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Anim Talk & DreamWorks & Outsourcing & Overseas Production & The Biz

DreamWorks Animation Faces 170 Additional Layoffs

From AWN: Cuts come as DWA continues to be integrated into NBCUniversal following its acquisition by Comcast, and just two months after the studio eliminated 200 positions at its Glendale campus and in its distribution and consumer products operations. DreamWorks Animation will lay off 170 more employees at its Glendale campus in January, according to a report by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The cuts come as DWA continues to be integrated into NBCUniversal following its acquisition by Comcast earlier…

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DreamWorks & The Biz

DreamWorks Animation Sale Finalized, Katzenberg Sees $391M Payday

According to AWN… Former DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg bids staffers goodbye, walking away with more than 10 times the compensation than the next-highest-ranking studio employee, studio president Ann Daly. Comcast’s $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation closed on Monday, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times, with former DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg bidding staffers goodbye in a memo sent to employees on Monday morning. Katzenberg also received a more than $391 million cash-out package, with the animation studio…

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DreamWorks Animation Loses Money For the Second Quarter in a Row

DreamWorks Animation reported a loss of $15.4 million in the second fiscal quarter, the second consecutive quarterly loss for the company. It reported earnings per share of -$0.18, a result worse than analysts had expected that sent the company’s stock down nine percent in after-hours trading. Read More @The Wrap… __________________________________________________________________________ More insider info on the TAG Blog: The quotes below were lifted from the TAG Blog.  Does anyone really believe the business model will change?  What do you think will happen…

Animated Features & DreamWorks & Geek Stuff & Learning

The Physics of Animation

Computer animation in feature-films is a modern-day nexus of art and science. Professor Alejandro Garcia developed and teaches “Physics of Animation”, a science course for visual artists. During 2011, he took a professional leave and worked in Dreamworks Animation’s department of Artistic Development as a physics consultant on “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Hear Professor Garcia discuss the animation industry from both the scientific and artistic perspectives.…