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  • Disney chromium 6 discharge 'within guidelines'

    Disney chromium 6 discharge 'within guidelines'
    The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has concluded an investigation into contamination on the site of the Walt Disney Studios, a senior board official said. The agency’s decision comes a day after the Los Angeles Times reported that...
  • State film tax credit extension clears a hurdle but is scaled back

    Lawmakers gave a preliminary thumbs up to a two-year extension of California's film tax credit, a mixed result for Hollywood backers who had pressed for a five-year extension but were relieved to get more money given the state's budget crunch. By a 5-1...
  • DreamWorks Animation buys "Casper," "Lassie" parent Classic Media

    DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movies, is buying Classic Media, a company that owns the rights to "Casper the Friendly Ghost," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger" and other iconic entertainment characters,...
  • DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to be China co-production

    DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to be China co-production
    A new Chinese joint venture said Monday that the third installment of DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" will be made in China as a co-production, the first for any major Hollywood animated feature film. "Kung Fu Panda 3," set for worldwide release...
  • DreamWorks Animation plans entertainment district in Shanghai

    DreamWorks Animation plans entertainment district in Shanghai
    DreamWorks Animation and China's largest media companies plan to invest more than $3 billion to build a sprawling entertainment, dining and shopping district in Shanghai. A new joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks announced Monday that the company...
  • Oriental DreamWorks offers glimpse of 'Dream Center' in Shanghai

    Oriental DreamWorks offers glimpse of 'Dream Center' in Shanghai
    It could become Shanghai's version of the Broadway theater district in New York or the Champs-Elysees in Paris. At least that's the grand vision of Oriental DreamWorks, the joint venture between Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation and China's largest...
  • DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox

    DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox
    With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures. Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...
  • DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox

    DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox
    Shrek and Po have found a new home. DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will distribute its movies...
  • DreamWorks Animation takes $87 million write-down on 'Guardians'

    DreamWorks Animation takes $87 million write-down on 'Guardians'
    DreamWorks Animation SKG said it would take an $87-million charge on last year's holiday movie "Rise of the Guardians," marking the largest write-down the studio has ever taken for one of its own movies. Analysts had estimated that the studio would take...
  • DreamWorks Animation licenses characters for Russia theme parks

    DreamWorks Animation licenses characters for Russia theme parks
    DreamWorks Animation SKG is licensing its movie characters for various theme parks being developed in Russia, an increasingly important market for the Glendale-based studio. The creator of the "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises said it...
  • DreamWorks Animation pushes 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to March 2014

    DreamWorks Animation pushes 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to March 2014
    DreamWorks Animation said Tuesday night that it is pushing back the release date for its animated movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" by four months. The Glendale studio said it was changing the release date for the film from Nov. 1 to March 7, 2014, at the...
  • Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation plans staff cuts

    Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation plans staff cuts
    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale-based entertainment company led by Hollywood film veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg, is expected to lay off up to 20% of its 2,200-employee workforce, following a decision to shelve production of the movie "Me and My...