Two Emmy Award-winning CG animated television series inspired by other Dreamworks Animation film franchises currently air on Nickelodeon. Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness debuted in November of 2011 and Penguins ofMadagascar in March 2009. Both highly-rated programs air in approximately 140 countries, reaching over 450 million households worldwide. Nickelodeon will also debut a future Monsters vs. Aliens television series.
Beginning with The Croods on March 22, 2013, all feature films from Dreamworks Animation will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. Rise of the Guardians, which will be released in theaters on November 21, 2012, will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
This makes Dreamworks Animation the first major film studio to debut at MIPCOM in more than a decade. In addition to the original CG animated teleVision Productions from Dreamworks Animation, DreamWorks Classics will represent Classic Media's well-known movies, series and specials. The DreamWorks Classics sales team, headed by London-based Chloe Van Den Berg, will attend MIPCOM on October 8-11, 2012 in Cannes, France along with Avery and Peter Gal, Head of Television Development at Dreamworks Animation.
About Dreamworks Animation
Dreamworks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. Dreamworks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, Dreamworks Animation ranks #14 on the list and is also designated as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies by MIT's Technology Review. All of Dreamworks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 24 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. The Company's theatrical releases for the current year areMadagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians on November 21, 2012.
About DreamWorks Classics
DreamWorks Classics was formed from Dreamworks Animation's acquisition earlier this year of Classic Media, owners of one of the most extensive portfolios of long-enduring family entertainment franchises, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where's Waldo?®, Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, George of the Jungle® and Rocky & Bullwinkle™. DreamWorks Classics will represent both the original CG animated teleVision Productions from Dreamworks Animation, includingDreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk and an all-new television series based on the studio's upcoming animated feature film Turbo, along with Classic Media's well-known movies, series and specials.
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