Hold times at DreamWorks Animation skyrocket after $3.8 billion Comcast deal

Hope you aren’t currently sitting on the phone with DreamWorks Animation customer service—filing another complaint about the lack of response to your Bee Movie 2 spec script, perhaps—because your hold time just went way up. According to The New York Times, the animation studio has been bought by Comcast for an…

Guillermo del Toro does the Netflix thing with animated series Trollhunters

He’s already taken on giant robots, a child’s imagination, and good and bad versions of movies featuring killer bugs, so Guillermo del Toro is clearly game for trying new things. (As long as those new things don’t involve making a Tolkien adaptation, of course.) Now the writer-director is set to tackle will be…

Penguins Of Madagascar is DreamWorks Animation at its most amusingly energetic

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Frenetic and frequently funny, Penguins Of Madagascar represents the DreamWorks Animation franchise style—which boils down to self-aware, but naïve, talking animals who learn kid-friendly life lessons—at its most palatable. Indebted more to the wackiness of old Warner Bros. shorts than to the realist Pixar sensibility…