Hollywood powerhouse DreamWorks Animation pours eight-figure sums each year into software R&D and is now "as much a technology company as we are an animation company," according to CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Seven Dwarves are not the U.S.-friendly images usually associated with Iran.
Video of Shrek the sheep, New Zealand's national icon, being sheared for the first time after he was finally caught.
New Zealand's national icon, Shrek the sheep, died on a South Island farm at the weekend at the age of 16, broadcaster TVNZ has reported.
Hayden Panettiere picks up the mic dropped by Anne Hathaway, the original voice of Little Red Riding Hood in 2005's "Hoodwinked".
He's made more money at the movies this year than Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, invading aliens and yes, even Justin Bieber. His name is Rango, a strange-looking lizard with the voice of Johnny Depp, and he's the current king of the box office.
South African Louis Oosthuizen held the halfway lead in the British Open as gale force winds derailed the challenge of overnight leader Rory McIlroy and a clutch of other contenders.
Shrek, Dora the Explorer, and other animated TV and movie stars beloved by children have been moonlighting as junk-food pitchmen in recent years. And they're good at it.
In Shrek Forever After, America's favorite green ogre gives up a day to get one, and then regrets his choice. Perhaps McDonald's -- now facing a $15 million recall of Shrek drinking glasses tainted with a toxic metal -- wishes it had that option as well.
McDonald's is recalling 12 million drinking glasses featuring characters from the "Shrek" movie series because the paint used contains cadmium, which can pose health risks.
A Welsh couple dressed up like the Ogre and his bride Fiona at their recent nuptials
Can you decide between Chris Evans, Kellan Lutz, Alexander Skarsgard and Channing Tatum?
Next month, the Vidalia Onion Committee, a Georgia group that promotes the consumption of sweet onions, will roll out 6-foot cardboard cutouts of the ogre Shrek as a tie-in to the latest film in the series, "Shrek Forever After."
After his stage accident, the rocker's rep says, "He's a tough son of a bitch"
The Poison frontman is knocked to the ground during Broadway's big night
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The Screening Room previews "Monsters vs. Aliens," the new 3D blockbuster from Dreamworks.
Watch out! Lock up your loved ones! Another bloated, over-produced, high-concept monstrosity has escaped from the labs at Dreamworks Animation, and it's out to devour your kids.
The Shrek screen star says she'd "absolutely not" join the Broadway version
An animated video shows a woman jogging by the side of a road - until a wayward car sends her flying into the grass. In another, a motorcycle crashes into a truck parked in the bicycle lane at twilight. In a third, the pipes in an attic tilt, causing moisture to collect and creating mold that spreads spores through the house and into the inhabitants' lungs.
It takes two hours-plus for actor Brian d'Arcy James to become the ogre
No. 1 for the fourth week, the Batman movie is expected to top Star Wars this week
Batman claims a new notch on his belt, toppling Shrek 2's box-office record
Even an army of the undead could not dislodge Batman from his box-office perch. The Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight hauled in $43.8 million to rank as Hollywood's top movie for the third-straight weekend
Holy box office! Batman may surpass Titanic as Hollywood's biggest moneymaker
Cook dismisses his estranged wifeÃ¢€™s testimony as his lawyer cross-examines her on the stand
Mike Myers is back with a new character and movie that's a fine mess
Shrek, E.T. and Scarface make the list
Everyone has their childhood favorite: whether it is the hand-drawn beauty of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;" or the modern, computer-generated genius of "Shrek." Cartoons have always been a family staple in the movie industry.
Two very different animated features stake their own ground at Cannes.
According to Hollywood, nothing says "I'm an evil mastermind" like a cut-glass British accent and a lip-curling sneer. Why? We're not sure. But as one of the movie world's favorite stereotypes, this month we celebrate the London Film Festival by picking our top 10 British villains.
This month on the Screening Room we're turning to the wonderful world of animated films.
Happy New Year. We at CNNMoney.com resolve to be better stock pickers in 2008.
