DreamWorks Animation

‘The Boss Baby’ Review: The Visuals Are Boss, But the Story Could Use Some Human Resources

by Matt Singer March 27, 2017 @ 11:33 AM
Beck Bennett has a recurring character on Saturday Night Live named Mr. Patterson; he’s sometimes referred to as the “Baby Boss.” He has the body of a 30-year-old and the mannerisms of a 12-month-old. As the subject of an occasional sketch, it’s hilarious; Bennett nails an infant’s unsteady movements perfectly. I’m not sure I would ever want to see an entire movie about the Baby Boss, though, particularly after watching the entire movie of The Boss Baby, the new DreamWorks Animation feature that inverts Bennett’s schtick (instead of a businessman acting like a baby, here’s a baby acting like a businessman) but never really lands on a joke beyond “It sure is funny when a baby wears a suit! It thinks it’s people!”

Hugh Jackman’s Animated Musical ‘Larrikins‘ Canceled by DreamWorks Animation

by Britt Hayes March 7, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
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Unless you’re a die-hard fan of animated film, Hugh Jackman, or Tim Minchin (or someone whose job requires them to obsessively keep up with movie news, ahem), then the title Larrikins might not mean anything to you. The Australian animated musical has been in development since 2011, but it appears that recent changes at DreamWorks Animation have led to the project’s cancellation, and we may never know the joy of a singing animated bilby (it’s a marsupial) voiced by Hugh Jackman.

After Years of Trouble, ‘The Croods 2’ Is Now Extinct

by Matthew Monagle November 12, 2016 @ 2:15 PM
DreamWorks Animation
Hey, you remember The Croods? Maybe not. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation released an animated comedy about a family of cavemen (cavepeople?) who are forced to survive in the wilderness after their home is destroyed. As far as kids’ movies go, The Croods wasn’t terrible, and did come with some A-list voice talent in Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds. Most importantly, though, it made a tremendous amount of money, earning half a billion dollars worldwide and kicking off immediate plans for a sequel.

Netflix Working on New ‘Voltron,’ Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 5, 2016 @ 12:13 PM
DreamWorks / Legendary
Netflix’s plan to double its original content by 2016 proved undoubtedly ambitious, and it seems DreamWorks Animation may help it happen. The two have partnered up to add some major names to Netflix’s original programming slate, including a new Voltron series, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters project.

'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Review

by Jordan Hoffman March 6, 2014 @ 5:55 PM
DreamWorks Animation
“I forbid you from fighting in the Trojan War!”
It's something any father would say to his son, provided that the pair regularly traveled through time. In the case of 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman,' Sherman, the adopted tyke just old enough to start attending school and form his own personality, suits up for battle after he has “ran away” from his father – a Nobel Prize-winning polymath and dog.

DreamWorks Is Pretty Confident 'Shrek 5' Will Happen

by Nick Romano February 25, 2014 @ 9:20 AM
DreamWorks Animation
So apparently 'Shrek Forever After,' dubbed 'The Final Chapter,' wasn't actually the "final chapter." As DreamWorks recently announced plans to launch a 'Shrek' theme park in London with Merlin Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed that 'Shrek 5' will probably happen. In fact, he's pretty confident in that fact.

New 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Trailer and Clip

by Nick Romano January 15, 2014 @ 8:56 AM
DreamWorks Animation
Mr. Peabody has 99 talents but keeping his "pet" out of trouble ain't one. Yeah, that was lame but fitting considering that the awkward dad of 'Modern Family,' Ty Burrell, voices the genius talking dog. DreamWorks released a new 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' trailer, which chronicles the time travels of him and his human (voiced by Max Charles), as well as a clip showing off the canine's wide range of talents.

'Rocky & Bullwinkle' Short Coming From DreamWorks

by Nick Romano November 4, 2013 @ 10:20 AM
Universal Studios
'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' grew to fame thanks to their adventures on 'Rocky and His Friends.' Now that the duo are getting an animated feature film, it's about time their benefactors (if you will) get their share of the limelight. DreamWorks Animation announced Monday that a new 'Rocky & Bullwinkle' short will be produced for release in 2014.

Bill Murray to Play a 'Ghostbust'-ed Villain in DreamWorks' 'B.O.O.'

by Nick Romano October 31, 2013 @ 12:30 PM
Columbia Pictures/DreamWorks Animation
After famously hunting down ghosts in 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters 2,' Bill Murray will now become the hunted. DreamWorks Animation announced that the iconic actor has been cast in their animated movie 'B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations' as a phantom villain.