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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Template:Nyse) is an American animation studio, producing primarily feature animated films. It was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks SKG and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004. Rugrats is an animated television series that ran on Nickelodeon and it was one of the first three Nicktoons: after Doug and before Ren & Stimpy.

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Premise[]

The show revolves around four toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille, who are able to communicate to each other in baby speak (although viewers can understand them, because it is supposedly 'translated'). Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar. Despite the toddlers' inability and lack of desire to communicate with adults, they can understand their parents' speaking, although they often misunderstand what they hear, usually by taking metaphors literally and speaking in malapropisms. Angelica Pickles, at age three, is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party.


Some of its most known films include Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar and Over the Hedge.

Production[]

It was the network's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000 and it also aired on Nick Jr's block. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date at thirteen years of longevity. Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February of 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California in the Silicon Valley region. The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia.


After the introduction of SpongeBob SquarePants, popularity for Rugrats declined. The Rugrats never had a rival this strong in popularity (many shows were produced during the Rugrats lifetime, but none were as successful as SpongeBob SquarePants). In order to keep its popularity, the studios released several movies and specials, such as the introduction of Dil Pickles and Kimi Finster. Ironically, after these introductions, fans determined that Rugrats jumped the shark.


History[]

When Nickelodeon declined to renew any more new episodes of Rugrats and All Grown Up, Klasky-Csupo (the studios responsible for Rugrats) closed down most of its operations. At the time of their cancellation, those series were the only Klasky-Csupo series on the Nickelodeon schedule.


Early years[]

In 1980, Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

In 1997, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. Dreamworks signed a co-production deal with PDI to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters


In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


The traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division.

Films[]

Main article: The Rugrats Movie
Main article: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Main article: Rugrats Go Wild


The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Spinoffs[]

Main article: All Grown Up
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze
  • The Carmichaels was a spin-off planned to see Susie move away from California to Atlanta, where she apparently has relatives.


Today[]

Broadcast history[]

Since 2004, DreamWorks Animation is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

  • USA
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2005) (Original Run), (2006-2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present) (Reruns)
    • Boomerang


DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the produciton of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason. [1]

  • UK
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)
    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)
    • CITV (2005-present)


The company has committed itself to make two computer-animated feature films a year.

  • Australia
    • Nickelodeon (1995-Present)
    • ABC TV
    • ABC2, a digital rerun channel of ABC TV
    • ABC Kids, a short lived digital channel containing the Kids programming from ABC TV
    • Network Ten


The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering.

  • Ireland
    • RTÉ Two
    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)
    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)
    • CITV (2005-present)
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)


Board of Directors[]

  • Canada
    • Treehouse
    • YTV


File:Dreamworksanimation.jpg

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California

  • Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon
    • TV3 (199?-2006)


The following executives are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

  • Netherlands
    • Nickelodeon


  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

See also[]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

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  • Paul Allen, Chairman of Vulcan, Inc.
  • Klasky-Csupo


  • David Geffen, Co-Founder of DreamWorks
  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Howard Schultz, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Corporation
  • Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.

Films and series[]

External links[]

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  • Rugrats at the Big Cartoon DataBase
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  • Template:Tv.com show


Traditionally-animated films[]

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Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

  • The Prince of Egypt (December 18, 1998)
  • The Road to El Dorado (March 31, 2000)
  • Joseph: King of Dreams (November 7 2000) (direct-to-video)
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (May 25, 2002)
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (July 2 2003)

Stop-motion films[]

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Note: All stop-motion films were produced by Aardman.


  • Chicken Run (June 23, 2000)


  • Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (October 7 2005)


Computer-animated films[]


  • Antz (October 2 1998) (PDI) Rating:PG


  • Shrek (May 18 2001) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Shrek series)


  • Shrek 2 (May 19 2004) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Shrek series)


  • Shark Tale (October 1 2004) (Glendale) Rating:PG


  • Madagascar (May 27 2005) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Madagascar series)


  • Over the Hedge (May 19 2006) (PDI/Glendale) Rating:PG


  • Flushed Away (November 3 2006) (Aardman/Glendale) Rating:PG


  • Shrek the Third (May 18 2007) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Shrek series)
  • Bee Movie (November 2 2007) (Glendale, in production)
  • Kung Fu Panda (June 6 2008) (Glendale, in production)
  • Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape (November 7 2008) (PDI, in production) (part of the Madagascar series)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (May 22 2009) (in development)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (November 20 2009) (in development)
  • Shrek 4 (May 21 2010) (in development) (part of the Shrek series)
  • Crood Awakening (December 24, 2010) (in development)
  • Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer (2011) (in development) (part of the Shrek series)
  • Shrek 5 (2013) (in development) (part of the Shrek series)
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman
  • Master Mind
  • Punk Farm


TV Specials[]

  • Shrek the Halls (2007)


Short films[]

  • Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios)
  • Far Far Away Idol (2004) (November 5, 2004)
  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 7 2005) (PDI)
  • First Flight (May 19 2006) (Glendale)
  • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 17 2006) (Glendale)


Traditionally-animated television series[]

  • Toonsylvania (February 7 1998-December 1, 1998)
  • Invasion America (June 8, 1998-July 7, 1998)


Computer-animated television series[]

  • Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004-May 27, 2005)
  • Untitled Kung Fu Panda Project (under development)
  • Untitled Madagascar Penguins Project (under development)


Sources[]

History[]


External links[]

  • Template:Imdb company

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sv:DreamWorks Animation Revision as of 12:42, 18 August 2007 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Current logo since 2004. Type Public (NYSE: DWA) Industry Animated films Founded 1997 Headquarters Glendale, California & Redwood City, California, United States United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer Roger Enrico, Chairman Lew Coleman, President Website dreamworksanimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) is an American animation studio, producing primarily feature animated films. It was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks SKG and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004.

Some of its most known films include Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar and Over the Hedge.

They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February of 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California in the Silicon Valley region.


Contents 1 History 1.1 Early years 1.2 Today 2 Board of Directors 3 Films and series 3.1 Traditionally-animated films 3.2 Stop-motion films 3.3 Computer-animated films 3.4 TV Specials 3.5 Short films 3.6 Traditionally-animated television series 3.7 Computer-animated television series 4 Sources 4.1 History 5 External links History Early years In 1980, Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

In 1997, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. Dreamworks signed a co-production deal with PDI to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films.

The traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division.

The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Today Since 2004, DreamWorks Animation is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the produciton of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason. [1]

The company has committed itself to make two computer-animated feature films a year.

The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering.

Board of Directors

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California The following executives are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Paul Allen, Chairman of Vulcan, Inc. David Geffen, Co-Founder of DreamWorks Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Howard Schultz, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Corporation Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Films and series Traditionally-animated films Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

The Prince of Egypt (December 18, 1998) The Road to El Dorado (March 31, 2000) Joseph: King of Dreams (November 7 2000) (direct-to-video) Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (May 25, 2002) Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (July 2 2003) Stop-motion films Note: All stop-motion films were produced by Aardman.

Chicken Run (June 23, 2000) Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (October 7 2005) Computer-animated films Antz (October 2 1998) (PDI) Rating:PG Shrek (May 18 2001) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Shrek series) Shrek 2 (May 19 2004) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Shrek series) Shark Tale (October 1 2004) (Glendale) Rating:PG Madagascar (May 27 2005) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Madagascar series) Over the Hedge (May 19 2006) (PDI/Glendale) Rating:PG Flushed Away (November 3 2006) (Aardman/Glendale) Rating:PG Shrek the Third (May 18 2007) (PDI) Rating:PG (part of the Shrek series) Bee Movie (November 2 2007) (Glendale, in production) Kung Fu Panda (June 6 2008) (Glendale, in production) Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape (November 7 2008) (PDI, in production) (part of the Madagascar series) Monsters vs. Aliens (May 22 2009) (in development) How to Train Your Dragon (November 20 2009) (in development) Shrek 4 (May 21 2010) (in development) (part of the Shrek series) Crood Awakening (December 24, 2010) (in development) Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer (2011) (in development) (part of the Shrek series) Shrek 5 (2013) (in development) (part of the Shrek series) Mr. Peabody and Sherman Master Mind Punk Farm TV Specials Shrek the Halls (2007) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios) Far Far Away Idol (2004) (November 5, 2004) The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 7 2005) (PDI) First Flight (May 19 2006) (Glendale) Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 17 2006) (Glendale) Traditionally-animated television series Toonsylvania (February 7 1998-December 1, 1998) Invasion America (June 8, 1998-July 7, 1998) Computer-animated television series Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004-May 27, 2005) Untitled Kung Fu Panda Project (under development) Untitled Madagascar Penguins Project (under development) Sources History History of Pacific Data Images DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. 2004 Annual Report (PDF file) External links Official site DreamWorks Animation on IMDb vte DreamWorks Animation vte Cinema of the United States Free Children Animation online Maya animation. Categories: Companies established in 1997DreamWorks AnimationAnimation studiosFilm production companies of the United StatesHollywood film studiosTelevision production companies of the United States Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Template:Nyse) is an independent American animation studio, producing primarily feature animated films. It was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks SKG and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004. Rugrats is a Daytime Emmy award winning American animated television series that aired from August 11, 1991 to June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. At 14 years, Rugrats is Nickelodeon's longest running show. According to Nickelodeon producers, Rugrats is the show that put them on top in the 90's. [1]


Some of its most known computer-animated films include Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie and Kung Fu Panda.

Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas (Tommy) Pickles, Charles (Chuckie) Finster, and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]


They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California. In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan (Dil) Pickles is born, he is soon added as a character on the show. As a three month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is released, Kimi Finster is added as a character as Chuckie's step sister.[1]

Characters[]

History[]

Early years[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters


In 1980, Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

In 1997, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with PDI to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


The traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, called "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years". It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Movies[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled "The Rugrats Movie", which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, "Rugrats in Paris", was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, "Rugrats Go Wild!", was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, characters from another popular Nickelodeon show. A TV movie was also made, in which the babies see the future, into the their young teen years. This spun off into the show All Grown Up, which takes place nine years into the future.

Episodes[]

Today[]

Since 2004, DreamWorks Animation is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason. [2]

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


Also since 2004, the company has committed itself to make two computer-animated feature films a year.

Broadcast history[]

  • USA
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became an shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell.

  • UK
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
    • Nickelodeon UK (1994-Present)
    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)
    • CITV (2005-2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (2008-Present)


Employees at Dreamworks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.

  • Australia
    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)
    • ABC Television
    • Network Ten


Partnerships[]

  • New Zealand


Dreamworks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[3]

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)
    • TV3 (199?-Present)


Board of Directors[]

  • Ireland


File:Dreamworksanimation.jpg

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California

    • RTÉ Two


The following executives are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

  • Canada
    • Treehouse
    • YTV


  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
  • Malaysia


  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
    • Nickelodeon Malaysia


  • Paul Allen, Chairman of Vulcan Inc.
    • TV3 (199?-2006)


  • David Geffen, Co-Founder of DreamWorks
  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Howard Schultz, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Corporation
  • Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.

Films and series[]

  • Netherlands


Traditionally-animated films[]

    • Nickelodeon


Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

  • Ukraine
    • ICTV (Ukraine)
Film Year [Worldwide Gross] Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes IMDb
The Prince of Egypt
1998
$218,613,188
64
79
6.7
The Road to El Dorado
2000
$76,432,727
51
47
6.3
Joseph: King of Dreams
2000
(direct-to-video)
N/A
70
6.2
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
2002
$122,563,539
52
68
6.5
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
2003
$80,767,884
48
46
6.5

Stop-motion films[]

  • Italy'


Note: All stop-motion films were produced by Aardman, although Flushed Away is a CGI-animated film recreating Aardman's signature clay animation look, though Dreamworks was mainly the animation studio for that film while Aardman's CGI department did some animation.

