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shark tale was a more sophisticated and better-crafted movie than the prince of egypt and how to train your dragon combined, you’re all just disney sheep for hating it in the first place and jeffrey katzenberg is a creative genius

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Today’s Jewish Heritage Month profile is on animation superstar Jeffrey Katzenberg. He’s had a hand in some of the most famous animated feature films the past few decades, and he helped form one of the more well-known contemporary studios. The chances that you haven’t seen something he helped shape are very small.

Jeffrey comes from New York City, the child of a stockbrocker father and an artist mother. He got his professional start working as an assistant to the likes of producer David Picker, and Paramount Pictures CEO Barry Diller. He began working for the studio’s marketing department, and was later given the job of revitalizing the Star Trek franchise, culminating in the 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture, making just enough at the box office to get a sequel.

Eventually, he became Paramount’s president of production under the likes of Michael Eisner. In 1984, when Eisner became the CEO of the Walt Disney Company, he took Jeffrey with him. He was then in charge of the motion picture division of the company, At the time of his entry, the studio was in last place in terms of box office results. His efforts proved to bring new life into it, spawning a number of successful films in both live action and animated works. His oversight saw the production of successful live action television and films such as Good Morning Vietnam, Home Improvement, and The Golden Girls, under the Touchstone division. 

His influence began to reach into Disney’s animated features. The animation department began to generate some of its best works to date, including famous films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. He also oversaw the deal between Disney and Pixar. After a number of internal problems, Katzenberg was denied a promotion by Eisner, and left the company. 

Katzenberg then went on to found Dreamworks SKG with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen—SKG, Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen. Katzenberg took over much of the animated works, and served as an executive producer on critically acclaimed films such as The Prince of Egypt and Shrek 2. Dreamworks spun off Dreamworks Animation, with Katzenberg as active CEO, in 2004, bringing about more hits such as How to Train Your Dragon and Home. Fifteen of the studio’s films are among the top 50 highest grossing films of all time.

Katzenberg has a wife, Marilyn Siegel, and the two have two children. Their son, David, works in the entertainment industry. The two donated the Katzenberg Center to Boston University, and the Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation to the University of Southern California. He is a member of a number of organizations, such as Chairman for the Motion Picture and Television Foundation. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from the famous Ringling College of Art and Design. 

He is the current CEO of DWA, and oversees their projects.

♫ I want to be where the people are/And sing stuff that’s 100% crucial to the plot ♫

5 Iconic Movie Scenes Almost Cut for Idiotic Reasons

#5. The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World” Was Nearly Cut Because of Dropped Popcorn

Jeffrey Katzenberg, then chairman of Walt Disney Studios, didn’t want the song to be a part of the movie’s world because he thought kids would find it boring. He arrived at that conclusion after a kid in the test audience spilled his popcorn during the scene, which to Katzenberg meant that the sequence was so mind-numbingly dull, it actually caused the child’s higher motor functions to commit suicide. … Fortunately, the rest of the staff fought Katzenberg by, I assume, asking him to please explain the reasoning behind his decision out loud to them.

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Thank you, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts yesterday from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg – The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery.

  • WILL FERRELL:Hey I was just the villain in the Lego Movie doing the exact same character voice as Megamind
  • JONAH HILL:Hey I was totally another nerdy obsessive superhero in it too
  • THE LEGO MOVIE:Hey don't mind me I'm just over here being awesome and making tons of money and already getting a sequel
  • JEFFREY KATZENBERG:hmmm you know this gives me an idea...
  • MEGAMIND FANDOM:?????
  • WILL FERRELL:?????
  • JEFFREY KATZENBERG:Lets do a Shrek 5!!
  • MEGAMIND FANDOM:YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME
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The release of this expose will doubtless make the rounds, and it is now only a matter of time before everyone in Hollywood knows the truth – that there was an uncredited writer who came in at one point to help get The Croods back on track. We, um, didn’t exactly give him a credit on the finished movie, and didn’t think there’d be problem since he doesn’t have the internet, doesn’t drive, and doesn’t even wear pants – so, how would he ever find out?

Anyway, it’s all out in the open now. So, oh well.

Now this is a story all about how
Katzenberg lies and twists it around~

As of November 3, 2013, Turbo has grossed $82,807,215 in North America, and $184,800,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $267,607,215.[7] The film cost $127 million to produce,[5]and DreamWorks Animation spent between $150 million and $175 million to market it.[6] Despite having one of the lowest grosses in the DreamWorks Animation history,[54] Turbo is still expected to be profitable, calculating in Netflix television series Turbo: F.A.S.T.,[28] and assuming successful performance from home video and consumer products.[55]

In North America, on its opening day the film earned 5.8 million in 3,552 theaters.[56] The film opened to #3 in its first weekend, with $21,312,625, behind The Conjuring and Despicable Me 2,[57]having the third lowest all-time opening for a DreamWorks Animation computer-animated film, or adjusted for inflation and 3D prices, the lowest ever for a DWA CG film.[58] Turbo’s domestic performance was a disappointment for DreamWorks Animation, which had expectation for their films to be “$150 million, $200 million grossing movies.”[59] Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation’s CEO, attributed less than expected gross to the bad release date, set in the middle of over-crowded summer marketplace, having an original film compete with five other animated films[54] ― by about 100% more than before.[60]

