It’s the roaring 50’s and the times…they are a changin’. Say hello to three stir crazy gals: a rolling pin named Penny (Jennifer Aniston), a fry pan named Fran (Beyoncė) and a fridge named Bridget (Melissa McCarthy). For these three homemakers the day-to-day routine just isn’t cutting the mustard. So they decide TO give up their day jobs and taste test new professions.

Penny starts rolling the beat with the NYPD, battering up bad guys and flattening out crime. Meanwhile, hot headed Fran heats things up down at the firestation with her flame resistant attitude. Finally, a chilled out Bridget proves she ain’t no ice queen by doing all the heavy lifting over at the construction site–whilst never losing her cool.

They’re so smitten with their brand new careers that they try to help find new jobs for all their old friends, even the kitchen sink! However, they soon discover that not ENOUGH cooks can spoil the broth, and find themselves out of the frying pan and into the fire- literally! So it’s time to cut the apron strings, give the domestic life the cold shoulder, say goodbye to your chores and get OUT OF THE KITCHEN.

Join Penny, Fran and Bridget in this kitsch-en classic from the creators of Monsters Vs Aliens and Soap Opera.
Thank You, JK: A DreamWorks Artist Remembers The Studio That Katzenberg Created

Thank You, Jeffrey Katzenberg by Nigel W. Tierney:

“Today, I watched from a distance as Jeffrey Katzenberg left the DreamWorks Animation campus for the last time as our intrepid and beloved CEO. There was no pomp and circumstance; just a lonely JK, who slowly meandered over to his Tesla with a backpack hanging loosely over his shoulder. Please excuse the emotional stream of consciousness to follow.

Tomorrow will kickoff our first ‘Town Hall Meeting’ with our new NBCUniversal leadership. This new replacement for our old 'JK D-briefs’ makes it difficult to not feel uncertain of the changes ahead. The only thing that I know for certain is that the NBCUniversal leadership has some very large, white sneakers to fill.

I initially started writing this wanting to say something brief to thank Jeffrey for all he has done for the movie industry, but I couldn’t talk about his accomplishments without selfishly personalizing it. For the past eight years that I have worked at DreamWorks, I have always known that Jeffrey fostered the most compelling environment that a corporation could offer.

Jeffrey was always accessible and it is his accessibility that I will miss the most. I appreciated it and tried to never take it for granted—whether it was from his daily JK Blog emails to more impressively just being able to stop and talk to him in the cafeteria about anything that this silly Irishman could conjure. I still can’t believe that I would easily and often send one of the most influential men in Hollywood emails that would immediately be met with a personal response. Emails such as a poorly Photoshopped flyer with Jeffrey as a leprechaun for a St. Patrick’s day party I was throwing, gleefully asking if he found the flyer 'too cheeky’ and if he wanted to come? Even now on his last day, he happily obliged me by doing another Snapchat with me using the puppy filter. (I know I should have used the face swap filter instead, but that puppy filter is a classic.)

DreamWorks has both directly and indirectly been responsible for some of my biggest life moments. Moments like marrying the woman of my dreams, becoming the father of the coolest son, and creating some of the strongest friendships I have ever had. I have been at my heaviest weight from eating so much free food and have been at my healthiest weight from the on-campus bootcamp and the on-campus nutritionist (I’m currently somewhere in the middle). I helped organize the engagement of one of my best friends as Jeffrey let him fly a helicopter on campus. The fact that I could stay late after work with fellow DreamWorkers and subversively build a comedy club is not only a ridiculously exclusive perk, but is a true example of a 'fun place to work,’ hence why it is called the J/K Comedy Club.

DreamWorks has allowed me to learn and sculpt new passions, from taking my first improv class provided by the artistic development program to filming my first comedy sketch on campus with the film group. All of which sent me down a rabbit hole pursuing a life of comedy. I dressed as 'Burning Man’ Jeffrey while hosting a Halloween costume contest. I have tasted some of the finest whiskeys in the world thanks to the on-campus Whiskey Society. I have worked alongside artists who shaped my childhood. I witnessed President Obama address us and the nation. I have met a plethora of heroes/icons through Jeffrey’s hosted DreamTalks, movie premieres, artistic development talks, and just directly working with them. I rocked out to Hans Zimmer on a parking lot roof. I walked the red carpet with Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black, and even stole one of Justin Timberlake’s cookies. All thanks to Katz. Speaking of cookies, I will miss looking at Jeffrey’s signature on the card that will accompany my future birthday cookies.