    • Italia 1


Awards[]

Annie[]

Film Year Worldwide Gross Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes IMDb
  • 1995 - Nominated - Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation


Chicken Run
2000
$224,834,564
88
97
7.4
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2005
$192,610,372
87
95
7.9

Artios[]

Computer-animated films[]

  • 2000 to 2003 - Nominated - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television
Film Year Worldwide Gross Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes IMDb
Antz
1998
$171,757,863
72
97
6.9
Shrek
2001
$484,409,218
84
89
8.0
Shrek 2
2004
$919,838,758
75
88
7.6
Shark Tale
2004
$367,275,019
48
34
5.9
Madagascar
2005
$532,680,671
57
55
6.5
Over the Hedge
2006
$335,206,062
67
74
7.1
Flushed Away
2006
$176,319,242
86
74
7.6
Shrek the Third
2007
$794,561,223
58
42
6.3
Bee Movie
2007
$287,076,833
54
51
6.5
Kung Fu Panda
Note: Kung Fu Panda has a traditionaly animated opening and end credits.
2008
$540,034,924
73
88
7.9

Daytime Emmy[]

Upcoming computer animated films[]

  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (November 7, 2008) (PDI, in production)
  • 1994, 2003 - Won - Outstanding Animated Children's Program


  • Monsters vs. Aliens (March 27, 2009) (Glendale, in production)
  • 2004 - Nominated - Outstanding Animated Children's Program


  • How to Train Your Dragon (March 26, 2010) (Glendale, in production)
  • Shrek Goes Fourth (May 21, 2010)
  • Master Mind (November 5, 2010)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (in preproduction) (2011)
  • Puss In Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer (2011)

Emmy[]

TV Specials[]

  • Shrek the Halls (2007)
  • 1997, 1999 to 2002 - Nominated - Outstanding Children's Program

Genesis[]

Short films[]

  • Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World)
  • 1999 - Won - Television - Children's Programming


  • Far Far Away Idol (2004) (November 5, 2004)
  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30 2005) (PDI)
  • First Flight (May 19 2006) (Glendale)
  • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19 2006) (Glendale)

Traditionally-animated television series[]

World Animation Celebration[]

  • Toonsylvania (February 7, 1998-December 1, 1998)
  • 1999 - Won - Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series


  • Invasion America (June 8, 1998-July 7, 1998)

Computer-animated television series[]

Kids' Choice Awards[]

  • Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004-May 27, 2005)
  • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 - Won - Favorite Cartoon


  • Penguins! (2009)

Games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC-CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travellers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC-CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC-CD Rom)
  • Nicktoons Racing (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii)

See also[]

Sources[]

History[]

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Revision as of 19:15, 19 August 2008 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Current logo since 2004. Type Public (NYSE: DWA) Industry Animated films Founded 1997 Headquarters Glendale, California Redwood City, California, United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer Roger Enrico, Chairman Lew Coleman, President Website dreamworksanimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) is an independent American animation studio, producing primarily feature animated films. It was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks SKG and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004.

Some of its most known computer-animated films include Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie and Kung Fu Panda.

They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.


Contents 1 History 1.1 Early years 1.2 Today 2 Partnerships 3 Board of Directors 4 Films and series 4.1 Traditionally-animated films 4.2 Stop-motion films 4.3 Computer-animated films 4.4 Upcoming computer animated films 4.5 TV Specials 4.6 Short films 4.7 Traditionally-animated television series 4.8 Computer-animated television series 5 Sources 5.1 History 6 References 7 External links History Early years In 1980, Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

In 1997, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with PDI to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films.

The traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division.

The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Today Since 2004, DreamWorks Animation is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason. [1]

Also since 2004, the company has committed itself to make two computer-animated feature films a year.

The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became an shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell.

Employees at Dreamworks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.

Partnerships Dreamworks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[2]

Board of Directors

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California The following executives are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Paul Allen, Chairman of Vulcan Inc. David Geffen, Co-Founder of DreamWorks Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Howard Schultz, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Corporation Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Films and series Traditionally-animated films Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

Film Year [Worldwide Gross] Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes IMDb The Prince of Egypt 1998 $218,613,188 64 79 6.7 The Road to El Dorado 2000 $76,432,727 51 47 6.3 Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (direct-to-video) N/A 70 6.2 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 $122,563,539 52 68 6.5 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 $80,767,884 48 46 6.5 Stop-motion films Note: All stop-motion films were produced by Aardman, although Flushed Away is a CGI-animated film recreating Aardman's signature clay animation look, though Dreamworks was mainly the animation studio for that film while Aardman's CGI department did some animation.

Film Year Worldwide Gross Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes IMDb Chicken Run 2000 $224,834,564 88 97 7.4 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 $192,610,372 87 95 7.9 Computer-animated films Film Year Worldwide Gross Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes IMDb Antz 1998 $171,757,863 72 97 6.9 Shrek 2001 $484,409,218 84 89 8.0 Shrek 2 2004 $919,838,758 75 88 7.6 Shark Tale 2004 $367,275,019 48 34 5.9 Madagascar 2005 $532,680,671 57 55 6.5 Over the Hedge 2006 $335,206,062 67 74 7.1 Flushed Away 2006 $176,319,242 86 74 7.6 Shrek the Third 2007 $794,561,223 58 42 6.3 Bee Movie 2007 $287,076,833 54 51 6.5 Kung Fu Panda Note: Kung Fu Panda has a traditionaly animated opening and end credits. 2008 $540,034,924 73 88 7.9 Upcoming computer animated films Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (November 7, 2008) (PDI, in production) Monsters vs. Aliens (March 27, 2009) (Glendale, in production) How to Train Your Dragon (March 26, 2010) (Glendale, in production) Shrek Goes Fourth (May 21, 2010) Master Mind (November 5, 2010) Kung Fu Panda 2 (in preproduction) (2011) Puss In Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer (2011) TV Specials Shrek the Halls (2007) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World) Far Far Away Idol (2004) (November 5, 2004) The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30 2005) (PDI) First Flight (May 19 2006) (Glendale) Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19 2006) (Glendale) Traditionally-animated television series Toonsylvania (February 7, 1998-December 1, 1998) Invasion America (June 8, 1998-July 7, 1998) Computer-animated television series Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004-May 27, 2005) Penguins! (2009)

Sources History History of Pacific Data Images DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. 2004 Annual Report (PDF file) References

Splitsville for DreamWorks and Aardman? | Animation Magazine
Intel replaces AMD as DreamWorks Animation supplier - Los Angeles Times

External links Official site DreamWorks Animation on IMDb vte DreamWorks Animation A subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company Feature films Antz (1998)Shrek (2001)Shrek 2 (2004)Shark Tale (2004)Madagascar (2005)Over the Hedge (2006)Shrek the Third (2007)Bee Movie (2007)Kung Fu Panda (2008)Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)How to Train Your Dragon (2010)Shrek Forever After (2010)Megamind (2010)Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)Puss in Boots (2011)Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)Rise of the Guardians (2012)The Croods (2013)Turbo (2013)Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)Penguins of Madagascar (2014)Home (2015)Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)Trolls (2016)The Boss Baby (2017)Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)Abominable (2019)Trolls World Tour (2020)The Croods: A New Age (2020)The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)Spirit Untamed (2021)The Bad Guys (2021) Traditionally-animated films The Prince of Egypt (1998)The Road to El Dorado (2000)Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 direct-to-video)Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Produced with Aardman Chicken Run (2000)Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)Flushed Away (2006) Franchises ShrekMadagascarKung Fu PandaMonsters vs. AliensHow to Train Your DragonThe CroodsTrollsTales of ArcadiaThe Boss Baby Television specials Shrek the Halls (2007)Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)Merry Madagascar (2009)Scared Shrekless (2010)Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)Madly Madagascar (2013)Trolls Holiday (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003)Far Far Away Idol (2004)The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)First Flight (2006)Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006)Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009)Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)Night of the Living Carrots (2011)Gift of the Night Fury (2011)Book of Dragons (2011)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012)Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014)Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)DreamWorks Theatre (2018)Bird Karma (2018)Bilby (2018) People Bill DamaschkeChris MeledandriJeffrey Katzenberg Subsidiaries DreamWorks ChannelDreamWorks Classics Big Idea EntertainmentHarvey EntertainmentJay Ward Productions Related topics AmblimationDreamWorks Animation TelevisionDreamWorks Pictures DreamWorks RecordsDreamWorks TelevisionDreamWorks InteractiveGo Fish PicturesDreamWorks Water ParkIllumination Illumination Mac GuffIn amusement parks DreamWorks ExperiencePacific Data ImagesPearl StudioUniversal Animation Studios unproduced projectsList of productions other programsunproduced projects Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Template:Nyse) is an independent American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


History[]

In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


1994–2003[]

Production[]

On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques. Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC. The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


2004–2008[]

On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason. [3] The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became an shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell.

Theatrical films[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[4] In 2009, DreamWorks Animation made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47. This is its first year on the list.[4] [5]

Reception[]

In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[6] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[7]


2009–present[]

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


Starting with Monsters vs. Aliens in 2009, DreamWorks Animation is now making 3-D movies, with the help of InTru3D.

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

DVD Release[]

Partnerships[]

DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions. [8] Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[9]


see also InTru3D

Broadcast history[]

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    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


Board of Directors[]

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The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)
    • CITV (2005-2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


The following executives[10] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

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    • The Big Channel
    • Magic Kids
    • Nickelodeon
    • Canal 9


  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks.
    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)


  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
    • ABC Television


  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
    • Network Ten


  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom
  • Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director

Films and series[]

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Traditionally-animated films[]

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)


Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

    • TV3 (199?-Present)


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    • TV5
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • Studio 23
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    • RTÉ Two (199? - Present)
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    • YTV
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    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • TV3 (1992-1994)
    • MetroVision (1996-1998)
    • NTV7 (2001-2004)
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    • Nickelodeon
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    • ICTV (Ukraine)
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    • Italia 1
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    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006
    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.

Awards[]

Film Year Worldwide Gross Year Association Award Category Result
The Prince of Egypt 1998 $218,613,188 1993


Daytime Emmy Award


The Road to El Dorado 2000 $76,432,727 Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (direct-to-video) 1995


Annie Award


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 $122,563,539 Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 $80,767,884 1996


Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Stop-motion films[]

Won


Note: All stop-motion animated films were produced by Aardman Animations.


Film Year Worldwide Gross 1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Chicken Run 2000 $224,834,564 Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 $192,610,372 Won



Computer-animated films[]

Note: Only one computer-animated film was produced by Aardman.


Film Year Budget Worldwide Gross 1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Antz 1998 $105,000,000 $171,757,863 1999


Emmy Award


Shrek 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 Outstanding Children's Program


Nominated


Shrek 2 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758
Shark Tale 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019
Madagascar 2005 $75,000,000 $532,680,671
Over the Hedge 2006 $100,000,000 $335,206,062
Flushed Away
(Aardman co-production).
2006 $149,000,000 $176,319,242 Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Shrek the Third 2007 $160,000,000 $794,561,223 Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Bee Movie 2007 $150,000,000 $287,076,833 Won


Kung Fu Panda 2008 $130,000,000 $631,908,951
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 $150,000,000 $602,308,178 World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 $175,000,000 $366,642,161

Upcoming computer-animated films[]

Video games[]

  • How to Train Your Dragon (March 26, 2010) (Glendale, in production)
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Shrek Forever After (May 21, 2010)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Oobermind (November 5, 2010)
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (June 3, 2011) [11]
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • The Guardians of Childhood (working title, November 4, 2011)
  • Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer (working title, March 30, 2012)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)


  • Madagascar 3 (May 25, 2012)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)


  • Shrek 5 (2013)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)


TV specials[]

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)


  • Shrek the Halls (2007)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)


  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)


  • Merry Madagascar (2009)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)


  • Scared Shrekless (2010)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)


  • Untitled Kung Fu Panda Christmas special (2010)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)

See also[]

Short films[]

  • Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World)

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  • Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004)
  • Klasky-Csupo


  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI)
  • First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (Glendale)
  • B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale)

Traditionally-animated television series[]

References[]

  • Toonsylvania (February 14, 1998-December 21, 1998)


  • Invasion America (June 8, 1998-July 7, 1998)

Computer-animated television series[]

External links[]

  • Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 - May 27, 2005)

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  • The Penguins of Madagascar (March 28, 2009 - present)
  • Nickelodeon's Rugrats site


  • Kung Fu Panda: The Series (2010)[1]
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  • Monsters vs. Aliens: The Series (2011)[2]
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Sources[]

  • Rugrats at the Big Cartoon DataBase





References[]

External links[]

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Revision as of 17:31, 18 August 2009 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Current logo since 2004. Type Public (NYSE: DWA) Industry Animated films Founded 1994 (founding of DreamWorks SKG) 2004 (spin-off of DreamWorks Animation) Headquarters Glendale, California Redwood City, California, United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer Roger Enrico, Chairman Lew Coleman, President Website dreamworksanimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) is an independent American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004.

They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.


Contents 1 History 1.1 1994–2003 1.2 2004–2008 1.3 2009–present 2 Partnerships 3 Board of Directors 4 Films and series 4.1 Traditionally-animated films 4.2 Stop-motion films 4.3 Computer-animated films 4.4 Upcoming computer-animated films 4.5 TV specials 4.6 Short films 4.7 Traditionally-animated television series 4.8 Computer-animated television series 5 Sources 6 References 7 External links History 1994–2003 On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

2004–2008 From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason. [1]

The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became an shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell.

Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[2] In 2009, DreamWorks Animation made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47. This is its first year on the list.[2] [3]

2009–present Starting with Monsters vs. Aliens in 2009, DreamWorks Animation is now making 3-D movies, with the help of InTru3D.

