-year deal with DreamWorks Animation...

Katzenberg's Tibet Film Won't Be Controversial, He Maintains

Mention Tibet and the image of the exiled Dalai Lama and the brutal suppression of Buddhist protesters comes to mind, but Jeffrey Katzenberg apparently believes he has found a way to skirt the controversy with...

Dreamworks Animation Pays $33 Million For Awesomenesstv

DreamWorks Animation is paying $33 million in cash -- and possibly a lot more if certain performance objectives are met -- for the little-known (unless you are a teenager) AwesomenessTV, a collection of talk shows,...

Nicolas Cage Was Too Vain For Shrek

Nicolas Cage turned down the role of 'Shrek' because he was too vain.The 49-year-old actor is friends with studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and was initially asked to voice the friendly green ogre - the role...

Dreamworks Animation Turbocharges Its July Release

DreamWorks Animation will get double duty out of its forthcoming theatrical release Turbo, due out in July. On Tuesday, it announced that it will create an animated series for Netflix, Turbo: F.A.S.T., that will become...

Dreamworks Animation Teeters

The studio that brought you Shrek had a day on Wall Street that could be likened to dreck. Stock in DreamWorks Animation tumbled 3.8 percent to $16.75 -- a tad above its 52-week low of...

Tom Hanks And Will Smith Team Up At Governor's Awards 2012

It's been a relatively quiet year for both Tom Hanks and Will Smith, though both teamed up for the Governor's Awards 2012 on Saturday evening (December 1, 2012). Producers of the show had enlisted the...

Governors Awards 2012 See Steven Spielberg And Jeffrey Katzenberg Attend Star-studded Event

This years Governors Awards saw one heck of a turn out in terms of famous faces, with honouree Jeffrey Katzenberg and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg just two of the big names in attendance at...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Picks Up Early Oscars Honour

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg was presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in Los Angeles on Saturday night (01Dec12).The DreamWorks executive, best known for producing animated franchises...

The Rise Of The Guardians Takes Center Stage At The Afi Film Festival (Photos)

The cast of The Rise Of The Guardians [L-R] Jeffrey Katzenberg, Nancy Bernstein, Peter Ramsey, Christina Steinberg and Alec BaldwinThe cast of The Rise Of The Guardians were out in force at the AFI Festival...

Dreamworks Animation To Launch Its Own Cable Network

The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and the Cartoon Network may soon have a new rival -- a channel run by DreamWorks Animation. In a conference call on Thursday, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said that the...

Dreamworks Animation To Launch Its Own Cable Network

The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and the Cartoon Network may soon have a new rival -- a channel run by DreamWorks Animation. In a conference call on Thursday, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said that the...

Dreamworks Animation Chairman Quits Post

DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the animated franchises Shrek and Madagascar, have lost their chairman of eight years. Roger Enrico has resigned from the board of directors, The Los Angeles Times reports. Enrico, 67, has...

Steven Spielberg And Dreamworks Partners Donate $90 Million To Charity

Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen have each donated $30 million (£18.75 million) to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign to aid the elderly.The DreamWorks Skg founders have made the huge...

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