Hello, everyone! Welcome to another installment of D-Views
Off-Topic! As stated previously, D-Views is a series primarily focusing on
Disney-produced and/or owned films, but from time to time, we go “off topic” to
discuss films that are sometimes mistaken for and/or were influenced by Disney
projects, and that’s what we’re doing today.
I am super excited about today’s subject – it has been one
of my favorite films since I was a child, and it is, in my opinion, the single
best non-Disney-produced animated film ever made. This is The Prince of
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Apocalypse Now (1979), Zoetrope Studios The Untouchables (1987), Paramount Pictures TRON: Legacy (2010), Walt Disney Pictures Léon: The Professional (1994), Gaumont Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Horizon Pictures Touch of Evil (1958), Universal International Pictures Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Lucasfilm Rain Man (1988), United Artists Taxi Driver (1976), Columbia Pictures Corporation Sherlock Holmes (2009), Warner Bros. Rear Window (1954), Paramount Pictures Seven Samurai (1954), Toho Company Heat (1995), Warner Bros. Lost in Translation (2003), Focus Features Casino Royale (2006), Columbia Pictures Black Rain (1989), Paramount Pictures Patriot Games (1992), Mace Neufeld Productions The Dark Knight (2008), Warner Bros. Deliverance (1972), Warner Bros. The Hunt for Red October (1990), Paramount Pictures There Will Be Blood (2007), Paramount Vantage The Birth of a Nation (1915), David W. Griffith Corp. Saving Private Ryan (1998), DreamWorks SKG Blade Runner (1982), The Ladd Company The Matrix (1999), Warner Bros. Superman (1978), Dovemead Films Stoker (2013), Fox Searchlight Pictures No Country for Old Men (2007), Paramount Vantage Thelma & Louise (1991), Pathé Entertainment The Shining (1980), Warner Bros. Take Shelter (2011), Hydraulx The Searchers (1956), Warner Bros. Gladiator (2000), DreamWorks SKG Road to Perdition (2002), DreamWorks SKG
“At a townhall meeting at DWA’s Glendale campus, NBCU’s Steve Burke said that between Illumination and DWA, Universal hopes to turn out four animated movies per year.
Once NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation is complete, Universal plans to continue making films at DWA’s Glendale campus, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke reassured DWA staffers Wednesday at a townhall meeting.
Burke — along with Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer and Katzenberg — met with about 1,500 employees Wednesday morning at DWA’s Glendale campus. The CEO explained that it’s very hard for one company to turn out more than two animated movies per year, but that by setting up two animation operations in its Illumination Entertainment and DWA, Universal hopes to produce as many as four animated movies per year.
‘If we could go from two animated films a year to four animated films a year by having two different parts of our company making those films, that would really advance our desire to be everything we could possibly be in the entertainment business,’ he said.
In explaining his decision to sell the company, Katzenberg related how when he, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen joined together in 1994 to found DreamWorks SKG, he wanted to create more than just a new studio. As he recounted it, he wanted to create a brand — a notion that, in his retelling, Geffen claimed was 'reaching for the stars.'”
THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR ARE GETTING THIER OWN MOVIE!!
However I must be really slow because I JUST got the news although Dreamworks announced the movie back in May… No news yet on what the movie is going to be about but it will center more on the TV show universe rather than the Madagascar movie universe.
The movie is due to hit theaters in June 2012… Well now I know what I’ll be doing for my 18th birthday :P
o enredo do filme se passa com um garoto e o seu cavalo. o garoto está presente da vida do cavalo desde o nascimento, pois era de uma fazenda vizinha a sua. o vizinho leiloa o cavalo e o pai do garoto compra pra usar na lavoura, apesar de saber que ele não serviria para isso, chegando em casa com o cavalo, o garoto o reconhece e se encanta por ele. com muito esforço e carinho o garoto consegue treinar o cavalo para função na qual o pai dele havia o comprado. com o início da guerra, com a perda da plantação e sem dinheiro para pagar as dívidas, o pai do garoto acaba vendendo para um oficial militar onde o cavalo vai para guerra. então a história entra naquela expectativa se os dois vão se reencontrar ou não, o cavalo conhece novos “donos” durante a trama. tem um momento que ele (o cavalo) não aparece, é meio estranho, pois a história toda é em cima dele. sobre o filme não é ruim e poderia ser melhor, mas não sei o que poderia melhorar ele, tem algo que faltou, algum tempero. a direção de arte, fotografia, trilha sonora, efeitos sonoros, figurino… estão bons. não é um filme pra estar entre os concorrentes de melhor filme do oscar 2012, mas está e é capaz de ganhar, vai entender. só quero dizer que se está esperando algo como IMPÉRIO DO SOL e RESGATE DO SOLDADO RYAN, só pra citar dois com temas de guerra do Spielberg, esqueça. de repente se for assistir sem essa expectativa irá gostar mais do filme.
“On Tuesday, executives and board members got their turn, as Comcast’s $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks closed — with outgoing CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s writing a heartfelt final memo to his workers, on the day he received a more than $391 million cash-out package. The founder (along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen) of one-time uber studio DreamWorks SKG walked away with 10 times more money than the next highest ranking studio employee, President Ann Daly.
Katzenberg suggested in a farewell memo to employees that his final hours as DreamWorks boss were filled with anything but thoughts about newly-claimed riches or about ‘the beautiful campus, the fountain, the panini maker or even the movies.’ Instead, he said said that when he drives out the DreamWorks gates for the final time he will think about people — 'incredibly talented individuals from around the globe, united by an amazing goal: to bring joy, wonder and laughter to the world.’
[Katzenberg] will work as a consultant to Comcast. And he will serve as Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, including looking for growth possibilities for properties like the studio’s Awesomeness TV unit.
Sources said Katzenberg got to sell a total of 9,186,260 shares he held variously via direct ownership, a trust and a series of entities he owns with his wife Marilyn. That part of the deal netted him more than $376.6 million. He also got to exercise options on more than 1 million additional shares, priced at $24.28 a share and at $35.30 a share — bagging $14.9 million more.”