Partnerships DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions. [4]

see also InTru3D

Board of Directors

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California The following executives[5] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks. Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director Films and series Traditionally-animated films Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

Film Year Worldwide Gross The Prince of Egypt 1998 $218,613,188 The Road to El Dorado 2000 $76,432,727 Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (direct-to-video) Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 $122,563,539 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 $80,767,884 Stop-motion films Note: All stop-motion animated films were produced by Aardman Animations.

Film Year Worldwide Gross Chicken Run 2000 $224,834,564 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 $192,610,372 Computer-animated films Note: Only one computer-animated film was produced by Aardman.

Film Year Budget Worldwide Gross Antz 1998 $105,000,000 $171,757,863 Shrek 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 Shrek 2 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758 Shark Tale 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019 Madagascar 2005 $75,000,000 $532,680,671 Over the Hedge 2006 $100,000,000 $335,206,062 Flushed Away (Aardman co-production). 2006 $149,000,000 $176,319,242 Shrek the Third 2007 $160,000,000 $794,561,223 Bee Movie 2007 $150,000,000 $287,076,833 Kung Fu Panda 2008 $130,000,000 $631,908,951 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 $150,000,000 $602,308,178 Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 $175,000,000 $366,642,161 Upcoming computer-animated films How to Train Your Dragon (March 26, 2010) (Glendale, in production) Shrek Forever After (May 21, 2010) Oobermind (November 5, 2010) Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (June 3, 2011) [6] The Guardians of Childhood (working title, November 4, 2011) Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer (working title, March 30, 2012) Madagascar 3 (May 25, 2012) Shrek 5 (2013) TV specials Shrek the Halls (2007) Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Merry Madagascar (2009) Scared Shrekless (2010) Untitled Kung Fu Panda Christmas special (2010) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World) Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004) The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI) First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale) Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale) Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (Glendale) B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale) Traditionally-animated television series Toonsylvania (February 14, 1998-December 21, 1998) Invasion America (June 8, 1998-July 7, 1998) Computer-animated television series Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 - May 27, 2005) The Penguins of Madagascar (March 28, 2009 - present) Kung Fu Panda: The Series (2010)[7] Monsters vs. Aliens: The Series (2011)[8] Sources History of Pacific Data Images DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. 2004 Annual Report (PDF file) References

"Splitsville for DreamWorks and Aardman?"; Ryan Ball (October 03, 2006) - Animation Magazine
"100 Best Companies to Work For"; (February 2, 2009) - Fortune
"A new No. 1 best employer"; Christopher Tkaczyk (January 22, 2009) - Fortune
"Intel replaces AMD as DreamWorks Animation supplier"; (July 09, 2008) - Los Angeles Times.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Board of Directors - BuisnessWeek
"'Kung Fu Panda' bears 3-D sequel"; Tatiana Siegel (October 1, 2008) - Variety.
Kung Fu Panda: The Series Coming to Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Orders Monsters vs. Aliens Television Pilot

External links Official site DreamWorks Animation on IMDb vte DreamWorks Animation A subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company Feature films Antz (1998)Shrek (2001)Shrek 2 (2004)Shark Tale (2004)Madagascar (2005)Over the Hedge (2006)Shrek the Third (2007)Bee Movie (2007)Kung Fu Panda (2008)Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)How to Train Your Dragon (2010)Shrek Forever After (2010)Megamind (2010)Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)Puss in Boots (2011)Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)Rise of the Guardians (2012)The Croods (2013)Turbo (2013)Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)Penguins of Madagascar (2014)Home (2015)Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)Trolls (2016)The Boss Baby (2017)Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)Abominable (2019)Trolls World Tour (2020)The Croods: A New Age (2020)The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)Spirit Untamed (2021)The Bad Guys (2021) Traditionally-animated films The Prince of Egypt (1998)The Road to El Dorado (2000)Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 direct-to-video)Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Produced with Aardman Chicken Run (2000)Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)Flushed Away (2006) Franchises ShrekMadagascarKung Fu PandaMonsters vs. AliensHow to Train Your DragonThe CroodsTrollsTales of ArcadiaThe Boss Baby Television specials Shrek the Halls (2007)Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)Merry Madagascar (2009)Scared Shrekless (2010)Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)Madly Madagascar (2013)Trolls Holiday (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003)Far Far Away Idol (2004)The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)First Flight (2006)Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006)Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009)Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)Night of the Living Carrots (2011)Gift of the Night Fury (2011)Book of Dragons (2011)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012)Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014)Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)DreamWorks Theatre (2018)Bird Karma (2018)Bilby (2018) People Bill DamaschkeChris MeledandriJeffrey Katzenberg Subsidiaries DreamWorks ChannelDreamWorks Classics Big Idea EntertainmentHarvey EntertainmentJay Ward Productions Related topics AmblimationDreamWorks Animation TelevisionDreamWorks Pictures DreamWorks RecordsDreamWorks TelevisionDreamWorks InteractiveGo Fish PicturesDreamWorks Water ParkIllumination Illumination Mac GuffIn amusement parks DreamWorks ExperiencePacific Data ImagesPearl StudioUniversal Animation Studios unproduced projectsList of productions other programsunproduced projects Categories: American animation studiosFilm production companies of the United States Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Template:Nasdaq) is an American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. Although the studio had made traditionally animated films about serious subjects, most of their computer-generated films have now gained the studio a reputation for being more centered around popular culture and satire in their storylines. The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


History[]

In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


1994–2003[]

On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.Babies shaped like a heart because of Angelica sitting in the center.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


2004–2008[]

Production[]

From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected. Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[3] The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became a shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell. On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[4] In 2009, the studio made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47. This is its first year on the list.[4][5] The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


2009–present[]

Theatrical films[]

Starting with Monsters vs. Aliens released on March 27, 2009, DreamWorks Animation is now making 3-D animated films, with the help of InTru3D. In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


On May 22, 2009, DreamWorks Animation announced that 9 feature films will be released every 3 years (example: How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Oobermind in 2010, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer in 2011, The Croods, Madagascar 3 and The Guardians in 2012 and Shrek 5 in 2013).

Reception[]

In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[6] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[7]

Episodes[]

Partnerships[]

DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[8]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


see also InTru3D

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

DVD Release[]

Board of Directors[]

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The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California

Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes
Season 1 (1991-92) June 2, 2009 3 13
Season 2 (1992-93) June 2, 2009 3 13


The following executives[9] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors: Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[10]


  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

Broadcast history[]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks.
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  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)


  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom
  • Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director

Films and series[]

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Traditionally-animated films[]

    • Nickelodeon (2009-present)


Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

    • YTV


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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993-2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002-2008, September 2009-present)
    • CITV (2005-2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)
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    • The Big Channel
    • Magic Kids
    • Nickelodeon
    • Canal 9
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    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-present)
    • ABC Television
    • Network Ten
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    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-present)
    • TV3 (199?-present)
  • Template:Flagicon Philippines
    • TV5
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • Studio 23
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    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)
  • Template:Flagicon Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • TV3 (1992-1994)
    • MetroVision (1996-1998)
    • NTV7 (2001-2004)
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    • Nickelodeon
  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine
    • ICTV (Ukraine)
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    • Italia 1
  • Template:Flagicon Mexico'
    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006
    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.

Awards[]

Film Year Worldwide Gross Year Association Award Category Result
The Prince of Egypt 1998 $218,613,188 1993


Daytime Emmy Award


The Road to El Dorado 2000 $76,432,727 Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (direct-to-video) 1995


Annie Award


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 $122,563,539 Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 $80,767,884 1996


Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Stop-motion films[]

Won


Note: Both stop-motion animated films were produced by Aardman Animations.


Film Year Worldwide Gross 1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Chicken Run 2000 $224,834,564 Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 $192,610,372 Won



Computer-animated films[]

Note: Only one computer-animated film was produced by Aardman.


Film Year Budget Worldwide Gross 1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Antz 1998 $105,000,000 $171,757,863 1999


Emmy Award


Shrek 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 Outstanding Children's Program


Nominated


Shrek 2 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758
Shark Tale 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019
Madagascar 2005 $75,000,000 $532,680,671
Over the Hedge 2006 $100,000,000 $335,206,062
Flushed Away
2006 $149,000,000 $175,319,242 Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Shrek the Third 2007 $160,000,000 $794,561,223 Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Bee Movie 2007 $150,000,000 $287,076,833 Won


Kung Fu Panda 2008 $130,000,000 $631,908,951
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 $150,000,000 $602,308,178 World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 $175,000,000 $379,882,019 2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Upcoming computer Animated Films[]

Video games[]

  • How to Train Your Dragon 3D (March 26, 2010)
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Shrek Forever After (May 21, 2010)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Oobermind (November 5, 2010)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (June 3, 2011) [11]
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)


  • Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer (working title, November 4, 2011)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)


  • The Croods (working title, March 30th 2012)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)


  • Madagascar 3 (May 25, 2012)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)


  • The Guardians (November 2, 2012)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)


  • Shrek 5 (2013)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)


Alice in Wonderland-Unknow

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)

See also[]

TV specials[]

  • Shrek the Halls (2007)

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  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
  • Klasky-Csupo


  • Merry Madagascar (2009)[12]
  • Scared Shrekless (2010)

References[]

Short films[]

  • Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World)


  • Sinbad and The Cyclops Island (December 12, 2003)
  • Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004)
  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI)
  • First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (PDI)
  • B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale)

Traditionally-animated television series[]

External links[]

  • Toonsylvania (February 14, 1998 - December 21, 1998)

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  • Invasion America (June 8, 1998 - July 7, 1998)
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  • Alienators: Evolution Continues (September 15, 2001 - May 18, 2002) (co-production with Sony Pictures Television and DiC Entertainment)
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Computer-animated television series[]

  • Rugrats at the Big Cartoon DataBase





  • Monsters vs. Aliens: The Series (2011)[2]


Sources[]


References[]

External links[]

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Revision as of 23:31, 19 November 2009 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Current logo since 2004. Type Public (NASDAQ: DWA) Industry Animated films Founded 1994 (founding of DreamWorks SKG) 2004 (spin-off of DreamWorks Animation) Headquarters Glendale, California Redwood City, California, United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer Roger Enrico, Chairman Lew Coleman, President Website dreamworksanimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) is an American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. Although the studio had made traditionally animated films about serious subjects, most of their computer-generated films have now gained the studio a reputation for being more centered around popular culture and satire in their storylines. The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004.

They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom) who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.


Contents 1 History 1.1 1994–2003 1.2 2004–2008 1.3 2009–present 2 Partnerships 3 Board of Directors 4 Films and series 4.1 Traditionally-animated films 4.2 Stop-motion films 4.3 Computer-animated films 4.4 Upcoming computer Animated Films 4.5 TV specials 4.6 Short films 4.7 Traditionally-animated television series 4.8 Computer-animated television series 5 Sources 6 References 7 External links History 1994–2003 On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

2004–2008 From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[1]

The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became a shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell.

Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[2] In 2009, the studio made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47. This is its first year on the list.[2][3]

2009–present Starting with Monsters vs. Aliens released on March 27, 2009, DreamWorks Animation is now making 3-D animated films, with the help of InTru3D.

On May 22, 2009, DreamWorks Animation announced that 9 feature films will be released every 3 years (example: How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Oobermind in 2010, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer in 2011, The Croods, Madagascar 3 and The Guardians in 2012 and Shrek 5 in 2013).

Partnerships DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[4]

see also InTru3D

Board of Directors

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California The following executives[5] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks. Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director Films and series Traditionally-animated films Note: All traditionally animated films were made at the Glendale studio.

Film Year Worldwide Gross The Prince of Egypt 1998 $218,613,188 The Road to El Dorado 2000 $76,432,727 Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (direct-to-video) Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 $122,563,539 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 $80,767,884 Stop-motion films Note: Both stop-motion animated films were produced by Aardman Animations.

Film Year Worldwide Gross Chicken Run 2000 $224,834,564 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 $192,610,372 Computer-animated films Note: Only one computer-animated film was produced by Aardman.

