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02.09.2009

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UPDATE - It was announced today that Disney and DreamWorks have formally entered into an agreement that would have Disney releasing six DreamWorks films a year (this excludes the DreamWorks animated films) starting in 2010. The films will be released under Disney's Touchstone Pictures banner, which has seen it's release slate drop drastically over the years as the studio has looked to focus on more family friendly fare.

It's official, Steven Spielberg, Jeff Katzenberg and David Geffen's production company DreamWorks SKG is a total slut. And a money grubbing slut, at that.

The hussy production company was first partnered with Paramount and now that Universal isn't ponying up the 250 million they're asking for, they are calling it quits with them too. What's more, they've been single for mere hours and are already looking to get into bed with Disney.

A Universal spokesperson mentioned of the break, "Over the past several weeks, DreamWorks has demanded material changes to previously agreed-upon terms. It is clear that DreamWorks' needs and Universal's business interests are no longer in alignment. We wish them luck in their pursuit of funding and distribution of their future endeavors,, adding "and tell that fucker we're keeping the ring!"

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Extra Tidbit: Ironically enough, the company originally began after one of its founders, Jeffrey Katzenberg, resigned from Disney.
Source: THR

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9:02AM on 02/07/2009
Very much so. Michael Eisner had a bad habit of turning on junior employees who were doing their job too well, and Katzenberg was doing well at the animation division with The Lion King, Aladdin, etc. Katzenberg was also being extremely aggressive, demanding president Frank Wells' job after Wells died in a 1994 helicopter crash.

While Katzenberg can sell animation, he doesn't know a lot about it. He once told some Disney animators, "Make it look more French, like Botticelli."
Very much so. Michael Eisner had a bad habit of turning on junior employees who were doing their job too well, and Katzenberg was doing well at the animation division with The Lion King, Aladdin, etc. Katzenberg was also being extremely aggressive, demanding president Frank Wells' job after Wells died in a 1994 helicopter crash.

While Katzenberg can sell animation, he doesn't know a lot about it. He once told some Disney animators, "Make it look more French, like Botticelli."
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8:26AM on 02/07/2009
I've always been under the same impression of the Katz/Disney breakup. I know that Farquaad was a characateur of Eisner and Katz wasn't exactly quiet about some of his opinions.

Pixar and Dream Works as roomies? That could be interesting...
I've always been under the same impression of the Katz/Disney breakup. I know that Farquaad was a characateur of Eisner and Katz wasn't exactly quiet about some of his opinions.

Pixar and Dream Works as roomies? That could be interesting...
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12:33AM on 02/07/2009

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I would have to believe that you're right. The entire point of the first Shrek movie was to stick a big middle finger in Disney's face. I can't imagine that Katzenberg would be okay going back to Disney. Although if my memory serves, it may have been a personal thing with the CEO at the time(Eisner?)as I heard the whole character of Lord Farquaad was based on him.
I would have to believe that you're right. The entire point of the first Shrek movie was to stick a big middle finger in Disney's face. I can't imagine that Katzenberg would be okay going back to Disney. Although if my memory serves, it may have been a personal thing with the CEO at the time(Eisner?)as I heard the whole character of Lord Farquaad was based on him.
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11:18PM on 02/06/2009
I believe Katzenberg is no longer associated with the company but I could be wrong. I would really like to know more about why they split with Paramount as just about every film they released was a hit, and how does this affect future Transformers films.
I believe Katzenberg is no longer associated with the company but I could be wrong. I would really like to know more about why they split with Paramount as just about every film they released was a hit, and how does this affect future Transformers films.
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11:04PM on 02/06/2009
Does this mean all the dreamworks related rides at Universal are going to be defunct? Like Shrek 4D and the upcoming Transformers ride.

Something similar happened when Paramount sold their theme parks to another company, and a majority of the rides were changed. Mostly roller coasters, that's not the same or nearly as major as the outcome that could unfold at Universal park.

I say this...because I have an annual pass to Universal Florida.
Does this mean all the dreamworks related rides at Universal are going to be defunct? Like Shrek 4D and the upcoming Transformers ride.

Something similar happened when Paramount sold their theme parks to another company, and a majority of the rides were changed. Mostly roller coasters, that's not the same or nearly as major as the outcome that could unfold at Universal park.

I say this...because I have an annual pass to Universal Florida.
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