UH HUH OKAY AND THEN THERE’S MEGAMIND WHICH THEY MADE EVERY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK FOR ABANDONING WHEN IT WAS UP AGAINST TANGLED AND HARRY POTTER oh yeah five films that’s cute TRY DISNEY AND HARRY-GIGANTIC-FANBASE-POTTER

(also dare I add that Despicable Me is another villain movie mhm gee I wonder why people like that more than racing snails DURP DE DURR)

Megamind opened to $12,530,397 on opening day, and earned $46,016,833 over the three-day weekend, taking the No. 1 spot and averaged $11,668 from around 7,300 screens at 3,944 theaters. The opening was a bit higher than How to Train Your Dragon, which earned $43.7 million back in March 2010. It was the fifth-highest opening for an animated feature in 2010. In its second weekend, it repeated at No. 1 and dropped 37% to $29,120,461 for a $7,374 average from 3,949 theaters, and bringing its 10-day cumulative total to $88,822,635. On its third weekend, it fell 45% to $16,012,831 and finished second to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, averaging $4,237 from 3,779 theaters. Over Thanksgiving weekend, it held well with just a 22% drop to $12,575,778 and slid to third place behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Tangled (it earned $17,304,307 over the five-day Thanksgiving period). Following Thanksgiving, the film fell a sharp 61% in its fifth weekend to $4,936,851 and finished in sixth place.

The film closed in theaters on February 24, 2011 (a day before it was released on DVD and Blu-ray), after grossing $148,415,853 in the U.S. and Canada as well as $321,885,765 worldwide.[1]The final gross was on the low end for a DreamWorks Animation film, but was still a box office success since it beat its $130 million budget. It is the sixth highest-grossing animated film from 2010 worldwide, behind Toy Story 3 ($1.063 billion), Shrek Forever After ($753 million), Tangled ($591 million), Despicable Me ($543 million), and How to Train Your Dragon ($495 million). The film also became the highest-grossing film worldwide in both Ferrell and Fey’s careers.[34][35] It was also the second highest-grossing superhero comedy film, behind The Incredibles.

The film also had theatrical releases around the world. It was supposed to be released in Japan sometime in 2011, but because of the earthquake and tsunami in Tōhoku of that year, the Japanese release has been postponed indefinitely.[36] It was unknown if it would ever be released in Japan. However, it was later added by iTunes in the same region as a downloadable video.

hm about all that

In April 2011, DreamWorks Animation’s CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, commented that the studio did not have plans to produce future movie genre parodies like Shark TaleMonsters vs. Aliens, and Megamind, saying that these films “all shared an approach and tone and idea of parody, and did not travel well internationally. We don’t have anything like that coming on our schedule now.”

and then there’s every employee that’s tried to feed me the story of how it didn’t do well financially. Really? REALLY?

and then there’s The Croods, which they didn’t waste a second to franchise:

In North America, the film earned $11.6 million on its opening day.[55] On its opening weekend, the film topped the box office with $43.6 million from 4,046 locations, a vast improvement over the DreamWorks Animation’s directly preceding release Rise of the Guardians,[56] yet still below some of the studio’s other original films, like Megamind and How to Train Your Dragon.[57]

cute

On April 17, 2013, it was announced that DreamWorks Animation has started developing a sequel to the film, with Sanders and DeMicco returning to direct the sequel.[65]

this was released to America march 22nd and they waited like three weeks to announce this

On February 13, 2013, DreamWorks Animation filed a trademark for The Croods for “entertainment services in the nature of an animated television series,”[67] hinting that DreamWorks is developing an animated TV series spin-off of The Croods, in the same vein as other DreamWorks TV series spun-off from popular films. In April 2013, Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, declared The Croods as their sixth franchise, saying that a TV series is expected, along with other “location-based entertainment.”[9]

I feel like the only person seeing all this and seething with rage I CALL IMMENSE BULLSHIT ON KATZENBERG

oh and ha ha Dreamworks has no money right hurting so bad from Guardians right

Katzenberg Offered to Pay $75 million for Three Extra ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, told an audience of TV execs at the Mipcom mart in Cannes that six weeks ago he offered to commission three extra episodes — totaling 180 minutes — of “Breaking Bad.” He offered to pay $25 million per episode, he said.

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“The last series cost about $3.5 million an episode. So they would make more profit from these three shows than they made from five years of the entire series,” he said.

GEE WHAT DID MEGAMIND COST TO MAKE

$130 million

and you would spend MORE THAN HALF OF THAT BUDGET ON THREE EPISODES OF A SHOW I AM SO DONE WITH YOUR LIES

also dare I point out the 6.9 million likes on Facebook wow seriously who the heck would want more Megamind stuff gee sorry we’ve totally been wrong this whole time

HAPPY THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE MEGAMIND TEAM THAT WORKED SO HARD AND IT’S PAINFULLY FRUSTRATED FANDOM