Now as a husband and a dad, the DreamWorks family spirit is what matters to me the most. Dreamworks provides me with far more than the fundamental finances I need to support my family. The fact that I can take my wife and son on campus for a movie screening, to walk around exploring the koi pond, or just to grab a coffee and a cake-pop, has been so important to me and growing my relationship with my family. Even the most recent moment of joy I experienced with my three-year-old son this past weekend where he didn’t want to turn off the Kung Fu Panda 3 credits until he saw his Daddy’s name appear.

This post couldn’t possibly contain all the moments that I cherish, nor would you want to read them, but if you made it this far; I would like to finish by saying that all of this is not only because Jeffrey allowed it to happen at DreamWorks, but because he pursued it to happen. JK cultivated this type of engagement and culture, for which I am sincerely grateful.

Thank you very much, Jeffrey Katzenberg. You truly are admirable and I will greatly miss having you around.”

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...
  • WILL FERRELL:?????
  • JEFFREY KATZENBERG:Lets do a Shrek 5!!
DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg Seals $391 Million Payday After Comcast Buyout
By James Rainey

“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.”

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]


(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]


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


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.


“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.


$130 million


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

Clinton has built the biggest big-money operation ever
From Steven Spielberg to George Soros, the Democrat has nearly twice as many $100,000 bundlers as Obama had. By SHANE GOLDMACHER

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — More than 100 of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors crowded into the home of Casey and Laura Wasserman here on Thursday night, each having written a check for at least $33,400 to snag a ticket. The Hollywood glitterati in attendance — Elton John performed on the piano; Barbra Streisand mingled in the crowd — were sending her off for the home stretch of the campaign with north of $5 million in fresh funding.

It was a fitting capstone to a remarkable 18 months for Clinton on the lucrative California fundraising circuit, this final event anchored by a host committee of billionaires, Hollywood executives, media moguls and tech investors — Sean Parker, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Haim Saban, Chris Sacca — that each directed $416,000 to Clinton’s efforts.

Clinton calls them her “Hillblazers,” campaign bundlers who have given or raised at least $100,000 for her campaign. And she has erected an unparalleled and unprecedented infrastructure of 1,133 such people — nearly double the number of any past presidential candidate, including President Obama four years ago.

While Clinton and her advisers like to tout her small online donors, it is these bundlers in more than 40 states and four foreign countries who form the true backbone of her financial operation. Combined, this elite $100,000-and-up club has amassed a minimum of $113 million for Clinton and the Democratic Party — and the actual figure is likely far, far higher than that. (The biggest bundlers typically collect millions for campaigns.)

“We had the best base of donors and bundlers and raisers ever in 2008. It was even better in 2012. And it’s much better in 2016 than 2012,” said Wade Randlett, a San Francisco-based Democrat who has raised money for Clinton, Obama and Democratic causes for decades. “The Obama people basically 100 percent in are favor of Hillary. There’s really no loss because of ideology or bad blood. And she has added an enormous number of people, especially women.”

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Did You Hear About the Time Director Ron Clements Yelled at Jeffrey Katzenberg for Pushing Disney to be Pretentious?

Animation legend Tad Stones shared the following story: “Ron Clements [director of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Moana] is a very quiet person, very quiet. I used to share an office with him. I used to dare him to make a loud noise. He did. Once. But evidently, he lost his temper with Jeffrey Katzenberg, who you’ve got to realize is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.

“They were doing a publicity thing for Aladdin (1992) in France. They were sitting in EuroDisneyland. I think it was at the American hotel.  It was a theme restaurant. And Ron starts telling off Jeffrey Katzenberg. While he was doing that, people on stilts were coming by and saying ‘Hi, there, little buddy’ and patting them on the head and everything and midgets on unicycles were also coming by so it was all very Fellini-esque.

“What Ron said was that the whole line of features that they were talking about like Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aida (the opera that eventually premiered as a Broadway show instead) were about things that he and John didn’t want to work on. ‘We are not the Miramax of animation. We kind of do what mainstream America would like to see so let’s put that kind of entertainment on the screen. Disney’s done quite well with that.’

“It really did shock Jeffrey into realizing that he was pushing animation to an ‘Art House’ formula. He started asking, ‘Who is the audience for this?’”

S&BT adds: Honestly, as beautifully animated as some of Disney’s late-90s, Oscar-baiting pics were, they simply are not as enjoyable to watch as the movies that came immediately before them. Not that every cartoon should be quote/unquote “fun,” but they shouldn’t end up as preachy, pretentious and oftentimes boring, either. WE’RE WITH YOU, RONNIE!!!

Tad Stones’ anecdote via Jim Koris’ Animation Anecdotes