DreamWorks archive

  • DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates
    Tablets

    DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates

    By 4 January 2014

    DreamWorks Studios and Nabi-tablet manufacturer Fuhu have partnered to produce an 8-inch Android tablet for kids that will cost less than $300. The New York Times reported that the tablet, called Dreamtab, will automatically receive regular updates....

  • Netflix working on new original TV series with Dreamworks, the biggest deal yet
    Home Cinema

    Netflix working on new original TV series with Dreamworks, the biggest deal yet

    By 17 June 2013

    Netflix has signed with Dreamworks to create multiple new original TV series for its online streaming offering. Promising more than 300 hours of programming, the Dreamworks deal is part of what Netflix says is the largest ever signed for original content....

  • Need for Speed movie to star Ford Mustang and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, due spring 2014
    Gaming

    Need for Speed movie to star Ford Mustang and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, due spring 2014

    By 11 June 2013

    Electronic Arts and DreamWorks Studios on Monday showcased never before seen footage - as well as the the star car and actor - of the upcoming film Need for Speed at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles.  The film, which obviously draws from EA's best-selling...

  • Samsung: 3D Blu-ray exclusives scrapped
    Home Cinema

    Samsung: 3D Blu-ray exclusives scrapped

    By 24 February 2011

    Samsung UK is to look for ways to add value to its 3D TV and Blu-ray products other than exclusive content deals with studios and their 3D Blu-ray portfolios. Consumers have long complained that deals between movie studios and CE companies, restricting...

  • The tech behind Shrek in 3D
    Home Cinema

    The tech behind Shrek in 3D

    By 2 July 2010

    HP has given us an insight into the huge technical effort it has taken to create the latest instalment in the popular DreamWorks' Shrek franchise - Shrek Forever After in 3D - and we have to admit the numbers are pretty mind blowing. The film was made...

  • Katzenberg: Avatar will be a "watershed moment"
    Home Cinema

    Katzenberg: Avatar will be a "watershed moment"

    By 25 September 2009

    Jeffery Katzenberg, the CEO of Dreamworks has said that James Cameron's Avatar will be the "watershed moment" for the 3D film industry. Talking to the Variety magazine at the recently held 3D-Summit conference in California, the Hollywood producer told...

  • New technology breakthrough means you won't have to upgrade television to watch 3D TV
    Home Cinema

    New technology breakthrough means you won't have to upgrade television to watch 3D TV

    By 25 September 2009

    Users won't have to upgrade their television sets to be able to experience 3D television claims John Lowry, an imaging industry veteran and creator of a new 3D technology called TrioScopics3D. The new 3D tech doesn't require the viewer to upgrade their...

  • Eight upcoming 3D movies you'll want to watch
    Home Cinema

    Eight upcoming 3D movies you'll want to watch

    By 25 September 2009

    The cinema world is going three dimensional, but what movies should you be calling in the babysitters or favours to watch? We take a look at the ones that should be on your list. So grab your glasses, jump in the car and get ready to head to the cinema...

  • Consumers don't want to pay more for 3D...
    Home Cinema

    Consumers don't want to pay more for 3D...

    By 22 September 2009

    Consumers aren't ready to pay extra to watch 3D movies at the cinema or in the home even though that's what movie studios have planned, new research shows. The survey conducted by In-Stat Digital shows that 64% of consumers surveyed in the US expressed...

  • Dreamworks films in 3D from next year
    Home Cinema

    Dreamworks films in 3D from next year

    By 21 August 2008

    Way back in March, Dreamworks CEO Jeff Katzenberg announced that the future is 3D, and that his company would be pumping $30m dollars a year into 3D technology. Katzenberg said then that he plans to make all of Dreamworks' future films in 3D. The company's...

  • HP DreamColor LP2480zx monitor launches
    Online

    HP DreamColor LP2480zx monitor launches

    By 11 June 2008

    HP were set a conundrum by DreamWorks Animation who put in an request for colour critical displays for their animators to work on, but with a price tag that wasn't going to cripple the company. As Kate Swanborg, technology executive at DreamWorks Animation...

  • 1500 cinemas to be upgraded to 3D in the States
    Home Cinema

    1500 cinemas to be upgraded to 3D in the States

    By 21 May 2008

    A major cinema chain in the States has revealed plans to upgrade 1500 of its screens with the ability to show 3D movies. Regal Entertainment Group has reached a deal with RealD 3D in a move that's being described as the largest ever commitment to 3D by...