Film Year Budget Worldwide Gross Antz 1998 $105,000,000 $171,757,863 Shrek 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 Shrek 2 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758 Shark Tale 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019 Madagascar 2005 $75,000,000 $532,680,671 Over the Hedge 2006 $100,000,000 $335,206,062 Flushed Away 2006 $149,000,000 $175,319,242 Shrek the Third 2007 $160,000,000 $794,561,223 Bee Movie 2007 $150,000,000 $287,076,833 Kung Fu Panda 2008 $130,000,000 $631,908,951 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 $150,000,000 $602,308,178 Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 $175,000,000 $379,882,019 Upcoming computer Animated Films How to Train Your Dragon 3D (March 26, 2010) Shrek Forever After (May 21, 2010) Oobermind (November 5, 2010) Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (June 3, 2011) [6] Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer (working title, November 4, 2011) The Croods (working title, March 30th 2012) Madagascar 3 (May 25, 2012) The Guardians (November 2, 2012) Shrek 5 (2013) Alice in Wonderland-Unknow

TV specials Shrek the Halls (2007) Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Merry Madagascar (2009)[7] Scared Shrekless (2010) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World) Sinbad and The Cyclops Island (December 12, 2003) Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004) The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI) First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale) Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale) Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (PDI) B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale) Traditionally-animated television series Toonsylvania (February 14, 1998 - December 21, 1998) Invasion America (June 8, 1998 - July 7, 1998) Alienators: Evolution Continues (September 15, 2001 - May 18, 2002) (co-production with Sony Pictures Television and DiC Entertainment) Computer-animated television series Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 - May 27, 2005) The Penguins of Madagascar (March 28, 2009 - present) Kung Fu Panda: The Series (2010)[8] Monsters vs. Aliens: The Series (2011)[9] Sources History of Pacific Data Images DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. 2004 Annual Report (PDF file) References

"Splitsville for DreamWorks and Aardman?"; Ryan Ball (October 03, 2006) - Animation Magazine
"100 Best Companies to Work For"; (February 2, 2009) - Fortune
"A new No. 1 best employer"; Christopher Tkaczyk (January 22, 2009) - Fortune
"Intel replaces AMD as DreamWorks Animation supplier"; (July 09, 2008) - Los Angeles Times.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Board of Directors - BuisnessWeek
"'Kung Fu Panda' bears 3-D sequel"; Tatiana Siegel (October 1, 2008) - Variety.
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies/story/1495969.html
Kung Fu Panda: The Series Coming to Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Orders Monsters vs. Aliens Television Pilot

External links Official site DreamWorks Animation on IMDb vte DreamWorks Animation A subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company Feature films Antz (1998)Shrek (2001)Shrek 2 (2004)Shark Tale (2004)Madagascar (2005)Over the Hedge (2006)Shrek the Third (2007)Bee Movie (2007)Kung Fu Panda (2008)Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)How to Train Your Dragon (2010)Shrek Forever After (2010)Megamind (2010)Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)Puss in Boots (2011)Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)Rise of the Guardians (2012)The Croods (2013)Turbo (2013)Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)Penguins of Madagascar (2014)Home (2015)Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)Trolls (2016)The Boss Baby (2017)Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)Abominable (2019)Trolls World Tour (2020)The Croods: A New Age (2020)The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)Spirit Untamed (2021)The Bad Guys (2021) Traditionally-animated films The Prince of Egypt (1998)The Road to El Dorado (2000)Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 direct-to-video)Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Produced with Aardman Chicken Run (2000)Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)Flushed Away (2006) Franchises ShrekMadagascarKung Fu PandaMonsters vs. AliensHow to Train Your DragonThe CroodsTrollsTales of ArcadiaThe Boss Baby Television specials Shrek the Halls (2007)Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)Merry Madagascar (2009)Scared Shrekless (2010)Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)Madly Madagascar (2013)Trolls Holiday (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003)Far Far Away Idol (2004)The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)First Flight (2006)Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006)Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009)Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)Night of the Living Carrots (2011)Gift of the Night Fury (2011)Book of Dragons (2011)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012)Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014)Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)DreamWorks Theatre (2018)Bird Karma (2018)Bilby (2018) People Bill DamaschkeChris MeledandriJeffrey Katzenberg Subsidiaries DreamWorks ChannelDreamWorks Classics Big Idea EntertainmentHarvey EntertainmentJay Ward Productions Related topics AmblimationDreamWorks Animation TelevisionDreamWorks Pictures DreamWorks RecordsDreamWorks TelevisionDreamWorks InteractiveGo Fish PicturesDreamWorks Water ParkIllumination Illumination Mac GuffIn amusement parks DreamWorks ExperiencePacific Data ImagesPearl StudioUniversal Animation Studios unproduced projectsList of productions other programsunproduced projects Categories: American animation studiosFilm production companies of the United StatesCompanies based in California Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Template:Nasdaq) is an American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. Although the studio had made traditionally animated films about serious subjects, most of their computer-generated films and television series have now gained the studio a reputation for being more centered around popular culture and satire in their storylines. The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom), who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of children, including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


History[]

In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


1994–2003[]

On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


2004–2008[]

Production[]

From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected. Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[3] The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became a shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell. On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[4] In 2009, the studio made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47. This is its first year on the list.[4][5] The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. On August 11, 2011 the Rugrats will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary to celebrate its 20th birthday.


2009–present[]

Theatrical films[]

Since 2009, DreamWorks Animation is now making 3-D animated films, with the help of InTru3D. In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


On May 22, 2009, the studio announced that 8 feature films will be released over the next 3 years:

Reception[]

In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[6] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[7]


  • 2010

Episodes[]

    • How to Train Your Dragon
Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


    • Shrek Forever After
    • MegaMind
  • 2011
    • Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom
    • Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer
  • 2012
    • Crood Awakening
    • Madagascar 3
    • The Guardians of Childhood

Partnerships[]

Other projects[]

DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[8]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

DVD release[]

Board of Directors[]

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The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California

Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes
Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13
Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13


Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[9]


Broadcast history[]

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    • Nicktoons Network (2002–present)


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    • YTV


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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993–2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994–2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)
    • CITV (2005–2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


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    • Nickelodeon Turkey
    • TRT


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    • The Big Channel
    • Magic Kids
    • Nickelodeon
    • Canal 9
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    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995–present)
    • ABC Television
    • Network Ten


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    • TV2 (2003–present)


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    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • Studio 23


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    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)


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    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • TV3 (1992–1994)
    • MetroVision (1996–1998)
    • NTV7 (2001–2004)


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    • Nickelodeon


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    • ICTV (Ukraine)


The following executives[10] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

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  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks.
    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006


  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997–2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom
  • Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director

Awards[]

Films[]

File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Film Release Date Budget Worldwide Gross Rotten Tomatoes score Year Association Award Category Result
Antz October 2, 1998 $60,000,000 $171,757,863 95% 1992


Daytime Emmy Award


The Prince of Egypt December 18, 1998 $70,000,000 $218,613,188 79% Outstanding Animated Program Won
The Road to El Dorado March 31, 2000 $95,000,000 $76,432,727 49% 1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Chicken Run June 23, 2000 $45,000,000 $224,834,564 98% 1994 CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Nominated
Joseph: King of Dreams November 7, 2000 N/A (direct-to-video) N/A Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Shrek May 18, 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 89% 1995


Annie Award


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron May 25, 2002 $80,000,000 $122,563,539 69% Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation


Nominated


Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas July 2, 2003 $60,000,000 $80,767,884 46%
Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758 89% Humanitas Prize


Children's Animation Category


Shark Tale October 1, 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019 34% Nominated


Madagascar May 27, 2005 $78,000,000 $532,680,671 55%
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit October 7, 2005 $30,000,000 $192,610,372 95%
Over the Hedge May 19, 2006 $100,000,000 $335,206,062 74% 1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Flushed Away
November 3, 2006 $149,000,000 $175,319,242 72% 1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 $160,000,000 $794,561,223 41% Kids' Choice Awards


Favorite Cartoon


Bee Movie November 2, 2007 $150,000,000 $366,171,818 51% Won


Kung Fu Panda June 6, 2008 $130,000,000 $631,908,951 89%
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa November 7, 2008 $150,000,000 $602,308,178 64% 1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Monsters vs. Aliens March 27, 2009 $175,000,000 $379,882,019 72% 1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
How to Train Your Dragon March 26, 2010 N/A N/A N/A Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 N/A N/A N/A Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Oobermind November 5, 2010 N/A N/A N/A Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Won
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom June 3, 2011 N/A N/A N/A Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer November 4, 2011 N/A N/A N/A TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
Crood Awakening March 30, 2012 N/A N/A N/A World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
Madagascar 3 May 25, 2012 N/A N/A N/A 2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
The Guardians of Childhood November 2, 2012 N/A N/A N/A Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Video games[]

TV specials[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Shrek the Halls (2007)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)


  • Merry Madagascar (2009)[11]
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)

See also[]

Short films[]

  • Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World)

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  • Sinbad and The Cyclops Island (December 12, 2003)
  • Klasky-Csupo


  • Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004)
  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI)
  • First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (PDI)
  • B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale)


Television series[]

  • Toonsylvania (February 14, 1998 - December 21, 1998)
  • Invasion America (June 8, 1998 - July 7, 1998)
  • Alienators: Evolution Continues (September 15, 2001 - May 18, 2002) (co-production with Sony Pictures Television and DiC Entertainment)
  • Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 - December 28, 2004)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (November 29, 2008 - present)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2010)[12]
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: The Series (2011)[13]


Sources[]

References[]

References[]

External links[]

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Revision as of 04:17, 19 February 2010 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Current logo since 2004 Type Public (NASDAQ: DWA) Industry Animated films Founded 1994 (founding of DreamWorks SKG) 2004 (spin-off of DreamWorks Animation) Headquarters Glendale, California Redwood City, California, United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer Roger Enrico, Chairman Lew Coleman, President Website dreamworksanimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) is an American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. Although the studio had made traditionally animated films about serious subjects, most of their computer-generated films and television series have now gained the studio a reputation for being more centered around popular culture and satire in their storylines. The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004.

They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom), who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.


Contents 1 History 1.1 1994–2003 1.2 2004–2008 1.3 2009–present 2 Partnerships 3 Board of Directors 3.1 Films 3.2 TV specials 3.3 Short films 3.4 Television series 4 Sources 5 References 6 External links History 1994–2003 On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

2004–2008 From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[1]

The logo, adapted from the parent studio's logo, consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became a shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell.

Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[2] In 2009, the studio made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47. This is its first year on the list.[2][3]

2009–present Since 2009, DreamWorks Animation is now making 3-D animated films, with the help of InTru3D.

On May 22, 2009, the studio announced that 8 feature films will be released over the next 3 years:

2010 How to Train Your Dragon Shrek Forever After MegaMind 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer 2012 Crood Awakening Madagascar 3 The Guardians of Childhood Partnerships DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[4]

Board of Directors

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California The following executives[5] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks. Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director Films Film Release Date Budget Worldwide Gross Rotten Tomatoes score Antz October 2, 1998 $60,000,000 $171,757,863 95% The Prince of Egypt December 18, 1998 $70,000,000 $218,613,188 79% The Road to El Dorado March 31, 2000 $95,000,000 $76,432,727 49% Chicken Run June 23, 2000 $45,000,000 $224,834,564 98% Joseph: King of Dreams November 7, 2000 N/A (direct-to-video) N/A Shrek May 18, 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 89% Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron May 25, 2002 $80,000,000 $122,563,539 69% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas July 2, 2003 $60,000,000 $80,767,884 46% Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758 89% Shark Tale October 1, 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019 34% Madagascar May 27, 2005 $78,000,000 $532,680,671 55% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit October 7, 2005 $30,000,000 $192,610,372 95% Over the Hedge May 19, 2006 $100,000,000 $335,206,062 74% Flushed Away November 3, 2006 $149,000,000 $175,319,242 72% Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 $160,000,000 $794,561,223 41% Bee Movie November 2, 2007 $150,000,000 $366,171,818 51% Kung Fu Panda June 6, 2008 $130,000,000 $631,908,951 89% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa November 7, 2008 $150,000,000 $602,308,178 64% Monsters vs. Aliens March 27, 2009 $175,000,000 $379,882,019 72% How to Train Your Dragon March 26, 2010 N/A N/A N/A Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 N/A N/A N/A Oobermind November 5, 2010 N/A N/A N/A Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom June 3, 2011 N/A N/A N/A Puss in Boots: Story of an Ogre Killer November 4, 2011 N/A N/A N/A Crood Awakening March 30, 2012 N/A N/A N/A Madagascar 3 May 25, 2012 N/A N/A N/A The Guardians of Childhood November 2, 2012 N/A N/A N/A TV specials Shrek the Halls (2007) Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Merry Madagascar (2009)[6] Short films Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World) Sinbad and The Cyclops Island (December 12, 2003) Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004) The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI) First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale) Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale) Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (PDI) B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale) Television series Toonsylvania (February 14, 1998 - December 21, 1998) Invasion America (June 8, 1998 - July 7, 1998) Alienators: Evolution Continues (September 15, 2001 - May 18, 2002) (co-production with Sony Pictures Television and DiC Entertainment) Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 - December 28, 2004) The Penguins of Madagascar (November 29, 2008 - present) Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2010)[7] Monsters vs. Aliens: The Series (2011)[8] Sources History of Pacific Data Images DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. 2004 Annual Report (PDF file) References

