DreamWorks Animation
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DreamWorks Animation is an American studio that creates animated (and some stop-motion) movies and TV shows. It was founded in October 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. In total, DreamWorks Animation boasts 41 feature films — with the first being Antz and the latest being The Boss Baby: Family Business.


  • Founded: Oct. 12, 1994, Glendale, Calif.
  • Founders: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen
  • CEO: Jeffrey Small (2016–), Michael Wright (Jan 3, 2015–)
  • Headquarters: Glendale, Calif.
  • Parent Companies: DreamWorks Animation is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures, a division of NBCUniversal, which is a division of Comcast.
  • Best known for: Animated and stop-film movies
  • Awards: Three Academy Awards, 41 Emmy Awards, and many Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations
  • Top movies: Antz, Shrek franchise, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit, Madagascar franchise, Kung Fu Panda franchise, Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Home, Spirit franchise, The Boss Baby franchise, The Croods, Trolls, Trolls World Tour
  • Iconic characters: Shrek, Donkey, Boss Baby, Poppy and Branch, Hiccup, Megamind, the penguins of Madagascar

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