November 8, 2013
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel escaped last November , causing a hullabaloo on Glendale Boulevard. The getaway camel, which was eventually caught after a one-block pursuit, brought criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which at the time called on city officials to revoke the circus' permit to operate in the Civic Auditorium's parking lot. Brad Wright, a former National Basketball Assn.
September 25, 2013
As I look over the 58 years I have lived in Glendale, these past 12 years have seen this “Jewel City” change from great to mediocre. John Drayman convinced his colleagues to spend thousands of dollars with an outside consulting firm to change the city slogan from “The Jewel City” to “Get Animated.” Whatever happened to that peculiar idea? I am sure if we needed a name change, students from our local schools could have had a slogan contest and come up with a name the community would have embraced.
August 5, 2013
DreamWorks Animation marketing chief Anne Globe has resigned from her job after 17 years with the Glendale-based studio. DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told his staff Monday morning that Globe had "made the decision to leave DreamWorks Animation to start her own consulting business. " Globe held various positions at DreamWorks, overseeing the marketing of feature films, television series and theatrical productions. Calling her a "talented and creative executive," Katzenberg credited Globe for building relationships with such partners as McDonald's, Intel, General Mills and Nickelodeon.
August 1, 2013
With the help of some cavemen, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. delivered a stronger-than-anticipated profit in the second quarter. The Glendale studio reported net income of $22.2 million, or $0.26 a share, on revenue of $213.4 million during the quarter ended June 30. That's well above net income of $12.8 million, or $0.15, on revenue of $162.8 million, during the same period a year earlier. The results easily exceeded the 20 cents a share estimate analysts had predicted. Continue reading > > --Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2013
With the help of some cavemen, DreamWorks Animation delivered stronger than anticipated profits in the second quarter. The Glendale-based company reported net income of $22.2 million, or $0.26 a share, on revenues of $213.4 million during the quarter ended June 30. That's well above the net income of $12.8 million, or $0.15 per share, and revenue of $162.8 million, during the same period a year ago. The results easily exceeded the...
July 22, 2013
Shares of DreamWorks Animation fell more than 7% Monday after analysts said the company could face a write-down after animated film "Turbo" had a disappointing opening weekend at the box office. "Turbo," which features the voice of Ryan Reynolds as a snail with dreams of winning the Indy 500, had a sluggish debut, bringing in $21.5 million over its first weekend in release. Piper Jaffray analyst James Marsh, who has a "neutral" rating on the stock, said the film's poor box office performance could result in a write-down of $30 million to $50 million.
July 17, 2013
Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. fell Wednesday after box office forecasters said its animated film "Turbo" could disappoint at the box office. "Turbo," which features the voice of Ryan Reynolds as a garden snail with dreams of winning the Indy 500 , is expected to take in about $35 million over five days in its first weekend, according to early industry projections. The film, which cost $135 million, opens Wednesday. Cowen & Co. analyst Doug Creutz said in a note to clients that the film was headed for a "very weak" opening, and may be hurt at the box office by this year's glut of summer movies.
July 16, 2013
She's an American icon with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But it has been four decades since she had her own prime-time TV show, on which her courage, loyalty and knack for saving the day endeared her to millions of baby boomers. Can Lassie really come home again? Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation, creator of the "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda" movies, plans to put the charismatic collie back in the public eye, along with Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and other decades-old characters.
June 19, 2013
With the freshly-announced deals to produce animated television shows for Netflix and Germany's leading children's TV channel , DreamWorks Animation is well on the way to reinventing itself as a multifaceted media company. That's the message Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is imparting to Wall Street in the wake of the company's television deals with Netflix and Super RTL . "We're now on a path to becoming the biggest producer and distributor of high quality TV programming on a global basis," Katzenberg said in a conference call with analysts Tuesday. "DreamWorks is increasingly shifting from an animated film company into a multifaceted entertainment company.