"Splitsville for DreamWorks and Aardman?"; Ryan Ball (October 03, 2006) - Animation Magazine
"100 Best Companies to Work For"; (February 2, 2009) - Fortune
"A new No. 1 best employer"; Christopher Tkaczyk (January 22, 2009) - Fortune
"Intel replaces AMD as DreamWorks Animation supplier"; (July 09, 2008) - Los Angeles Times.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Board of Directors - BuisnessWeek
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies/story/1495969.html
Kung Fu Panda: The Series Coming to Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Orders Monsters vs. Aliens Television Pilot

External links Official site DreamWorks Animation on IMDb vte DreamWorks Animation A subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company Feature films Antz (1998)Shrek (2001)Shrek 2 (2004)Shark Tale (2004)Madagascar (2005)Over the Hedge (2006)Shrek the Third (2007)Bee Movie (2007)Kung Fu Panda (2008)Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)How to Train Your Dragon (2010)Shrek Forever After (2010)Megamind (2010)Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)Puss in Boots (2011)Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)Rise of the Guardians (2012)The Croods (2013)Turbo (2013)Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)Penguins of Madagascar (2014)Home (2015)Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)Trolls (2016)The Boss Baby (2017)Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)Abominable (2019)Trolls World Tour (2020)The Croods: A New Age (2020)The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)Spirit Untamed (2021)The Bad Guys (2021) Traditionally-animated films The Prince of Egypt (1998)The Road to El Dorado (2000)Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 direct-to-video)Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Produced with Aardman Chicken Run (2000)Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)Flushed Away (2006) Franchises ShrekMadagascarKung Fu PandaMonsters vs. AliensHow to Train Your DragonThe CroodsTrollsTales of ArcadiaThe Boss Baby Television specials Shrek the Halls (2007)Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)Merry Madagascar (2009)Scared Shrekless (2010)Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)Madly Madagascar (2013)Trolls Holiday (2017)How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) Short films Shrek 4-D (2003)Far Far Away Idol (2004)The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)First Flight (2006)Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006)Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009)Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)Night of the Living Carrots (2011)Gift of the Night Fury (2011)Book of Dragons (2011)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012)Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014)Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)DreamWorks Theatre (2018)Bird Karma (2018)Bilby (2018) People Bill DamaschkeChris MeledandriJeffrey Katzenberg Subsidiaries DreamWorks ChannelDreamWorks Classics Big Idea EntertainmentHarvey EntertainmentJay Ward Productions Related topics AmblimationDreamWorks Animation TelevisionDreamWorks Pictures DreamWorks RecordsDreamWorks TelevisionDreamWorks InteractiveGo Fish PicturesDreamWorks Water ParkIllumination Illumination Mac GuffIn amusement parks DreamWorks ExperiencePacific Data ImagesPearl StudioUniversal Animation Studios unproduced projectsList of productions other programsunproduced projects Categories: American animation studiosFilm production companies of the United StatesCompanies based in CaliforniaCompanies established in 2004 Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom), who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of children (three boys and one girl), including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles, toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


History[]

In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


1993–2003[]

On October 12, 1993, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt, which used both CG technology and traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.Template:Citation needed

Production[]

2004–2008[]

From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected. Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1994 and 1995, only two Jewish-themed specials were produced, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. New episode production resumed in 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. In terms of years on air, it is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its ninth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation.[3]
The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[4] The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


The logo is adapted from the parent studio's logo. The original logo consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. In 2010, a new logo was introduced in which the boy on the moon waves away some clouds with his fishing pole as the DreamWorks letters come into position; this logo was first used on How to Train Your Dragon (film). The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became a shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell (itself adapted from "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen). On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[5] In 2009, the studio made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47.[5][6] In 2010 DreamWorks Animation ranked number 6. It is praised by its employees for its openness and culture of collaboration.[7] The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


In 2005, DreamWorks Animation partnered with HP to introduce HP Halo Telepresence Solutions, technologies that allow people in different locations to communicate in a face-to-face environment in real time. Users are able to see and hear one another's physical and emotional reactions to conversation and information as it is being shared, whether across a country or across the world. DreamWorks Animation has used this technology in the production of several animated films including the Shrek trilogy, Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. [8][9][10][11] Individual episodes are now available for purchase on Amazon Video On Demand for 99 cents per episode and on the PlayStation Store for $1.99 for two episodes.


On June 4, 2010, DreamWorks Animation and Royal Caribbean announced a strategic alliance set to take place onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships including Allure of the Seas.

Theatrical films[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[12]


2009–present[]

Reception[]

Since 2009, DreamWorks Animation has been making 3-D animated films, with the help of InTru3D. In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[13] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[14] Jewish and Christian religion groups have given Rugrats high praises for their special holiday episodes. Rugrats were also considered a strongpoint in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[15] [16] [17] [18]


On May 28, 2009, the studio announced its plans to release five feature films every two years starting with three films in 2010.[19]

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


In June 2010, Dreamworks Animation created a new division, Moon Boy Animation, to premiere the TBS animated show, Neighbors from Hell .

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

DVD releases[]

Partnerships[]

DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[20]

Nick dvd name Release date Discs Episodes
Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13
Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13
Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4
Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9
Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9
Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4


Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[21]


Broadcast history[]

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    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


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    • Nicktoons (France) (2003–2005)


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Board of directors[]

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    • Nickelodeon (Arab World) (2008–2010)


The following executives[22] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

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  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks.
    • Nick (India)


  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom
  • Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director

Awards[]

Productions[]

Films[]

File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Film Release Date Domestic Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Year Association Award Category Result
Antz Template:Dts $90,757,863 95% 72 1992 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Won
The Prince of Egypt Template:Dts $101,413,188 79% 64 1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
The Road to El Dorado Template:Dts $50,863,742 49% 51 1994 CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Nominated
Chicken Run Template:Dts $106,834,564 96% 88 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Shrek Template:Dts $267,665,011 89% 84 1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Template:Dts $73,280,117 69% 52 Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Template:Dts $26,483,452 46% 48 1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Shrek 2 Template:Dts $441,226,247 89% 75 1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Shark Tale Template:Dts $160,861,908 34% 48 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Madagascar Template:Dts $193,595,521 55% 57 1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Template:Dts $56,110,897 95% 87 1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Over the Hedge Template:Dts $155,019,340 74% 67 Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Flushed Away Template:Dts $64,665,672 72% 74 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Shrek the Third Template:Dts $322,719,944 41% 58 Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Won
Bee Movie Template:Dts $126,631,277 51% 54 Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
Kung Fu Panda Template:Dts $215,434,591 89% 73 TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Template:Dts $180,010,950 64% 61 World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
Monsters vs. Aliens Template:Dts $198,351,526 72% 56 2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
How to Train Your Dragon Template:Dts $217,581,231 98% 74 Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Shrek Forever After Template:Dts $236,875,709 58% 58 Emmy Award


Outstanding Children's Program


Nominated


Upcoming Films[]

Film Release Date References TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
Megamind Template:Dts 2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom Template:Dts Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
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Good Luck Trolls TBA Outstanding Children's Program


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Boo U TBA [24]
Kid's Choice Awards


Truckers TBA [25] Favorite Cartoon


Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Video games[]

TV specials[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Shrek the Halls (2007)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Merry Madagascar (2009)
  • Scared Shrekless (2010) [26]
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)


  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)


Short films[]

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)


  • Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)


  • Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)


  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)


  • Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (PDI)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy, Game Boy Color)


  • B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)


  • Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (October 15, 2010) (Glendale)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)


  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)


Television series[]

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)


  • Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 – December 28, 2004)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (March 28, 2009 – present)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2010)[27]
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)


  • Neighbors from Hell (2010, with 20th Century Fox Television and Bento Box Entertainment, produced as Moon Boy Animation.)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)


  • Monsters vs. Aliens (2011)[28]
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)


Additionally, DreamWorks Animation holds the underlying US rights to the DiC animated series Alienators: Evolution Continues, co-produced with the parent DreamWorks studio and Columbia TriStar Television (now Sony Pictures Television, who holds international rights). The series was a spin-off of the 2001 DreamWorks/Columbia film Evolution. The same also applies to Neighbors From Hell, since the show is a co-production of Dreamworks Animation (via their newly established Moon Boy Animation division), an independent company known as Bento Box Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television.


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Revision as of 02:36, 19 August 2010 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. DreamWorks Animation SKG logo Type Public (NASDAQ: DWA) Industry Animated films Founded 1993 (founding of DreamWorks SKG) 2004 (spin-off of DreamWorks Animation) Headquarters Glendale, California, United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer Roger Enrico, Chairman Lew Coleman, President Website www.DreamWorksAnimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) is an American animation studio which primarily produce a series of commercially successful computer-animated films, including Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. Although the studio had made traditionally animated films about serious subjects earlier, most of their computer-generated films and television series have now gained the studio a reputation for being focused on popular culture and satire, although their most significant successes in recent years have had more universal themes.[1] The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004.

They are currently distributed only through Paramount Pictures (in turn owned by Viacom), who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in February 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.


Contents 1 History 1.1 1993–2003 1.2 2004–2008 1.3 2009–present 2 Partnerships 3 Board of directors 4 Productions 4.1 Films 4.2 Upcoming Films 4.3 TV specials 4.4 Short films 4.5 Television series 5 Sources 6 See also 7 References 8 External links History 1993–2003 On October 12, 1993, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). Pacific Data Images was founded by Carl Rosendahl in 1980 with a small loan from his father. In 1982, he was joined by Richard Chuang and Glenn Entis, who wrote the foundation of the in-house computer animation software that was to be used for the next two decades. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television for companies like NBC and Sky Movies. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt, which used both CG technology and traditional animation techniques.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. All four traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division. The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.

2004–2008 From 2004 to 2008, the studio is dedicated solely to producing CG animated films in-house and has committed itself to make 2 computer-animated feature films a year. No more traditional 2D animation is expected.

DreamWorks Animation also had a partnership with Aardman Animations, a stop-motion animation company in Bristol, England. This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. This partnership ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006; the announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[2]

The logo is adapted from the parent studio's logo. The original logo consists of a boy fishing on the moon, against a backdrop of the daytime sky albeit with more colorful lettering. In 2010, a new logo was introduced in which the boy on the moon waves away some clouds with his fishing pole as the DreamWorks letters come into position; this logo was first used on How to Train Your Dragon (film). The soundtrack of this logo was originally an adaptation of the DreamWorks theme; however, following the global success of Shrek in 2001, this became a shortened adaptation of True Love's First Kiss (the Love Theme from the Shrek soundtrack), composed by John Powell (itself adapted from "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen).

Employees at DreamWorks get to enjoy breakfast and lunch for free, a perk not found at many other companies.[3] In 2009, the studio made the list of Fortune Magazine's best 100 companies to work for, at number 47.[3][4] In 2010 DreamWorks Animation ranked number 6. It is praised by its employees for its openness and culture of collaboration.[5]

In 2005, DreamWorks Animation partnered with HP to introduce HP Halo Telepresence Solutions, technologies that allow people in different locations to communicate in a face-to-face environment in real time. Users are able to see and hear one another's physical and emotional reactions to conversation and information as it is being shared, whether across a country or across the world. DreamWorks Animation has used this technology in the production of several animated films including the Shrek trilogy, Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. [6][7][8][9]

On June 4, 2010, DreamWorks Animation and Royal Caribbean announced a strategic alliance set to take place onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships including Allure of the Seas.

2009–present Since 2009, DreamWorks Animation has been making 3-D animated films, with the help of InTru3D.

On May 28, 2009, the studio announced its plans to release five feature films every two years starting with three films in 2010.[10]

In June 2010, Dreamworks Animation created a new division, Moon Boy Animation, to premiere the TBS animated show, Neighbors from Hell .

