Friday, February 17, 2012

Oriental DreamWorks to Open This Year in Shanghai

DreamWorks Animation announced this hour its agreement with a group of Chinese media companies to form a new family entertainment studio in China, named Oriental DreamWorks.

The joint venture, first reported in late November 2011, will open later this year.

One of the areas the new Shaghai-based company will focus on will be the creation of 'high-quality, original Chinese animated content'.

While emphasis is placed squarely on content for the Asian market, it's likely that the Shanghai studio will also allow for the outsourcing of some work on future DreamWorks Animation projects.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks Like Kung Fu Panda Will Have To Do With China In More Ways Than One!

Anonymous said...

Speaking Of Dreamworks, animatedviews.com has newly posted offical pictures for two Upcoming Dreamworks Movies: Rise Of The Guardians and The Croods.

Anonymous said...

WTF Mike. Big Screen Animation? Here Arrietty just came out, and this blog hasn't had a single post about it.

Mike Bastoli said...

I'm admittedly not a Miyazaki fan, but that's beside the point. I don't attempt to cover every animated release.

Anonymous said...

Amen to Anon 3's comment. What don't you like about Miyazaki, Mike? (for the record, Miyazaki just worked on the screenplay for The Secret World of Arrietty, he was not the director)

Anonymous said...

Ghibli is a pretty big thing.

Anonymous said...

Ghibli is huge, and for goodness sake, it's the last chance you'll have to see a fully hand drawn animated film until Disney's Frozen in 2013!

For animation lovers, that's a freaking huge deal. It does look great on the big screen by the way...

Anonymous said...

Everything will be outsourced to China ultimately - you have been warned! One man's technological progress is another man's letter of redundancy.

Anonymous said...

The 'American Dream' is no longer unique to only America as time goes, with globalization happening... Anyone can make their own movies/ animated feature films. Granted, who can make the better, more entertaining one is the ultimate quest.