I’m no huge Madagascar fan, thus the reason it took me until the DVD release to see this film, but Penguins of Madagascar (DreamWorks Animation, 2014) is a fun, hilarious, highly enjoyable movie. I was awww’ing and lol’ing almost immediately, as we get to see Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private as adorable wittle penguin babies sticking it to some leopard seals and getting kicked down a mountain by some documentary filmmakers. The premise is not too bad—little funky with the octopus/doctor super-villain, but it totally fits in with the weird world of these wannabe military special-op soldiers.
DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature film How to Train Your Dragon 2 is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on November 11th. Two packages will be available: a two-disc version with the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD and a three-disc Deluxe Edition with addition of a 3D Blu-ray Disc.
Some art has been circulating online which appears to be a cover of an upcoming Walter FosterLearn to Draw book for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.
DreamWorks Animation took to Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Com to show off their upcoming slate of feature films. Craig Ferguson was the moderator for the panel, which included peeks at ThePenguins of Madagascar and Home.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced this week at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, that DreamWorks had acquired the rights to the classic animated character Felix the Cat for an undisclosed amount. DreamWorks will not be creating new Felix the Cat animated shorts or features, however; instead, they will be using Felix’s famous face as part of a new fashion line.
DreamWorks Animation has a new character poster for their upcoming film How to Train Your Dragon 2. The poster features a more grown up Astrid (the sequel takes place five years after the original film ended), who in the film is voiced again by actress America Ferrera. The poster also features Astrid’s dragon Stormfly.