Partnerships DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and Dreamworks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[11]

Board of directors

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California The following executives[12] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks. Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director Productions Films Film Release Date Domestic Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Antz October 2, 1998 $90,757,863 95% 72 The Prince of Egypt December 18, 1998 $101,413,188 79% 64 The Road to El Dorado March 31, 2000 $50,863,742 49% 51 Chicken Run June 23, 2000 $106,834,564 96% 88 Shrek May 18, 2001 $267,665,011 89% 84 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron May 24, 2002 $73,280,117 69% 52 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas July 22, 2003 $26,483,452 46% 48 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 $441,226,247 89% 75 Shark Tale October 1, 2004 $160,861,908 34% 48 Madagascar May 27, 2005 $193,595,521 55% 57 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit October 7, 2005 $56,110,897 95% 87 Over the Hedge May 19, 2006 $155,019,340 74% 67 Flushed Away November 3, 2006 $64,665,672 72% 74 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 $322,719,944 41% 58 Bee Movie November 2, 2007 $126,631,277 51% 54 Kung Fu Panda June 6, 2008 $215,434,591 89% 73 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa November 7, 2008 $180,010,950 64% 61 Monsters vs. Aliens March 27, 2009 $198,351,526 72% 56 How to Train Your Dragon March 26, 2010 $217,581,231 98% 74 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 $236,875,709 58% 58 Upcoming Films Film Release Date References Megamind November 5, 2010 Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom May 26, 2011 Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer November 4, 2011 The Croods March 30, 2012 Madagascar 3 May 18, 2012 The Guardians of Childhood November 21, 2012 How to Train Your Dragon 2 2013 [13] Good Luck Trolls TBA Boo U TBA [14] Truckers TBA [15] TV specials Shrek the Halls (2007) Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Merry Madagascar (2009) Scared Shrekless (2010) [16] Short films Shrek 4-D (2003) (PDI, ride film for Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movie World) Far Far Away Idol (November 5, 2004) The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (October 30, 2005) (PDI) First Flight (May 19, 2006) (Glendale) Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (October 19, 2006) (Glendale) Secrets of the Furious Five (November 9, 2008) (PDI) B.O.B.'s Big Break (September 29, 2009) (Glendale) Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (October 15, 2010) (Glendale) Television series Father of the Pride (August 31, 2004 – December 28, 2004) The Penguins of Madagascar (March 28, 2009 – present) Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2010)[17] Neighbors from Hell (2010, with 20th Century Fox Television and Bento Box Entertainment, produced as Moon Boy Animation.) Monsters vs. Aliens (2011)[18] Additionally, DreamWorks Animation holds the underlying US rights to the DiC animated series Alienators: Evolution Continues, co-produced with the parent DreamWorks studio and Columbia TriStar Television (now Sony Pictures Television, who holds international rights). The series was a spin-off of the 2001 DreamWorks/Columbia film Evolution. The same also applies to Neighbors From Hell, since the show is a co-production of Dreamworks Animation (via their newly established Moon Boy Animation division), an independent company known as Bento Box Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television.

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"A new No. 1 best employer"; Christopher Tkaczyk (January 22, 2009) – Fortune
"100 Best Companies to Work For 2010"; (February 8, 2010) – Fortune
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Nick orders 'Monsters vs. Aliens' pilot
Kung Fu Panda: The Series Coming to Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Orders Monsters vs. Aliens Television Pilot

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Template:Nasdaq) is an American animation studio based in Glendale, California that creates animated feature films, television program and online virtual worlds. They have released a total of 22 feature films, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon series. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004.


Although the studio also made traditionally animated films about serious subjects earlier, such as The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, most of their computer-generated films and television series have now gained the studio a reputation for being focused on popular culture and satire. The show focuses on eight babies, as well as a dog, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations.[29][30] It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks in 1997 by some of Amblin Entertainment's former animation branch Amblimation alumni, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004. DreamWorks Animation currently maintains two campuses: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The show originally revolved around four children (three boys and one girl) and a dog. The fearless brave leader Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California), the cautious toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house, the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille who were ready for a new challenge, and Spike, Tommy's dog. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. A running gag in the show is that they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator" in "The Trial" episode. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she is not manipulative. As a result of this, as well as being favored by the babies, she often clashes with Angelica.[2]


Films produced by DreamWorks Animation are currently distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures, a subsidiary of Viacom, who acquired the DreamWorks live-action studio in February 2006, spinning it off again in 2008. After The Rugrats Movie (1998), in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a 1 year old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[31]


History[]

Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. The babies often manage to get away with meandering off and going on escapades, for the reason that Tommy’s daddy, Stu, is more often than not trying to create toys downstairs in the basement. Tommy's mother, Didi, is normally reading the most modern good-parenting guide too actively to take any kind of notice, and his paternal grandfather, Lou, is customarily sleeping in front of the television, oblivious to their antics.[32] While most of the time, the babies are in their playpen, they always manage to get out using a plastic screwdriver Tommy keeps in his diaper (unbeknownst to any of the adults). When they create any kind of mess or visible damage, they are almost never seen as the instigators, due to them being babies. If an older person is in the vicinity of the mess (usually Angelica), that individual is held accountable. The most treacherous escapade the babies embarked occured in The Rugrats Movie where they got lost in the forest going against a man-eating wolf and a pack of circus monkeys determined to steal their baby food.


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The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.).[33][34]

Origins[]

1994–2004[]

On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. Rugrats was formed by the then husband-and-wife duo of Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, along with Paul Germain in 1989. Klasky-Csupo had a major animation firm at the time which also provided services for commercials and music videos. Klasky, Csupo, and Germain were also animating The Simpsons at the time, which they would continue to do until 1992. The trio decided to create their own series in reaction to a proclamation by the children's cable network Nickelodeon that they were to launch their own line of animated shows, which would be later called Nicktoons. With the comedic stimulation branching from the antics of Klasky and Csupo's infant children, the 6Template:Frac–minute pilot episode, "Tommy Pickles & the Great White Thing" (never to be aired), went into production.


New studio has attracted many artists from Spielberg's animation studio Amblimation. The first joined in 1995, when the last feature was completed,[35] and the rest came in 1997, when the studio had shut down. Peter Chung, along with Klasky and Csupo, co-designed the characters and directed the series pilot, "Tommy Pickles And The Great White Thing," as well as the opening sequence. The production was completed in 1990 and they submitted it to Nickelodeon, who tested it with an audience of children. The feedback for the pilot episode was primarily positive. With that, the series went into production. Chuckie and Angelica were added as characters.


In 1995, DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC, while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt, which used both CG technology and traditional animation techniques. Paul Germain felt that the series needed a bully. Angelica was based on a bully in Germain's childhood, who was a girl. In addition to that, it was Germain who decided that Angelica would be a spoiled brat. Arlene Klasky, one of the show's creators initially did not like Angelica Pickles. Klasky also protested Angelica's actions in episodes like "Barbecue Story" (where she threw Tommy's ball over the fence).


In 1999, DreamWorks partnered with Aardman Animations, a British stop-motion animation studio, best known for their Wallace & Gromit, to make 5 feature films, including Chicken Run, a stop-motion film already in production.[36] This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US. In a New Yorker article, Klasky said, "I think she's a bully. I never liked Angelica." Klasky never fully approved of her character development. Her bullying caused Arlene to disdain her. Angelica started to become a problem for the some of the Rugrats staff. In some instances, her voice, Cheryl Chase, had trouble portraying a mean Angelica. To help Chase out, Steve Viksen, one of the writers, would mention that Angelica was the series's J.R. Ewing.


In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. The same year DW acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division.[37] Next year Shrek was released and went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Due to the success of CG animated films, DWA decided the same year to exit hand-drawn animation business after the next two of total four hand-drawn films. Beginning with Shrek 2, all released films, other than some co-produced with Aardman, are expected to be produced in CG.[38] Release of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale also made DWA the first studio to produce two CG animated features in a single year.[39] After the episode "The Trial," Klasky complained that the Rugrats were starting to act too old for their age. Csupo often acted as a mediator in arguments between Klasky and the writers, with the writers often winning. Some of the offscreen tensions ultimately found their way into the scripts and, naturally, into the show. In 1993, shortly before Nick premiered the last of the original 65, production of new episodes ceased, and most of the Rugrats writing team left Klasky-Csupo. After the first run days were over, Nick had enough episodes to show every day, and did just that in 1994, scheduling the show in the early evening, when both kids and parents will be watching. After 3 years of repeats, the show went back into production. However, the tensions between Klasky-Csupo and their former writers still existed.


The animation division was spun-off on October 27, 2004 into publicly traded company named DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and headed by Katzenberg. DWA also inherited interests in PDI/DreamWorks. They made an agreement with former parent to distribute all of their films until they deliver 12 new films, or December 12, 2010, whatever comes last.[39] After The Rugrats Movie and seeing the "new" Angelica in the film, Klasky changed her tune: "I think she's great for the show; I love Angelica."[40]


2004–present[]

Production[]

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The original logo, used from 2004-2009.

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1995 and 1996, only two Jewish-themed specials were aired, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. Production on new episodes began 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997 to 2000. As of 2011, it is the longest-lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its eighth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation; SpongeBob will reach Rugrats in terms of years on air in 2013.[41]


On January 31, 2006, DWA entered into a distribution agreement with Paramount Pictures, which acquired DWA's former parent and distribution partner, DreamWorks SKG. The agreement granted Paramount the worldwide rights to distribute all animated films, including previously released until the delivery of 13 new animated feature films or December 31, 2012, whatever comes last.[42]

Delivering three out five films, the partnership with Aardman ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006. The announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[43] DWA retained the co-ownership of rights to all films co-produced with Aardman, with an exception for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, for which they only kept rights for worldwide distribution.[38] On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years." It was narrated by Amanda Bynes. Nickelodeon approved of its ratings and popularity so much (about 70% of viewers with cable tuned in), they eventually commissioned a full series, All Grown Up, which ran from 2003 to 2008.


On March 13, 2007, DreamWorks Animation announced it would release all of its films, beginning with Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), in stereoscopic 3D.[44] Together with Intel they co-developed a new 3-D film-making technology InTru3D.[45] Rugrats ended on June 8, 2004, along with fellow Nicktoon, Hey Arnold. After the run, two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were produced and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


Since 2009, the studio has been a regular guest on the list of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. As the only entertainment company on the list, they ranked 47th in 2009,[46] 6th in 2010,[47] and 10th in 2011.[48] The company is praised by its employees for its openness, culture of collaboration, and a free breakfast and lunch, a perk not found at many other companies.

Voice actors[]

With 2010, the studio had planned to release five feature films every two years,[49] but the next year the studio revisited their plans, "But beyond 2012, Katzenberg said the studio will play it by ear, even if that means abandoning his proclamation that DWA would try to release three pictures in a single year, every other year."[50] In 2010, DWA became the first studio that released three CG-animated films in a year. Through its full run, Rugrats, occupied several main voice actors. E.G. Daily provided the voice of Tommy Pickles, except in the unaired pilot where Tami Holbrook provided the voice; Christine Cavanaugh was the original voice of Chuckie Finster, but left after 2001 for personal reasons and was subsequently replaced by Nancy Cartwright in 2002. The fraternal twins, Phil and Lil (as well as their mother, Betty) were voiced by Kath Soucie; Dil Pickles (and Timmy McNulty) were voiced by Tara Strong. Cheryl Chase initially auditioned for the role of Tommy, but was passed up. When the show came to series, she was brought on board to be cast as the voice of Angelica Pickles. Dionne Quan was the voice of Kimi Finster, however as she is legally blind, in order to do the voice, the producers had to interpret the scripts into Braille, so she could read them by sensing the bumps with her fingers. Susie was primarily voiced by Cree Summer, though in two episodes where she could not be in attendance E.G. Daily filled in.[51] Other regular voice actors included Melanie Chartoff as Didi Pickles, Jack Riley as Stu Pickles, Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles, and Michael Bell as Drew Pickles and Chaz Finster. David Doyle provided the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles until his death in 1997, where Joe Alaskey took over till the end of the series. In 2000, Debbie Reynolds joined the cast as Lulu Pickles, Lou's second wife, and remained until the series' end.


The same year DreamWorks Animation created a new division, MoonBoy Animation, to produce and distribute animated films and television programs.[52] Its first show was Neighbors from Hell, a collaboration with Fox Television Animation.