  • 3D is the future, says Dreamworks' CEO
    Home Cinema

    3D is the future, says Dreamworks' CEO

    By 12 March 2008

    Dreamworks has announced that it will be ploughing $30m dollars a year into 3D technology as it hopes to get the edge over rival Pixar. "Clearly I'm putting my money where my mouth is and the company's bet on it", said CEO Katzenberg in an interview with...

  • Dreamworks and Paramount cancel HD DVD releases
    Home Cinema

    Dreamworks and Paramount cancel HD DVD releases

    By 29 February 2008

    Dreamworks has performed a massive U-turn and now cancelled all future planned HD DVD releases including Bee Movie due to be released on the 11 March. The studio, along with its parent company Paramount, has now officially confirmed that they will both...

  • DreamWorks sticks with HD DVD
    Home Cinema

    DreamWorks sticks with HD DVD

    By 27 February 2008

    DreamWorks Animation has surprised the industry by saying it will stick with the dead HD DVD format. The CEO of the company said that despite Toshiba discontinuing production of HD DVD players, it was locked into an exclusive deal to produce movies with...

  • Paramount movies coming to Xbox LIVE
    Gaming

    Paramount movies coming to Xbox LIVE

    By 18 February 2008

    Paramount Pictures has confirmed that it is extending its partnership with Microsoft to bring its catalogue of current and library films to the UK, following the recent Warner Bros deal. This means that all Xbox 360 owners connected to Xbox LIVE can now...

  • Paramount about to dump HD DVD too?
    Home Cinema

    Paramount about to dump HD DVD too?

    By 8 January 2008

    The Financial Times is reporting that Paramount is poised to dump HD DVD following Warner's recent announcement of a move firmly into the Blu-ray camp. Quoting "people familiar with the situation" the FT suggests that Paramount, and perhaps DreamWorks...

  • 2007: A year in review, August
    Online

    2007: A year in review, August

    By 29 December 2007

    It was Facebook that had a hotter than hot summer, with constant stings and court cases. First up, it was Vodafone and First Direct that took a pop at Zuckerberg and his crew. Both companies opted to pull their adverts from Facebook after these were shown...

  • Michael Bay still speaking out against HD DVD
    Home Cinema

    Michael Bay still speaking out against HD DVD

    By 24 October 2007

    Transformers director Michael Bay prompted a small scandal earlier this year when he criticised Paramount's choice of HD DVD over Blu-ray for his movies' home cinema releases. At the time, in his personal blog, Bay stated that the decision had made him...

  • Transformers on HD DVD breaks records
    Home Cinema

    Transformers on HD DVD breaks records

    By 23 October 2007

    To put this in perspective, the HD DVD sales are still very low compared to standard DVD sales, with 4.5 million DVDs sold on day one compared to 100,000 HD DVDs, and there's no Blu-ray release for a true comparison, but it's still a milestone for the...

  • WowWee makes Barry B. Benson real
    Online

    WowWee makes Barry B. Benson real

    By 28 September 2007

    Wowwee has created the Flytech Barry B. Benson, the world's first radio-controlled flying bee. The official flying bee toy, based on the character from Dreamworks Animation's Bee Movie, can be controlled using the digital remote. Available in the States...

  • Toshiba comments on Paramount/DreamWorks HD DVD decision
    Home Cinema

    Toshiba comments on Paramount/DreamWorks HD DVD decision

    By 23 August 2007

    Toshiba has released a statement to the press about Paramount and DreamWork's recent decision to go HD DVD only. It says that Toshiba Corporation welcomes the announcement from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG that they will exclusively...

  • Comment: Why has Dreamworks and Paramount dropped Blu-ray?
    Home Cinema

    Comment: Why has Dreamworks and Paramount dropped Blu-ray?

    By 21 August 2007

    Every time you think there is going to be a winner in the Blu-ray HD DVD battle, one of the camps pulls something out of the bag and stuns the industry. The latest is the announcement from Dreamworks and Paramount that it will only be backing HD DVD from...

  • Paramount and DreamWorks go exclusively HD DVD
    Home Cinema

    Paramount and DreamWorks go exclusively HD DVD

    By 20 August 2007

    Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have both announced today that they will exclusively support the HD DVD next-gen format on a worldwide basis. The exclusive HD DVD commitment will include all movies distributed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks...

  • Flushed Away – PS2 review
    Gaming 2 out of 5

    Flushed Away – PS2 review

    By 19 January 2007

    I was immediately suspicious of a game with a title you’d most commonly associate with the toilet, but of course, it is the official game of the lavatory-esque named movie from Dreamworks. But is this the stuff of effluent? As with all movie tie-ins,...