Animation Articles: May 3, 2020

A selection of the best animation articles including news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week beginning the 3rd of May, 2020.

7 Key Takeaways From Katzenberg’s “Thoughts On Our Business” Letter

You may already be familiar with the topic of this post; an internal memo written by Jeffrey Katzenberg back in1991 while he was still at Disney. In it, he analyses the movie business as it was then with particular emphasis on how it relates to Disney and their way of doing things. Have things changed […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Folly of Faster Technology

Via: PC Mag Yesterday, at the Techonomy conference, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed that through technological developments, the studio would soon be able to animate in “real-time”. This statement has got a decent amount of attention from the relevant media, but just how accurate or true is it? While Katzenberg is keeping the details close […]

Who Will Lead Us Now?

You already know who this post is about, even before you’ve started reading it That’s because Steve Jobs really was a leader. I may not have bought any of his products, or even agreed or liked his way of doing things (too locked-down, too expensive) but that’s not to say I didn’t have a lot […]

What DreamWorks Artists Do After Dark: The Documentary

You may remember hearing a while back about a project called Moonshine. It’s basically a book of art collected from various DreamWorks employees that they created outside work hours. Well, as a follow-up to the excellent book comes this short documentary which looks at the artists themselves and how they create their work and what […]

J. Katzenburg Places A Smart Bet on Netflix

The latter half of 2011 hasn’t exactly been very kind to either DreamWorks or Netflix. The former saw it’s stock slide after poorer than expected first quarter results and the latter has been taking a hammering from just about everyone after they raised prices and then announced that they were splitting their streaming and DVD […]

DreamWorks MUST Remain Independent: The 7 Reasons Why

┬áVia: Wikipedia Although DreamWorks Animation is already independent, it does distribute it’s films through Paramount, who in return, collect a fee from the gross receipts. Such an arrangement has worked well until now, just one short year away from the end of the current agreement. There has been a lot of talk about DreamWorks being […]