Writing style[]

With Rugrats it usually took a few months to make an episode, for the story has to get written, and then approved. The next process consisted of voice recording, storyboarding, pre-eliminating animation, overseas production & delivery, editing and polishing. All of that had to happen even before Klasky-Csupo sent the master tapes to Nick. In addition, fine animation took time to make. During the first six seasons of Rugrats it was, primarily divided into two eleven-minute episodes. After the second movie, during season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three episodes per show, though it returned to its original two-episode-per-show format in the final two seasons.[53]

Episodes[]

Partnerships[]

  • DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, DWA partnered with HP to introduce HP Halo Telepresence Solutions, technologies that allow people in different locations to communicate in a face-to-face environment in real time.[54]
Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


  • In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and DreamWorks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[55]
  • On June 4, 2010, DreamWorks Animation and Royal Caribbean announced a strategic alliance set to take place onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships including Allure of the Seas.[56]

Other projects[]

Board of directors[]

The following executives[57] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


  • Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

DVD releases[]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks.
  • Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
  • Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures
  • Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company
  • Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc.
  • Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ
  • Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co.
  • Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom
  • Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director

Productions[]

Feature films[]

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Antz Template:Dts $105,000,000 $171,757,863 95% 6.8
2 The Prince of Egypt Template:Dts $70,000,000 $218,613,188 79% 6.8
3 The Road to El Dorado Template:Dts $95,000,000 $76,432,727 49% 6.5
4 Chicken Run Template:Dts $45,000,000 $224,834,564 96% 7.2
5 Shrek Template:Dts $60,000,000 $484,409,218 89% 7.9
6 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Template:Dts $80,000,000 $122,563,539 69% 6.7
7 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Template:Dts $60,000,000 $80,767,884 46% 6.6
8 Shrek 2 Template:Dts $150,000,000 $919,838,758 89% 7.4
9 Shark Tale Template:Dts $75,000,000 $367,275,019 36% 5.9
10 Madagascar Template:Dts $78,000,000 $532,680,671 55% 6.7
11 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Template:Dts $30,000,000 $192,610,372 95% 7.8
12 Over the Hedge Template:Dts $80,000,000 $336,002,996 74% 7.0
13 Flushed Away Template:Dts $149,000,000 $178,120,010 72% 7.0
14 Shrek the Third Template:Dts $160,000,000 $798,958,162 41% 6.1 Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes
15 Bee Movie Template:Dts $150,000,000 $287,594,577 51% 6.3 Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13
16 Kung Fu Panda Template:Dts $130,000,000 $631,744,560 88% 7.7 Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13
17 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Template:Dts $150,000,000 $603,900,354 64% 6.8 Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4
18 Monsters vs. Aliens Template:Dts $175,000,000 $381,509,870 72% 6.7 Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9
19 How to Train Your Dragon Template:Dts $165,000,000 $494,878,759 98% 8.2 Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9
20 Shrek Forever After Template:Dts $165,000,000 $752,600,867 57% 6.6 Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4
21 Megamind Template:Dts $130,000,000 $321,885,765 72% 7.3 Movie Trilogy March 15, 2011 3 3 Films
22 Kung Fu Panda 2 Template:Dts $150,000,000 $616,607,019 82% 7.8 Halloween September 20, 2011 1 TBA[58]

Upcoming films Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon made the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats were released on June 2, 2009 along with The Fairly OddParents first and second seasons.[59]


Nick Picks DVDs[]

  • Nick Picks Volume 2: All Growed Up

Reception and achievements[]

Template:See also When Rugrats débuted in 1991, it was not as hugely popular as it would later become. When production went on a hiatus from 1994, Nick began showing Rugrats repeats everyday. More and more people began to take notice of the show, with ratings and popularity for Rugrats and Nick rising. From 1995 to 2000, it was the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon and the highest rated kids' show. The show experienced a wide diverse audience consisting of kids, teenagers and adults alike. Rugrats was successful in receiving an average of 26.7 million viewers every week: 14.7 million kids (2-11), 3.2 million teens (12-17), and 8.8 million adults (18 and over). In addition, Rugrats was seen internationally in over 76 countries.[67] It was the only one of the three original Nicktoons that continued in the 2000s, and had its own spin-off. It is the most successful of the three original Nicktoons. While the other Nicktoons were popular during their run, Doug would later slip out of Nick's hands and into Disney's; and Ren and Stimpy would crash and burn in a creative rights dispute (only to return several years later in a much raunchier version on another network). During its run, Rugrats was enjoyed by a number of famous stars including Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Amanda Bynes, Aaron Carter, Ray Romano, Nivea and Bow Wow.[72] With 172 episodes produced over the course of nearly 13 years, Rugrats remains the longest-running Nicktoon to date. SpongeBob SquarePants will surpass both benchmarks when it airs its 173rd episode on February 27, 2012. Rugrats was one of very few shows that pictured observant, identifiably Jewish families.[75] Jewish and Christian religion groups gave the show high praises for their special holiday episodes. Nonetheless, at one point the Anti-Defamation League and the Washington Post editorial page castigated the series for its depiction of the Pickles grandparents, who purportedly looked like Nazi caricatures.[75]
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Release date


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Critical reception[]

Rise of the Guardians Template:Dts [60][61]

Since its debut in 1991, Rugrats generally received positive reviews from critics and fans. In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to the show as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[62] It was named the 92nd-best animated series by IGN.[14] Rugrats was also considered a strong point in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[63][64][65][66] In a press release celebrating the show's 10th anniversary, Cyma Zarghami stated, "During the past decade, 'Rugrats' has evolved from a ratings powerhouse, being the number one children's show on TV, to pop icon status. It has secured a place in the hearts of both kids and adults, who see it from their own point of view".[67] According to Nickelodeon producers, this show made them the number-one channel in the 1990s.[68] Jeff Jarvis reviewed Rugrats and stated, "When the Simpsons was a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was just a belch joke with hip pretensions. As a series, it grew flesh and guts. It was my favorite cartoon...until I discovered Nickelodeon's Rugrats, a sardonic, sly, kid's eye view of the world that skewers thirty-something parents and (The) Cosby (Show) kids."[69]


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Popularity, appeal, and controversy[]

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Me and My Shadow Template:Dts [60][73]


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Films in development

Awards and nominations[]

Title Year


Ref(s) Association Award Category Nominee Result
Pig Scrolls [77] 1992


Daytime Emmy Award


InterWorld [78] Outstanding Animated Program Won
Dinotrux [79][80] 1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Gil's All Fright Diner [81] 1994


CableAce


Good Luck Trolls [82] Animated Programming Special or Series Won
Boo U [83] Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Truckers [83] 1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation 'A Rugrats Passover' Nominated
Imaginary Enemies [84] Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category 'I Remember Melville' Nominated
Trollhunters [85] CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Nominated
Alma [86] 1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Maintenance [87] 1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Monkeys of Mumbai [88][89] Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Lidsville [90] Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voiceover Charity Sanoy for Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica Nominated
Flawed Dogs [91] CableAce Best Writing In A Children's Special Or Series Episode 'Mother's Day' Won
Rumblewick [92] 1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won[93]
The Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie [94] Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Episode: Mothers Day Special Nominated
The Grimm Legacy [95] 1999


| Emmy Award


| Outstanding Children's Program


Direct-to-video[]

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Nominated
# Genesis Award


Title Television - Children's Programming


Release date 'The Turkey That Came to Dinner' Won
1 Joseph: King of Dreams Template:Dts Kids' Choice Awards


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TV specials[]

| Won[96]


# Humanitas Prize


Title Children's Animation Category


Release date Episode 'Autumn Leaves'


Network Won
1 Shrek the Halls Template:Dts ABC TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
2 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from
Outer Space
Template:Dts NBC World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Episode 'Naked Tommy' Won
3 Merry Madagascar Template:Dts NBC Kids Choice Awards Favorite Movie Won
4 Scared Shrekless Template:Dts NBC Cable Guide Favorite Cartoon Nominated
5 Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Template:Dts NBC 2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
6 Monsters vs. Aliens: Night of the Living Carrots[97] Template:Dts Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
7 How To Hatch Your Dragon[98] Template:Dts Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
8 Madly Madagascar[99] 2012 TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
9 Shrek Holiday Special (Unnannounced title)[100] TBA 2001


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1 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Template:Dts Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Television Won
2 Shrek 4-D Template:Dts Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
3 Cyclops Island Template:Dts Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Nominated
4 Far Far Away Idol Template:Dts Jewish Image Awards Outstanding Achievement Won
5 Club Oscar Template:Dts 2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television 'Cynthia Comes Alive' Nominated
6 The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper Template:Dts Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Special: All Growed Up Nominated
7 First Flight Template:Dts Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Nominated
8 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Template:Dts BMI Cable Award Won
9 Secrets of the Furious Five Template:Dts 2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television 'Babies in Toyland' Nominated
10 B.O.B.'s Big Break Template:Dts Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Nominated
11 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Template:Dts Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
12 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Template:Dts BMI Cable Award Won
13 Megamind: The Button of Doom Template:Dts 2004


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14 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters[101] Template:Dts Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

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The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001, commemorating the show's 10th anniversary.


On June 28, 2001, in commemoration of their tenth anniversary, Rugrats received a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it Nickelodeon’s first (and to date, only) series to receive a star. It was placed at 6600 W. Hollywood Bl., near Cherokee Ave. outside a toy and costume shop.[102]


Angelica Pickles placed 7th in TV Guide's list of “Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” in 2002.[105]

Rugrats in other media[]

In 1998, The Rugrats Movie was released, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. It grossed in worldwide results, $140,894,675, making it a very large box office success, considering its modest $24 million budget. Not only was the movie a commercial success, the film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics. As of 2011, it remains the highest grossing Rugrats film to date. In 2000 a sequel, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. While it received a positive reception, it did not gross as high as the first film. From 1998 to 2003, Nick produced a Rugrats comic strip, which was distributed through Creator's Syndicate. Initially written by show-writer Scott Gray and drawn by comic book artist Steve Crespo, with Rob Armstrong as editor. Will Blyberg came on board shortly after as inker. By the end of '98, Lee Nordling, who had joined as a contributing gag writer, took over as editor. Nordling hired extra writers, including Gordon Kent, Scott Roberts, Chuck Kim, J. Torres, Marc Bilgrey, and John Zakour, as well new artists including Gary Fields, Tim Harkins, Vince Giaranno, and Scott Roberts. Stu Chaifetz colored the Sunday strips. The Rugrats strip started out in many papers, but as often happens with spin-off strips, soon slowed down. It's still seen in some papers in re-runs. Two paperback collections were published by Andrews McMeelIt's A Jungle-Gym Out There and A Baby's Work Is Never Done. During this time, Nickelodeon also published 30 issues of an all Rugrats comic magazine. Most of these were edited by Frank Pittarese and Dave Roman, and featured stories and art by the comic strip creators and others. The last nine issues featured cover art by Scott Roberts, who wrote and drew many of the stories. Other writers included Roman, Chris Duffy, Patrick M. O'Connell & Joyce Mann, and Jim Spivey. Other artists included Joe Staton and Ernie Colón. The magazine also included short stories, many by Pittarese, and games, as well as reprints from an earlier, UK produced Rugrats comic. Finally, Nick produced a special, 50 page comic magazine retelling of the film Rugrats In Paris, edited by Pittarese and Roman, with script by Scott Gray, pencils by Scott Roberts, and inks by Adam DeKraker.

Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
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In the October 2001 issue of Wizard Magazine, a leading magazine for comic book fans, they released the results of the 100 Greatest Toons ever, as selected by their readers, Rugrats ranked at #35. Three other Nicktoons—SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, and Ren and Stimpy—also placed on the list.[103]


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In a list of TV Land’s The 2000 Best Things About Television, ranking the all-time TV shows, channels, commercials, people, catch phrases, etc., Rugrats is ranked #699.[104]


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In 2003, Rugrats Go Wild was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[106] It is the lowest grossing Rugrats film to date.


4 Father of the Pride Template:Dts Template:Dts NBC

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5 The Penguins of Madagascar Template:Dts present Nickelodeon


6 Neighbors from Hell Template:Dts Template:Dts TBS


7 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness[107] Template:Dts Nickelodeon


8 How to Train Your Dragon[108] Template:Dts Cartoon Network
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)


9 Future Earth[109] Template:Dts Discovery Channel
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)


10 Monsters vs. Aliens[110] TBA Nickelodeon
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)


  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)


Inherited material[]

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)


Additionally, DreamWorks Animation holds the underlying US rights to the DiC animated series Alienators: Evolution Continues, co-produced with the parent DreamWorks studio and Columbia TriStar Television (now Sony Pictures Television, who holds international rights). The series was a spin-off of the 2001 DreamWorks/Columbia film Evolution. The same also applies to Neighbors from Hell, since the show is co-produced by DreamWorks Animation (under their newly established MoonBoy Animation division), an independent company known as Bento Box Entertainment (itself a newly formed division of Film Roman), and 20th Century Fox Television.

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Munchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nickelodeon Party Blast (Gamecube), Xbox (Tommy and Angelica are playable)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons Basketball (PC CD Rom) (Tommy appears in All Grown Up! appearance)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)


Live performances[]

Rugrats—A Live Adventure was a show about Angelica's constant attempts to scare Chuckie. To help Chuckie combat his wide range of fears, Tommy invents a magic wand called the "People-ator" to make Chuckie brave. Angelica, however, wants Chuckie to stay scared, so she steals Tommy's wand. The Rugrats try to get it back, but to no avail. Angelica becomes Princess of the World. Eventually, Chuckie becomes brave thanks to the help of Susie, Mr. Flashlight and the audience.[111] Many songs were included in the play, including the theme song. The music was met with a rather mixed reception, which applause was tepid at best. However, the dancing was much better received. In addition, as soon as a character approached the stage to engage the crowd, the response from the kids was wild. Chuckie's pleas help from the audience to stop Angelica's megalomaniacal march toward world domination elicited much excitement and response. Overall, despite the criticism, the show was well received.[112] The show had two 40-minute acts, with a 20-minute intermission (or a commercial break).


Merchandise[]

Merchandise that was based on Rugrats varied from video games toothpaste, Kellogg’s cereal to slippers, puzzles, pajamas, jewelry, wrapping paper, Fruit Snacks, Inflatable balls, watches, pens, pencils, markers, cookie jars, key rings, action figures, and bubblegum.

