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CNNMoney: How Shrek saved DreamWorksupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 15:11:00

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 brings Disney diplomacy to Iran theme parkupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 07:26:00

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Seven Dwarves are not the U.S.-friendly images usually associated with Iran.

2004: Shrek the sheep gets shearedupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 09:17:00

Video of Shrek the sheep, New Zealand's national icon, being sheared for the first time after he was finally caught.

New Zealand mourns Shrek the sheepupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 09:17:00

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.

Review: 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil' a 'Shrek' wannabeupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 10:33:00

Hayden Panettiere picks up the mic dropped by Anne Hathaway, the original voice of Little Red Riding Hood in 2005's "Hoodwinked".

Is 2011 the year of the animation invasion?updated: Thu Apr 14 2011 20:45:00

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.

Oosthuizen leads way at British Open as winds cause havocupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 18:45:00

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.

Study: Cartoon characters attract kids to junk foodupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 11:47:00

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.

Fortune: The brilliant lessons from McDonald's recallupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 23:15:00

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.

CNNMoney: McDonald's recalls 12 million Shrek glassesupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 10:35:00

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. Couple Goes Green - as Shrek Characters - for Themed Weddingupdated: Thu May 13 2010 14:52:00

A Welsh couple dressed up like the Ogre and his bride Fiona at their recent nuptials Who Should Play He-Man in the New Movie?updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 13:08:00

Can you decide between Chris Evans, Kellan Lutz, Alexander Skarsgard and Channing Tatum?

Shrek coming soon to produce aisle near youupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:41:00

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." Bret Michaels's Tonys Mishap: Shrek and Donkey Helped Me Upupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 17:17:00

After his stage accident, the rocker's rep says, "He's a tough son of a bitch" Bret Michaels Injured at the Tony Awardsupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 12:49:00

The Poison frontman is knocked to the ground during Broadway's big night

'Monsters vs. Aliens' buzz gives boost to 3D revolutionupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 09:20:00

Editor's note: Watch The Screening Room March show at the following times: Saturday 28 March: 0730, 1800, Sunday 29 March: 0530, 1830, Monday 30 March: 0400 (all times GMT)

Part 2: 'Monsters vs. Aliens'updated: Sat Mar 28 2009 09:20:00

The Screening Room previews "Monsters vs. Aliens," the new 3D blockbuster from Dreamworks.

Review: 'Monsters' can't save itselfupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 07:55:00

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. Why Cameron Diaz Won't Sing in Publicupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 13:24:00

The Shrek screen star says she'd "absolutely not" join the Broadway version

FSB: Courtroom cartoons help win legal fightsupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 15:09:00

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. FIRST LOOK: Musical Shrek Star Is McGreenyupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:19:00

It takes two hours-plus for actor Brian d'Arcy James to become the ogre The Dark Knight Continues Box-Office Reignupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 12:26:00

No. 1 for the fourth week, the Batman movie is expected to top Star Wars this week Dark Knight Smashes $400-Mil Markupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 17:38:00

Batman claims a new notch on his belt, toppling Shrek 2's box-office record Dark Knight Nears $400M Totalupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 16:00:00

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 Dark Knight Makes Record-Breaking $300M in 10 Daysupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 11:25:00

Holy box office! Batman may surpass Titanic as Hollywood's biggest moneymaker Peter Cook on Brinkley: 'Shrek Was More Believable'updated: Thu Jul 03 2008 16:58:00

Cook dismisses his estranged wife̢۪s testimony as his lawyer cross-examines her on the stand Love Guru: Transcendent ... Not!updated: Thu Jun 19 2008 13:00:00

Mike Myers is back with a new character and movie that's a fine mess AFI Unveils its "10 Top 10" Movies of All Timeupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 12:47:00

Shrek, E.T. and Scarface make the list

Mideast conflict forces animation to grow upupdated: Fri May 23 2008 14:51:00

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. Cartoon Pandas, Animated Nightmaresupdated: Thu May 15 2008 12:00:00

Two very different animated features stake their own ground at Cannes.

