After returning from their honeymoon and showing "home movies" to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn Fiona's parents have heard their daughter has married her true love and wish to meet the husband and invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch? Fiona's parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and assumed she married Prince Charming so are a bit shocked to learn thier son-in-law is a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygeine and a talking donkey.
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DreamWorks Animation's Shrek films series has become the most popular and financially successful animated franchise in movie history. Not only has the entire series earned $2 billion worldwide and gone on to become the most successful animated franchise of all-time, but it is the fifth most successful film franchise of all-time, right behind Star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond and Batman, respectively. Not to mention that the original Shrek won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated feature. While Shrek 2 is the most successful animated film in history domestically, Shrek Forever After is DreamWorks' highest grossing international film of all-time. Now on December 7th, fans will finally have a chance to bring the entire series home with them on Blu-ray, with the release of Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set.
Earlier this week, we had a rare opportunity to visit the DreamWorks Animation Studios in Glendale, California to learn more about the new collection, which includes all four films newly re-mastered and converted for Blu-ray. In addition to the four original theatrical films, the collection will also include an all-new holiday special called Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular. We began our visit to the studio in their digital dailies room, where each day filmmakers review and judge their own work to see what is good enough to make the cut. We had a chance to review some scenes from the original theatrical releases and then compare them with the same scenes on the brand new Blu-rays. You can really see the difference, and the new Blu-ray version is sharper, crisper and more colorful that its original counterpart.Read More
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation's upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the popular CG animated television show, The Penguins of Madagascar.
The new agreements grant THQ exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on these DreamWorks Animation properties for all console and handheld systems, including Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, and wireless devices.Read More
"The fourth film will come out in 2010 and the fifth in 2013," says Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former Disney chief who a decade ago founded DreamWorks with his pals David Geffen and Steven Spielberg, and heads the studio's animation arm.
Katzenberg said each animated film took about four years to complete, and DreamWorks had seven or eight in the pipeline now.Read More
SHREK, the new Broadway-bound musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, and directed by Jason Moore, is looking for a Shrek and a Donkey to star on Broadway!
Produced by DreamWorks Animation and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling), the SHREK creative team is planning a two-week reading this summer (July 23- August 3rd) in New York which will be followed by a Broadway opening in 2008!Read More
It looks like DreamWorks might see an end to it's legal troubles over the Shrek 2 DVD.
DreamWorks Animation isn't out of the woods yet and is still looking at some legal action over this incident.Read More
Movie PictureShrek 2 is Crowned the World's #1 Home Video Release of 2004 With Over 37 Million Units Sold. Shrek 2 Captures Title of North America's Biggest Home Video Release and Best Selling DVD of the Year.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and DreamWorks Home Entertainment reported today that DreamWorks Animation's Shrek franchise has generated over $1.6 billion of consumer home entertainment spending since its inaugural launch in 2001 with the record-shattering VHS/DVD release of Shrek. DreamWorks Animation's current video hit, Shrek 2, has sold more than 37 million units worldwide since its November release -- making the third highest grossing feature film in U.S. history the world's #1 home video release of the year.Read More
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shrek 2 sold a record 11 million DVDs during its first three days in release over the weekend for a combined DVD and VHS sales total of 12.1 million units, earning about $185 million in gross consumer spending, according to DreamWorks executives.
Home videos are typically released Tuesdays, but DreamWorks led the way for Friday home video releases with the original Shrek release, which sold more than 7 million DVD units during its first three days in release. While sequels generally perform better than the original release -- theatrically and on home video -- the 73% jump from 7 million to 12 million units sold during the same three-day frame is impressive, according to several industry observers.Read More