The show also managed to spawn a popular merchandise line at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, EBay, Hot Topic, JCPenney, Toys "R" Us, Mattel, Barnes & Noble and Basic Fun, just to name a few.[113]


The Rugrats had their own cereal made by Post called Reptar Crunch Cereal. The Rugrats and Reptar were predominantly featured on the front, there's a board game on the back, and a special $3 rebate for Runaway Reptar on the side. This cereal was released for a limited time only, sold at US supermarkets 8/1/99 to 9/15/99 only, and not all supermarkets carried the cereal. To memorialize the movie, Rugrats in Paris, another Rugrats-based cereal came out in October 2000. Simply called the Rugrats in Paris Cereal, it has a similar appearance to Trix; it's a sweetened, multi-grain cereal with small-round bits in plain, red, purple and green. Small Eiffel Towers could also be seen.[114]

Rugrats made fast-food appearances as well with the most appearances being on

Burger King. Their first fast food appearance was in 1994, when the Hardee's fast food chain offered a collection of Nicktoons toys as premiums that were included with kids' meals at Hardee's. All 4 Nicktoons at that time were featured—Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug and Rugrats. Other food items that feature Rugrats were Fruit Snacks, Macaroni and Cheese, Bubble Gum and Campbell's Rugrats Pasta with Chicken and Broth.[115]


In their first tie-in with Burger King, 5 Rugrats toys were offered with their Kids Club meals, a different one with each meal. Each toy came with a 12-page (including covers) miniature version of Nickelodeon Magazine, which featured the toy's instructions, word search, picture puzzle, "Say What?”,a scrambled word puzzle, a coupon for Oral-B Rugrats toothpaste & toothbrush, and entry blanks to subscribe to Rugrats Comic Adventures, Nick Magazine and the Kids Club. From 1998 till 2003, "Rugrats" based-products included watches and various toys.[116]

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Revision as of 22:17, 19 August 2011 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. DreamWorks Animation SKG logo Type Public company Traded as NASDAQ: DWA Industry CGI animation Motion pictures Predecessor Amblimation Founded October 12, 1994 Founder Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg David Geffen Headquarters Glendale, California, United States Number of locations Redwood City, California, United States Key people Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO Roger Enrico, Chairman Lewis Coleman, President, CFO Products Animated films Owner DreamWorks SKG (1994-2004) Independent (2004-present) Number of employees 2100 (2010) Divisions MoonBoy Animation Website www.dreamworksanimation.com DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) is an American animation studio based in Glendale, California that creates animated feature films, television program and online virtual worlds. They have released a total of 22 feature films, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon series.

Although the studio also made traditionally animated films about serious subjects earlier, such as The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, most of their computer-generated films and television series have now gained the studio a reputation for being focused on popular culture and satire.

The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks in 1997 by some of Amblin Entertainment's former animation branch Amblimation alumni, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004. DreamWorks Animation currently maintains two campuses: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California.

Films produced by DreamWorks Animation are currently distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures, a subsidiary of Viacom, who acquired the DreamWorks live-action studio in February 2006, spinning it off again in 2008.


Contents 1 History 1.1 1994–2004 1.2 2004–present 2 Partnerships 3 Board of directors 4 Productions 4.1 Feature films 4.2 Direct-to-video 4.3 TV specials 4.4 Short films 4.5 Television series 4.5.1 Inherited material 5 See also 6 References 7 External links History

The PDI/DreamWorks Studio in Redwood City, California 1994–2004 On October 12, 1994, DreamWorks SKG was formed and founded by a trio of entertainment players, director and producer Steven Spielberg, music executive David Geffen, and former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg.

New studio has attracted many artists from Spielberg's animation studio Amblimation. The first joined in 1995, when the last feature was completed,[1] and the rest came in 1997, when the studio had shut down.

In 1995, DreamWorks signed a co-production deal with Pacific Data Images to form subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC, while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). The new unit would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt, which used both CG technology and traditional animation techniques.

In 1999, DreamWorks partnered with Aardman Animations, a British stop-motion animation studio, best known for their Wallace & Gromit, to make 5 feature films, including Chicken Run, a stop-motion film already in production.[2] This partnership had DreamWorks participating in the production of stop-motion films in Bristol, and also had Aardman participating in some of the CG films made in the US.

In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films. The same year DW acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division.[3] Next year Shrek was released and went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Due to the success of CG animated films, DWA decided the same year to exit hand-drawn animation business after the next two of total four hand-drawn films. Beginning with Shrek 2, all released films, other than some co-produced with Aardman, are expected to be produced in CG.[4] Release of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale also made DWA the first studio to produce two CG animated features in a single year.[5]

The animation division was spun-off on October 27, 2004 into publicly traded company named DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and headed by Katzenberg. DWA also inherited interests in PDI/DreamWorks. They made an agreement with former parent to distribute all of their films until they deliver 12 new films, or December 12, 2010, whatever comes last.[5]

2004–present File:DreamWorks Animation SKG old logo.svg The original logo, used from 2004-2009. On January 31, 2006, DWA entered into a distribution agreement with Paramount Pictures, which acquired DWA's former parent and distribution partner, DreamWorks SKG. The agreement granted Paramount the worldwide rights to distribute all animated films, including previously released until the delivery of 13 new animated feature films or December 31, 2012, whatever comes last.[6]

Delivering three out five films, the partnership with Aardman ended after the release of Flushed Away in November 2006. The announcement was made before the film's release, on October 3, citing "creative differences" as the reason.[7] DWA retained the co-ownership of rights to all films co-produced with Aardman, with an exception for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, for which they only kept rights for worldwide distribution.[4]

On March 13, 2007, DreamWorks Animation announced it would release all of its films, beginning with Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), in stereoscopic 3D.[8] Together with Intel they co-developed a new 3-D film-making technology InTru3D.[9]

Since 2009, the studio has been a regular guest on the list of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. As the only entertainment company on the list, they ranked 47th in 2009,[10] 6th in 2010,[11] and 10th in 2011.[12] The company is praised by its employees for its openness, culture of collaboration, and a free breakfast and lunch, a perk not found at many other companies.

With 2010, the studio had planned to release five feature films every two years,[13] but the next year the studio revisited their plans, "But beyond 2012, Katzenberg said the studio will play it by ear, even if that means abandoning his proclamation that DWA would try to release three pictures in a single year, every other year."[14] In 2010, DWA became the first studio that released three CG-animated films in a year.

The same year DreamWorks Animation created a new division, MoonBoy Animation, to produce and distribute animated films and television programs.[15] Its first show was Neighbors from Hell, a collaboration with Fox Television Animation.

Partnerships DreamWorks Animation has an on-going partnership with HP, and the studio exclusively uses HP workstations and servers. In 2005, DWA partnered with HP to introduce HP Halo Telepresence Solutions, technologies that allow people in different locations to communicate in a face-to-face environment in real time.[16] In 2005, AMD signed a 3 year deal to provide processors to the studio. This relationship ended in 2008, and DreamWorks announced that they will use Intel processors for future productions.[17] On June 4, 2010, DreamWorks Animation and Royal Caribbean announced a strategic alliance set to take place onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships including Allure of the Seas.[18] Board of directors The following executives[19] are on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Board of Directors:

Roger Enrico, Chairman of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc./Co-Founder of DreamWorks. Lew Coleman, President of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Capital Management Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Ventures Richard Sherman, CEO of The David Geffen Company Karl von der Heyden, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsico, Inc. Judson Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Michael Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. Thomas E. Freston, former CEO of Viacom Harry (Skip) Brittenham, Director Productions Feature films Released films

  1. Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb

1 Antz November 2, 1998 $105,000,000 $171,757,863 95% 6.8 2 The Prince of Egypt January 18, 1999 $70,000,000 $218,613,188 79% 6.8 3 The Road to El Dorado April 31, 2000 $95,000,000 $76,432,727 49% 6.5 4 Chicken Run July 23, 2000 $45,000,000 $224,834,564 96% 7.2 5 Shrek June 18, 2001 $60,000,000 $484,409,218 89% 7.9 6 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron June 24, 2002 $80,000,000 $122,563,539 69% 6.7 7 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas August 2, 2003 $60,000,000 $80,767,884 46% 6.6 8 Shrek 2 June 19, 2004 $150,000,000 $919,838,758 89% 7.4 9 Shark Tale November 1, 2004 $75,000,000 $367,275,019 36% 5.9 10 Madagascar June 27, 2005 $78,000,000 $532,680,671 55% 6.7 11 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit November 7, 2005 $30,000,000 $192,610,372 95% 7.8 12 Over the Hedge June 19, 2006 $80,000,000 $336,002,996 74% 7.0 13 Flushed Away December 3, 2006 $149,000,000 $178,120,010 72% 7.0 14 Shrek the Third June 18, 2007 $160,000,000 $798,958,162 41% 6.1 15 Bee Movie December 2, 2007 $150,000,000 $287,594,577 51% 6.3 16 Kung Fu Panda July 6, 2008 $130,000,000 $631,744,560 88% 7.7 17 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa December 7, 2008 $150,000,000 $603,900,354 64% 6.8 18 Monsters vs. Aliens April 27, 2009 $175,000,000 $381,509,870 72% 6.7 19 How to Train Your Dragon April 26, 2010 $165,000,000 $494,878,759 98% 8.2 20 Shrek Forever After June 21, 2010 $165,000,000 $752,600,867 57% 6.6 21 Megamind December 5, 2010 $130,000,000 $321,885,765 72% 7.3 22 Kung Fu Panda 2 June 26, 2011 $150,000,000 $616,607,019 82% 7.8 Upcoming films

Title Release date Ref(s) Puss in Boots December 4, 2011 Madagascar 3 June 8, 2012 [20] Rise of the Guardians November 21, 2012 [20][21] The Croods March 22, 2013 [20][22] Turbo July 19, 2013 [20][23] Me and My Shadow November 8, 2013 [20][24] Mr. Peabody & Sherman March 21, 2014 [20][25] How to Train Your Dragon 2 June 20, 2014 [20][26] Films in development

Title Ref(s) Pig Scrolls [27] InterWorld [28] Dinotrux [29][30] Gil's All Fright Diner [31] Good Luck Trolls [32] Boo U [33] Truckers [33] Imaginary Enemies [34] Trollhunters [35] Alma [36] Maintenance [37] Monkeys of Mumbai [38][39] Lidsville [40] Flawed Dogs [41] Rumblewick [42] The Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie [43] The Grimm Legacy [44] Direct-to-video

  1. Title Release date

1 Joseph: King of Dreams November 7, 2000 TV specials

  1. Title Release date Network

1 Shrek the Halls November 28, 2007 ABC 2 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space October 26, 2009 NBC 3 Merry Madagascar November 17, 2009 NBC 4 Scared Shrekless October 28, 2010 NBC 5 Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special November 24, 2010 NBC 6 Monsters vs. Aliens: Night of the Living Carrots[45] 2011 7 How To Hatch Your Dragon[46] 2011 8 Madly Madagascar[47] 2012 9 Shrek Holiday Special (Unnannounced title)[48] TBA Short films

  1. Title Release Date

1 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party November 2, 2001 2 Shrek 4-D May 23, 2003 3 Cyclops Island November 18, 2003 4 Far Far Away Idol November 5, 2004 5 Club Oscar February 8, 2005 6 The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper October 30, 2005 7 First Flight May 19, 2006 8 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure October 19, 2006 9 Secrets of the Furious Five November 9, 2008 10 B.O.B.'s Big Break September 29, 2009 11 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon October 15, 2010 12 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular December 7, 2010 13 Megamind: The Button of Doom February 25, 2011 14 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters[49] October 11, 2011 Television series

  1. Title Premiere Date End Date Network

1 Toonsylvania February 14, 1998 December 21, 1998 FOX 2 Invasion America June 8, 1998 July 7, 1998 The WB 3 Alienators: Evolution Continues September 15, 2001 June 22, 2002 FOX 4 Father of the Pride August 31, 2004 December 28, 2004 NBC 5 The Penguins of Madagascar March 28, 2009 present Nickelodeon 6 Neighbors from Hell June 7, 2010 July 26, 2010 TBS 7 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness[50] 2011 Nickelodeon 8 How to Train Your Dragon[51] 2012 Cartoon Network 9 Future Earth[52] 2012 Discovery Channel 10 Monsters vs. Aliens[53] TBA Nickelodeon Inherited material Additionally, DreamWorks Animation holds the underlying US rights to the DiC animated series Alienators: Evolution Continues, co-produced with the parent DreamWorks studio and Columbia TriStar Television (now Sony Pictures Television, who holds international rights). The series was a spin-off of the 2001 DreamWorks/Columbia film Evolution. The same also applies to Neighbors from Hell, since the show is co-produced by DreamWorks Animation (under their newly established MoonBoy Animation division), an independent company known as Bento Box Entertainment (itself a newly formed division of Film Roman), and 20th Century Fox Television.

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