The Screening Room's Top 10 British Villainsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:09:00

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.

To Disney and beyond: The rise of animationupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 08:37:00

This month on the Screening Room we're turning to the wonderful world of animated films.

CNNMoney: 2007 stock picks: Mortgage successupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 14:12:00

Happy New Year. We at resolve to be better stock pickers in 2008. Reese, Angelina Lead List of Highest-Paid Actressesupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 15:03:00

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.

Day brings turkey, pigskin and many thanksupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 14:29:00

Thanksgiving Day 2007 arrived with the usual menu of turkey, football, friends and family. On tap for dessert: naps.

Greetings from Iraqupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 14:29:00

U.S. troops and contractors send Thanksgiving wishes home to families from Baghdad.

Crowds enjoy Macy's Paradeupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 14:23:00

Revelers in New York and Chicago rang in the holiday season with a Thanksgiving tradition.

Review: 'Stardust' a 'Shrek' for grown-upsupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 01:31:00

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. Jackie Chan Back in Action in Rush Hour 3updated: Thu Aug 09 2007 13:00:00

With its charm and chuckles, Rush Hour 3 caps a summer of threequels

CNNMoney: Stocks move higher at middayupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 00:01:00

Stocks gained in midday trade Thursday, as investors weighed positive earnings news, lingering subprime fears and an uptick in the price of oil.

CNNMoney: Hooray for Hollywoodupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 22:23:00

Hollywood can sum up this summer on the silver screen with a phrase immortalized by the newest box office stud, Homer Simpson. "Woo-hoo!"

CNNMoney: Sequels don't live up to the hypeupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 05:16:00

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. Cameron Diaz Says Working with Justin Timberlake Is 'Great'updated: Tue Jun 12 2007 18:23:00

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz reunited on Shrek the Third's green carpet in London Monday.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 12:51:00

Galvanized by the success of "Shrek the Third," Jeffrey Katzenberg says the tale of the green ogre who married a princess will continue. Criss Angel (Sort Of) Explains Cameron Diaz Shout-Outupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 23:43:00

Magician Criss Angel has been using some verbal sleight of hand when talking about whether Cameron Diaz is his girlfriend.

CNNMoney: Disney seeks 'Pirates' bootyupdated: Mon May 21 2007 10:36:00

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.

CNNMoney: No fairy tale story for DreamWorksupdated: Thu May 17 2007 14:14:00

Friday marks not only the biggest day for DreamWorks Animation this year but the biggest in three years.

Review: 'Shrek' continues genial hit-or-miss waysupdated: Thu May 17 2007 10:57:00

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.

Studios hope 3rd time's the charm this summerupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 09:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Spidey, an ogre and pirates: Who wins?updated: Fri Mar 23 2007 10:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: Hooray for Hollywood!updated: Fri Dec 08 2006 11:09:00

Remember all the talk at this time last year about how the movie industry was dead? Uh...scratch that.

CNNMoney: Green ogre = greenbacks for DreamWorksupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 09:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: Friday's late-moving stocksupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 16:09:00

Here are some stocks that were moving in late trading Friday:

CNNMoney: Cartoon warsupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 09:10:00

NEW YORK ( - Hollywood is gearing up for a major cartoon showdown.

Vincent Casselupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 12:56:00

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.

CNNMoney: Nightmare on Wall St. for DreamWorksupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 12:12:00

I hope that DreamWorks Animation isn't paying Shrek with stock options. Dealing with an angry ogre can't be a lot of fun.

EW review: A spirited 'Narnia'updated: Fri Dec 09 2005 08:28:00

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.

CNNMoney: Cartoon showdownupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 09:17:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Investors in Pixar and DreamWorks must feel like they've been characters in the companies' hit cartoons.

CNNMoney: M&M's get mega-sizedupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 10:56:00

M&M's is reminding adults that candy isn't just for kids.

CNNMoney: GE mulls DreamWorks acquisitionupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 06:58:00

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.

