Dreamworks Animation: 2009-2012 Lineup

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 8th, 2009 at 3:56 pm,

dreamworks animation Dreamworks Animation: 2009 2012 Lineup

Dreamworks Animation (aka the poor man’s Pixar) has released their animated movie lineup for the next four years. Unsurprisingly there are further entries into tried and tested (at the box office) series’ such as Shrek and Madagascar, a sequel to the surprisingly good Kung Fu Panda, and a few original projects. They plan to produce one or two sequels and an original project every year, all of which will be produced in digital 3D.

how to train your dragon Dreamworks Animation: 2009 2012 Lineup

March 10, 2010 - How To Train Your Dragon

The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in directors Lorna Cook and David Soren’s adaptation of Cressida Cowell’s popular children’s book.

Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, TJ Miller and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are on board to voice the dragon animation. It will be directed by Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois, and produced by Bonnie Arnold.

I’m not sure about the premise (sounds like a very Dreamworks-styled movie), but that cast is bitchin’. I’ll be interested to see Butler voice an animated character: With his Scottish accent and growing reputation, I’m sure Dreamworks isn’t sweating if something happens to Mike Myers…

shrek Dreamworks Animation: 2009 2012 Lineup

May 21, 2010 – Shrek Forever After (previously titled Shrek the Fourth)

Nothing is known of the plot for the fourth installment in the successful animated franchise, but original cast members Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy will return to voice the big green ogre, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and Donkey, respectively. It will be directed by Mike Mitchell (Deuce Bigalow, Sky High, Surviving Christmas).

I never did catch Shrek the Third, but I hear I’m not missing much. Is it just me or did this series run out of steam long ago?

November 5, 2010 – Oobermind (previously titled Master Mind)

When super villain Oobermind defeats his archrival Metro Man, the world should be his oyster. But instead, Oobermind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So he creates a new superhero rival. Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain too.

In a highlight of their lineup, Dreamworks has managed to snag Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey to provide the voices, with Downey playing the villainous title character and Ben Stiller executive producing. It sounds great and all (with the telling the tale from the perspective of a supervillain for a change) and I don’t know about you, but they had me at Downey Jr… It is written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons.

kung fu panda Dreamworks Animation: 2009 2012 Lineup

June 3, 2011 – Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (previously titled Kung Fu Panda 2)

The sequel to the smash hit Kung Fu Panda continues the adventures of the titled Panda, this time him and his Kung Fu buddies having to go up against a new villain who has a mysterious and powerful weapon that somehow threatens the very existence of the titular martial art. Po the panda will also have to confront his past while fighting along side his Kung Fu buddies.

Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen and David Cross will return to voice the various and lovable Kung Fu characters. It will be the directorial debut of longtime story exec Jennifer Yuh Nelson, instead of being directed by Mark Osborne of the first film.

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  1. Luckily I don’t have kids so I won’t be seeing any of these lame cartoons…

    Dreamworks should consider opening up an IMAX day care center,,, parents can drop there kids off and Dreamworks can program, uh I mean show them Dreamworks films all day long. Of course there would be a Dreamworks gift
    Store on the way out so the kids can buy all the useless Shrek/Puss&boots toys etc.

    These films are garbage… (IMO!!!)

  2. I am so sorry but I am tired of Shrek and Madagascar. I actually own Shrek 1-3 because of my children and dread when they put them in. After the first two they just became stupid. The third one was ridiculous. As for Madagascar. The first one was great. The second stupid. It was just like the first-it just took place somewhere else. Now everyone is going to Europe? Oh, come on now! How many countries can evry animal-that’s friends show up in? Give me a break. Penguins don’t live in Africa or out and about in Europe and all of these animals just happen to show up at a traveling circus? God, my IQ just dropped and I certainly don’t want my children watching something so ridiculous! I am interested in taking my children to see the dragon movie and the Ooberman movie. They sound really great and interesting and like they will be alot of fun. I can’t see Robert Downey Jr. or Tina Fey doing a terrible movie even an animated one for children. I know they will do their best to make the movie fun and enjoyable. As for sequels or prequels sometimes studios need to learn when to just stop.

  3. Madagascar was touching. And who says a penguin can’t fly?

  4. Actually, Kung Fu Panda was pretty good. Looking forward to the sequel.

    The rest, yeah, agreed.

  5. Call me crazy, but I honestly like most animated movies, either from Pixar or Dreamworks.
    I will say that some of them are just meh and that I love Pixar films the most(with the exception of Ratatouille and maybe Cars).

    Then again, I am no example because I just like animation for the sake of it.
    With that said, I hope they can ‘revive’ Shrek and come back with more original stuff in Madagascar.. Looking forward to some other projects too..

  6. Loved Madagasgar and it’s sequel, glad there making another sequel, it’s the penguins that sell it for me!

    As for the rest really I’ll just wait and see, they all seem interesting enough.

  7. Guardians and Ooberman sound pretty cool. Maybe they can do something with the new Kung Fu Panda. I’ll probably see the Dragon movie but won’t hold high hopes. Other than that, I’m not too excited about their upcoming schedule.

    Also, Robin, the black-footed penguin is found in South Africa.

  8. you know what robin i liked the 1st 2 madagascar movies and as for you i don’t like what you’re saying i don’t care if you don’t like your kids watching those movies you just shut up because i don’t want to hear that the madagascar movies are great. and i think it’s a good idea of gloria, marty, melman, and alex, and, those penguins, and king julien, and maurice, and mort, to be in a traveling circus. and i also like the idea of them going around to new foreign lands and having great adventures instead of being locked up in a zoo so you just better watch your mouth and what you say about the madagascar movie ya got me.

  9. Seriously, there and their are not the same word.

  10. Oh, and they’re (as in they are).

  11. you are dumba**es…. all of the titles are meant for “young audiences” so yea, they dont care if parents like them or not as long as kids do…. but you in the other hand are more dumb since u buy those movies and play them lots of times for ur children and the only thing you can do is deal with it…. haha losers.

  12. To author: you sure have a talent for reviewing movies you never saw. Keep up the good work!

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