February 4, 2006
Glendale-based DreamWorks dominates annual animation awards with 25 nods.GLENDALE -- Blockbuster movies and high-tech TV cartoons helped Glendale and Burbank studios dominate the nominations for the 33rd Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Award ceremony, which will honor 2005's finest animation work in films, television and gaming, will feature a high-profile group of presenters such as William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Craig T. Nelson and "Incredibles" director Brad Bird on Saturday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd.
June 28, 2003
Jackson Bell An estimated 2,500 people helped kick off the Outdoor Picture Show's second season Wednesday night, filling the IKEA Courtyard to capacity for a sneak preview of DreamWorks' soon-to-be-released animated movie, "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas." Media City Center, IKEA and the city sponsored the festivities, which included free food, face painting and performances from a magician. Brian Gartland, senior marketing director for Media City Center, said the opening-night attendance was more than twice of the average attendance last year.
August 19, 2009
DreamWorks secures new path for 18 films The Burbank-based studio saw renewed opportunity this week after it announced that it had finalized a deal providing enough capital to make about 18 films over the next three years. The move means Steven Spielberg and his business partner in the venture, India-based Reliance Big Entertainment, which owns a 50% stake, will now be fully able to realize the long-held plans for independent filmmaking decisions. ? Home Depot earnings beat expectations Home Depot beat Wall Street expectations Tuesday with the release of its second-quarter earnings report.
September 29, 2008
BURBANK — The U.S. House of Representatives delivered a rebuke to President George W. Bush on Monday in rejecting a $700-billion proposal to bail out struggling financial firms as a historic stock market collapse sent shock waves from Wall Street to Glendale. The 228 to 205 vote on the Bush-backed bill included nays from Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman and a yes vote from Republican Rep. David Dreier. “There was a great difference of opinion about the best way to deal with this,” Schiff said.
December 8, 2004
Rima Shah With 16 nominations for the annual Annie Awards and a place in the top 50 all-time box office champions, about the only thing that could trip up "The Incredibles" at this point is a cape. Well, that and a certain green guy with a donkey as a sidekick. The Pixar Animation Studios and Disney movie won 16 nominations for this year's animated film awards. Glendale-based DreamWorks scored seven nominations for "Shrek 2." The Burbank-based International Animated Film Society, a nonprofit organization for the advancement of animation, presents the awards, which were first given in 1972, said Antran Manooghian, president of the society.
June 21, 2000
DreamWorks SKG receives Focus on Family award GLENDALE -- DreamWorks Animation Studio received the Focus on the Family award at the fifth annual LA's BEST Family Brunch. Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-principal of DreamWorks, accepted the award, which went to the film company for its commitment to enhancing the lives of children and families in Los Angeles. Presenting the award to Katzenberg was Academy-Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey. DreamWorks was recognized for creating high-quality family entertainment like the animated features "Antz" and "The Prince of Egypt," as well as its sponsorship of animation workshops for kids in the LA's BEST after school program, helping to spark imaginations and make dreams reality.
August 16, 2003
Between 400 and 500 people are expected to turn out for "Walk and Roll," a 5K run/walk to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. taking place this morning at Lake Balboa. A team composed of studio employees from Disney, Sony, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks will walk in honor of Jeff Cole, a Burbank resident who died earlier this year from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Live entertainment will be provided. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the site, 6300 Balboa Blvd.