CNNMoney: DreamWorks hit by SEC probeupdated: Mon Jul 11 2005 09:46:00

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?

CNNMoney: DVD: doom, gloom or boom?updated: Fri Jul 01 2005 09:05:00

Do two missteps make a trend?

CNNMoney: Will Hollywood's slump hit video games?updated: Mon Jun 27 2005 14:42:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The video game industry loves to compare itself to Hollywood.

Review: Enjoyable trip to 'Madagascar'updated: Fri May 27 2005 10:09:00

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 flicks to end box-office blues?updated: Thu May 19 2005 11:32:00

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.

CNNMoney: Iger answers criticsupdated: Wed May 11 2005 15:05:00

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.

CNNMoney: In a theater near you: commercialsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 13:04:00

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.

A sweep for 'The Incredibles'updated: Mon Jan 31 2005 09:21:00

It was an incredible night for "The Incredibles."

CNNMoney: Oil, chips to crimp stocksupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 05:45:00

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.

CNNMoney: 'Shrek 3' delay hits DreamWorksupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 18:35:00

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.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 15:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: Mr. Incredible versus Shrekupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 11:01:00

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.

CNNMoney: DreamWorks: Risky businessupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 17:06:00

"You oughta be in pictures!" The come-on works for starlets and silver-screen dreamers, but how about investors?

CNNMoney: The animation flood: Too much Shrek?updated: Thu Oct 28 2004 09:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: DreamWorks IPO flies highupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 10:22:00

Move over Nemo. A great white shark named Lino and his vegetarian son Lenny just gave investors another option.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 13:07:00

"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.

CNNMoney: A shark bite for DreamWorks?updated: Thu Sep 30 2004 11:37:00

Are a great white shark named Lino and his vegetarian son Lenny about to take a bite out of DreamWorks' stock market dreams?

CNNMoney: Summer flicks: 1 thumb up, 1 downupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 09:06:00

There are two ways to look at the summer movie season that winds down this Labor Day weekend.

HK firm banks on DreamWorks hitupdated: Sun Aug 15 2004 23:06:00

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.

Fortune: The Dream Team Cashes Inupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: "Doom 3" arrivesupdated: Mon Aug 02 2004 11:02:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -Doomsday is almost here.

CNNMoney: 'Shrek' stock in the worksupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 06:07:00

DreamWorks SKG has filed for an initial public offering for its animation unit, maker of the hit movies "Shrek" and "Shrek 2."

Teens terrorize local statuesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2004 10:01:00

Mascots and lawn ornaments in Eaton County, Michigan -- and those who care about them -- can rest easily again.

Join 'Van Helsing,' 'Shrek 2' in gamesupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 13:39:00

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.

CNNMoney: Shrek, Spiderman take on candylandupdated: Thu Jun 03 2004 11:11:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stores: Shrek ate our salesupdated: Tue May 25 2004 07:52:00

A retail trade group is blaming the hit movie "Shrek 2" for eating into retail sales last week.

'Shrek 2' shakes up box officeupdated: Sun May 23 2004 14:23:00

"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.

Review: 'Shrek 2' even better than 'Shrek'updated: Tue May 18 2004 15:26:00

"Shrek 2" is a Hollywood rarity: a sequel every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original.

CNNMoney: 'Shrek 2' - can the ogre sell the stock?updated: Tue May 18 2004 12:27:00

Some see "Shrek 2" as this summer's "Finding Nemo."

Animated action: Not just for Hollywood anymoreupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 10:15:00

Attention Shrek, Simba and Nemo. Meet your new computer-generated neighbors: Delgo, Kyla and Sedessa.

I forgot to remember to forgetupdated: Wed Apr 07 2004 15:14:00

History is written by the winners -- or the survivors. But there are at least two sides to every story.

Fortune: One Nation Under Wal-Mart How retailing's superpower--and our biggest Most Admired company--is changing updated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Hollywoodupdated: Mon Jan 21 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Enter The Swankoplexupdated: Mon Aug 13 2001 00:01:00

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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