Dreamworks and Paramount cancel HD DVD releases

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 be stopping their support of Toshiba's HD DVD format after 4 March.

Although DreamWorks chief exec Jeffrey Katzenberg said earlier in the week that the studio has "a partnership with Toshiba and have an obligation to see this through" all future releases have been cancelled.

Paramount (and its subsidiary DreamWorks) had nearly a half-dozen HD DVD titles scheduled for release through the first half of the year.

Paramount's final HD DVD titles will be Things We Lost in the Fire and Into the Wild, both coming 4 March in the US, however according to the Hollywood Reporter the studio will not release any Blu-ray titles until the summer.


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