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Dreamworks Animation in Concert begins this week

2016 at 06:18 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After years of beloved animated films and franchises, Dreamworks will be celebrating over 20 years of animated film history with their “Dreamworks Animation in Concert” orchestral presentation! The concert is planning on an international tour, and will begin its journey at the Wolf Trap’s Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on June 30th. The concert will cover a wide variety of Dreamworks’ biggest hits, including classics from Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung-Fu Panda, and more alongside animated clip shows from the films. After their debut in Virginia, the concert will be stopping by dozens of other cities later this summer, including other USA locations like Houston, San Diego, and Salt Lake City, along with international locations like Moscow, Calgary, and Melbourne! Check out the official trailer below for a taste of what’s to come at the official premiere, and keep an eye out for a location near you!


DreamWorks virtual reality booth at NYCC

2014 at 02:49 pm by admin | Comments Off


With DreamWorks Animation’s animated sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, releasing in theaters earlier this year, the animated film company brought their newest film to last week’s New York Comic-Con in a brand new way with their virtual-reality experience booth! Using the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset previously seen in several booths at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, the exhibit provided visitors with an interactive gaming experience, allowing players to control an airborne dragon as it flies through several obstacles.


The exhibit, designed to resemble Viking vessels similar to the ones seen in the film, featured unique seating that mimicked the way the movie portrayed riders on their dragons, and featured a number of interactive features to make the experience even more realistic. These included a vibrating motor placed underneath the seat that activated on turns or other bumpy aerial maneuvers, and a fan pointed at the users’ faces that would turn and shift direct based on where you piloted your dragon steed! All of these additions turned the game into an interactive experience for fans of all ages.


DreamWorks concert celebrates anniversary

2014 at 01:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

DreamWorks Animation, known for their work on popular 3D-animation movies like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Kung-Fu Panda, and more, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a big way! In association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the DreamWorks Animation in Concert event was held between July 18th and 19th at the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater, and played a variety of music and compositions from their most popular films!

The concert was led by music director Thomas Wilkins, and the two orchestras played their music for over 30,000 fans who showed up for the celebration. On top of that, celebrities Jack Black and Judith Hill were at the event, who helped perform music, and even featured a rare guitar performance from legendary composter Hans Zimmer! The celebrations also featured compositions from John Powell, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman, making this event the biggest celebration of DreamWorks music yet!

While the event is now over, there is yet hope for fans across the world, as the DreamWorks Animation in Concert plans to appear in other locations across the world, though no concrete locations or dates have yet been set. Alongside the recent 20th anniversary exhibition that opened in Australia in recent months, DreamWorks has been celebrating the occasion all over the world, and hopes to continue making movies for its fans.


DreamWorks celebrates anniversary with a new exhibit

2014 at 12:15 pm by admin | Comments Off


DreamWorks Studios has opened up a new interactive exhibit at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, located in Melbourne! Titled “DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibit”, this show is a part of DreamWorks’ celebration of their 20th anniversary, and showcases over 400 items and pieces from famous films like Shrek, Wallace & Gromit, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and more.




This includes over 40 original small-scale character models, interactive movies, and other setups including drawings, models, and installations. This show strives to immerse visitors in the creative process, and give a peek into how DreamWorks characters are brought to life. The exhibit celebrated its opening-day festivities on April 9th with a variety of animators and executives from the company, and will remain open for the public until October 5th.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ first look revealed

2014 at 01:49 pm by admin | Comments Off


DreamWorks’ popular animated CG movie “How to Train Your Dragon” will be receiving a sequel on June 13th, and DreamWorks has unveiled the first look at the movie in a short 5 minute clip! The scene shows off one of the “dragon racing” sequences from the movie, highlighting the animation and character designs used in the upcoming film. A mixture of action and comedy, this sequel will be sure to please fans of the original and newcomers alike!

“How to Train Your Dragon” is a series of children’s books written by British author Cressida Cowell, and highlight the interactions between a tribe of Viking-like humans and their dragon pets. Originally released in 2003, the book series has continued to this day, with the most recent release being puslished in 2013. The series has grown in popularity over the years and spawned its own franchise, including the 2010 animated movie, TV shows, short stories, and more.