DreamWorks Animation, which recently signed a new five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox Entertainment, has revealed an ambitious release date slate through the middle of 2016. The studio is planning to release an unprecedented three films per year - with the only exception being 2015, when the studio will have four films.
The new slate of films is the most ambitious one ever announced by a Hollywood animation studio.
Some of the planned for release films include How to Train Your Dragon 3, B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, and next year's The Croods (March 22) and Turbo (July 19). DreamWorks Animation is also planning to release How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and King Fu Panda 3 (2016).
The Croods" - March 22, 2013
"Turbo" – July 19, 2013
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" - November 1, 2013
"Me And My Shadow" – March 14, 2014
"How To Train Your Dragon 2" – June 20, 2014
"Happy Smekday!" – November 26, 2014
"The Penguins Of Madagascar" – March 27, 2015
"Trolls" – June 5, 2015
"B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations" – November 6, 2015
"Mumbai Musical" (title not final) – December 19, 2015
You mean, a film studio, who on Shrek 4 stated that it would be the last, is actually STICKING to that?! How un-studio like. Well done Dreamworks, way to stick to those guns. Maybe I'll pick up the Shrek boxset after all.
@Nailwraps re "From what I've remembered correctly, Paramount has rights to Dreamworks Animation films from 1998-2012 (including the specials and TV series from that era) while Fox will own everything after 2012."
Almost spot on. Fox won't "own everything." DWA owns the films. Fox simply has theatrical (and I think home video) distribution rights for the length of their deal with DWA.
What I've yet to see anything definitive on is what's the rights situation for animated DreamWorks pictures that pre-date the existence of DWA, like PRINCE OF EGYPT. And is Jeffrey interested in converting his "older" films to 3D for a theatrical re-release before we see a BD of them?