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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 29, 2012
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Thursday sent a letter calling on Glendale to revoke a permit for the Ramos Bros. Circus, which is scheduled to run through Tuesday. The smaller-scale operation doesn't have the big animal draws, such as elephants, but PETA pointed to the brief escape last week of a camel from the circus across from Glendale Community College in calling for immediate action. “The potentially fatal escape of a camel should serve as the straw that breaks the back of the Ramos Bros.' welcome in Glendale,” Delcianna Winders, PETA's foundation director of captive animal law enforcement, said in a statement.
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November 26, 2012
Shares of DreamWorks Animation took a hit in the wake of a poor box office debut for "Rise of the Guardians. " DreamWorks' stock fell as much as 5.8% on Monday after some analysts warned that the Glendale-based studio could be forced to take a significant write-down on its latest computer animated movie .  The 3-D movie pulled in $32.6 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday period, marking a rare misfire for a studio that...
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November 1, 2012
DreamWorks Animation reported a 24% jump in profits in the third quarter due to the box-office success of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. " The Glendale-based animation studio posted net income of $24.4 million, or $0.29 a share, on revenues of $186.3 million, in the quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared with a profit of $19.7 million, or $0.23 per share, on revenues of $160.8 million during the same period in 2011. DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said the results stemmed from the "blockbuster international box office success" of " Madagascar 3: Europe 's Most Wanted," which he said was the fifth-highest-grossing film of the year on a global basis.
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October 25, 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. , the Glendale studio behind the " Shrek " and “Madagascar” movies, announced that Chairman Roger Enrico resigned from the board. Current board member Mellody Hobson will succeed Enrico, according to a statement from the animation studio, which did not disclose reasons for Enrico's resignation. Enrico, 67, has served as DreamWorks Animation's chairman since 2004. He is a former chief executive of PepsiCo Inc. , where he spent 31 years.
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October 9, 2012
Animal control officials on Monday sought to ease concerns among Glendale residents unnerved by the prevalence of coyotes in their neighborhoods, saying the canines do play an important role in the local ecosystem and pose little threat to humans. At the first of two public meeting in Glendale - scheduled to address the increased call volume from residents to animal control officers regarding coyote sighting and conflicts - officials said taking simple measures, such as shoring up pet food and trash, can go a long way in discouraging any unwanted visits.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | September 5, 2012
Colorado officials say the popular Glendale bear known as “Meatball” - trapped and taken to a temporary rescue facility in San Diego County - will not be permitted residency at a sanctuary in the Rocky Mountain state. “This bear can't come to Colorado,” said Randy Hamilton, spokesman for Colorado Parks & Wildlife, pointing to state regulations that prevent sanctuaries from accepting wild animals. There's been a tug-of-war over the 400-pound bear since he was caught last week in La Cañada Flintridge.
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August 20, 2012
Shrek and Po have found a new home. DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox , which will distribute its movies beginning next year. Fox replaces Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks' partner since 2006. The two companies' relationship began souring in 2011 as DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg sought to pay a lower fee and Paramount Chairman Brad Grey formed a competitive animation unit at his studio.
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August 10, 2012
With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures . Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace Paramount Pictures as the distributor of DreamWorks movies beginning next year, according to knowledgeable people not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Forged in 2006, the partnership between Glendale-based DreamWorks and Paramount has been largely successful, with both studios benefiting from hits such as the "Madagascar," " Shrek " and  "Kung Fu Panda" series.
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August 8, 2012
DreamWorks Animation and China's largest media companies plan to invest more than $3 billion to build a sprawling entertainment, dining and shopping district in Shanghai . A new joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks announced Monday that the company would open Dream Center - an entertainment hub with theaters, cinemas, restaurants and tourist attractions - in 2016. The announcement marks the latest effort by Glendale-based DreamWorks and other Hollywood studios to bolster business in the world's most populous country, which this year has surpassed Japan as the world's second-largest market for movies outside the U.S. It also fits the studio's strategy of trying to diversify its business by expanding into television shows, live entertainment and theme parks.
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August 7, 2012
A new Chinese joint venture said Monday that the third installment of DreamWorks Animation's " Kung Fu Panda " will be made in China as a co-production, the first for any major Hollywood animated feature film. "Kung Fu Panda 3," set for worldwide release in 2017, will be the debut feature-length animated film to be created by Oriental DreamWorks, a Shanghai-based entertainment company launched in February that will develop and produce Chinese animated and live-action content for distribution within China and around the globe.
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