Reese Witherspoon should have no problem meeting the demands of her holiday shopping list: The Hollywood headliner tops the list of 2007's highest-paid actresses in the business.
Thanksgiving Day 2007 arrived with the usual menu of turkey, football, friends and family. On tap for dessert: naps.
U.S. troops and contractors send Thanksgiving wishes home to families from Baghdad.
Revelers in New York and Chicago rang in the holiday season with a Thanksgiving tradition.
Not just your basic, average everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale, "Stardust" is a dazzler very nearly from first to last, a live action film that rivals the best recent animated features for imagination and wit.
With its charm and chuckles, Rush Hour 3 caps a summer of threequels
Stocks gained in midday trade Thursday, as investors weighed positive earnings news, lingering subprime fears and an uptick in the price of oil.
Hollywood can sum up this summer on the silver screen with a phrase immortalized by the newest box office stud, Homer Simpson. "Woo-hoo!"
This summer's big movies have gotten off to big starts at the box office but have fizzled fast, leading some industry analysts to wonder if filmgoers are feeling burned out by all the sequels at the multiplex.
Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz reunited on Shrek the Third's green carpet in London Monday.
Galvanized by the success of "Shrek the Third," Jeffrey Katzenberg says the tale of the green ogre who married a princess will continue.
Magician Criss Angel has been using some verbal sleight of hand when talking about whether Cameron Diaz is his girlfriend.
Peter Parker set a new box office record two weeks ago and then that big green ogre followed up with the best opening for an animated movie ever this past weekend.
Friday marks not only the biggest day for DreamWorks Animation this year but the biggest in three years.
The monstrously popular but desperately hit-and-miss "Shrek" series continues on its merry way in its inevitable third installment, even if the ogre himself is in danger of being sidetracked altogether.
The superstitious believe bad things happen in threes. Hollywood is counting on the opposite this summer, with the industry's hopes resting on the third installments of some mammoth movie franchises.
They say that good things come in threes. And film fans are hoping this proves triply true in May when a trio of movies hit theaters - each the third installment in a wildly popular series.
Remember all the talk at this time last year about how the movie industry was dead? Uh...scratch that.
The tale of a pair of cartoon rats and their adventures in the sewers of London wasn't enough to beat out Kris Kringle and a faux Kazakh journalist at the box office this past weekend.
Here are some stocks that were moving in late trading Friday:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Hollywood is gearing up for a major cartoon showdown.
With movie appearances spanning from "Shrek" to period drama "Elizabeth" and the ultra-violent "Irreversible," few could say that Vincent Cassel's career hasn't been varied.
I hope that DreamWorks Animation isn't paying Shrek with stock options. Dealing with an angry ogre can't be a lot of fun.
Alice, down the rabbit hole, tumbled into a Wonderland of vanity and vice -- the real world etched in satirical acid -- and her early-20th-century American counterpart, Dorothy, found Oz, with its surreal yokels and charlatans, to be just as crackpot a place.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Investors in Pixar and DreamWorks must feel like they've been characters in the companies' hit cartoons.
M&M's is reminding adults that candy isn't just for kids.
General Electric's NBC Universal unit is in talks to possibly buy the live action part of independent studio DreamWorks, according to a published report.
For at least two months now DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has been scratching his head over a new and worrisome question: Why isn't the most popular animation film ever released in theaters, "Shrek 2," flying off video store shelves?
Do two missteps make a trend?
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The video game industry loves to compare itself to Hollywood.
Leave it to four zoo animals to do justice to one of the most formulaic of movie genres, the fish-out-of-water story -- and do it with an energy that would make Warner Bros. animators like Tex Avery proud.
Summer in Hollywood usually hits in early May, when the big-budget action-adventure flicks, comedies and epics start hitting the multiplex. Between then and Labor Day weekend, the movie industry makes more than half its money.
