DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said late Monday that it signed a new five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox Entertainment. The deal covers distribution of packaged media, digital and subscription video-on-demand content. Fox replaces Paramount Pictures, which was DreamWorks' partner since 2006.
Under the new agreement, Fox will receive 8% of revenue from box-office and packaged media sales. For digital content, including video-on-demand and download-to-own, Fox will receive a 6% distribution fee.
DreamWorks will retain the right to distribute its content on domestic television networks. Previously, the studio had to share revenues with Paramount.
This is good news. Maybe now Fox can get Dreamworks to release such titles as Shark Tale, Curse of the Were Rabbitt, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Prince of Egypt and Over the Hedge and Flushed Away!
So that would explain why alot of these titles haven't been issued on blu ray yet for the most part. I do hope Fox gets the rights to all of Dreamworks' regular film catalog soon. It would be a new beginning for the company since Paramount has practically hosed them on a bunch of good releases that still need attention like Catch Me, If You Can and The Terminal.
This is only for Dreamworks Animation. Dreamworks has already moved over to Disney for new product, and is dying on the vine. (I believe one of their major partner, Reliance from India, is starting to run out of money) - All of the previous Dreamworks Animation and Dreamworks titles are staying with Paramount.
Robert, I was under the understanding that Dreamworks animated titles like Antz, Prince of Egypt, Road To El Dorado, Sinbad, Shrek 1 etc that were made prior to the animation division of Dreamworks SKG being spun off to the seperate Dreamworks Animation company are part of the Dreamworks SKG catalog and hence are still with Paramount.
I do want to ad, that I am still surprised that Dreamworks Animation didnt go with someone like Lionsgate who has become a pretty big player now, but doesnt have any relationships with any animation studios.
I was pretty certain that SONY wouldnt end up with it, but I didnt see them landing at FOX either, since FOX has a great relationship with Bluesky. But still Fox will do DWA releases right, so in the end its all good.
Personally i just hope they dont implement region enconding on these discs. I assume that this means they take over the role of producing the discs from authoring, packaging, etc? Or is that still done by Dreamworks and Fox simply package and distribute the discs?
Yayyyyyy!!! This means more DreamWorks titles (especially DreamWorks animated movies) in DTS!!!!!
As for 7.1, why do some of you need it? Just start off with good 5.1 speaker set-ups or go with good bi-polar surrounds like Sinclair Audio's Brighton Series speakers.
Jodi, this is only for upcoming Dreamworks Animation releases, anything that was made prior to Dreamworks Animation being spun off as a seperate company is not included as that is part of the Dreamworks SKG catalog which is owned by Paramount.