Michael Eisner, the outgoing CEO of Walt Disney Co., is known for his combative style while his hand-picked successor, Robert Iger, has been described as a consensus-builder.
Whether you're drawn to animated fantasies like "Shrek 2," or the grittier realism of "Million Dollar Baby," most movie fans can agree on this: It is annoying to pay ten bucks to see a film and then have to sit through 15 minutes of commercials before the movie starts.
It was an incredible night for "The Incredibles."
Stocks will struggle early Thursday due to another rise in oil prices ahead of Friday's OPEC meeting and a bearish outlook from two chipmakers.
The lovable ogre Shrek delivered better-than-expected profits to DreamWorks Animation SKG in its first quarter as a public company, but the studio's announcement that his next film will be delayed sent the stock tumbling.
Eleven films, including "Shrek 2," "Shark Tale" and the Japanese movie "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence," are eligible to be nominated for the best animated feature film Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.
Movie buffs flocking to "The Incredibles" will see a story of an overweight ex-superhero living in suburbia and newly unemployed when he secretly returns to his crime-fighting life and uncovers a sinister plot.
"You oughta be in pictures!" The come-on works for starlets and silver-screen dreamers, but how about investors?
Weeks or months from now, there is a good chance that DreamWorks Animation's decision to go public Thursday will look not only smart, but pure genius.
Move over Nemo. A great white shark named Lino and his vegetarian son Lenny just gave investors another option.
"Shrek," the tale of a lovable green ogre, was one of the biggest movies of the last several years. And its sequel was equally successful.
Are a great white shark named Lino and his vegetarian son Lenny about to take a bite out of DreamWorks' stock market dreams?
There are two ways to look at the summer movie season that winds down this Labor Day weekend.
Jaws dropped when Francis Kao, fresh out of college, persuaded his father to transform the family's highly profitable business making plastic Christmas trees into a digital animation house.
On the heels of Shrek 2's success ($425 million in ticket sales), DreamWorks Studios is gearing up for the $650 million IPO of its animation division. But is it the end of the celebrated partnershi...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -Doomsday is almost here.
DreamWorks SKG has filed for an initial public offering for its animation unit, maker of the hit movies "Shrek" and "Shrek 2."
Mascots and lawn ornaments in Eaton County, Michigan -- and those who care about them -- can rest easily again.
Video games join action figures, trading cards and plush toys as summer movie tie-ins. Two new movie-turned-games -- Activision's "Shrek 2" and Vivendi Universal Games' "Van Helsing" -- are fun adaptations that let gamers control the protagonist instead of just watching him onscreen.
Hot in 2004: The swampy green bobble-head Shrek candy dispenser, the Brain Drain liquid candy that's supposed to feel like "brains rollin' around in your mouth," and low-carb sweets.
A retail trade group is blaming the hit movie "Shrek 2" for eating into retail sales last week.
"Shrek 2," a cartoon revolving around a green ogre and his princess bride, trampled even the most optimistic forecasts as it set several new opening records at the weekend box office and kick-started the lucrative summer moviegoing season into high gear.
"Shrek 2" is a Hollywood rarity: a sequel every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original.
Some see "Shrek 2" as this summer's "Finding Nemo."
Attention Shrek, Simba and Nemo. Meet your new computer-generated neighbors: Delgo, Kyla and Sedessa.
History is written by the winners -- or the survivors. But there are at least two sides to every story.
Bentonville, Ark., does not come to the world. The world comes to Bentonville. Whether you're a media mogul or a toy tycoon or King Tut, you drive your rent-a-car north on Walton Boulevard, past Sm...
Tinseltown collected an estimated $8 billion in ticket sales last year, a new record. Looks as if a lot of that cash came right out of the piggy bank. The top three films--kiddie flicks Harry Potte...
Imagine sipping a martini, arranging day care, and reserving a taxi or airline flight--all while waiting to enter the 9 P.M. screening of Shrek. That's the idea behind the Bridge: Cinema De Lux (31...
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