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DREAMWORKS PREVIEWS ANIMATION SLATE
AT NORWESCON 27
Thousands of fans are being introduced to the stars of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated projects at Norwescon 27, being held April 8-11 in Seattle, WA at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport.
DreamWorks will be hosting a booth on Saturday, April 10th only, featuring art from the animated films “Shrek 2,” “Shark Tale” and “Millennium Actress.” Also represented is the new animated comedy series “Father of the Pride,” being produced by DreamWorks for NBC’s 2004-2005 slate.
In addition to the art showcasing the cast of characters from “Shrek 2” and “Shark Tale,” attendees have the opportunity to view conceptual behind-the-scenes art of the sets and character development. Visitors to the DreamWorks booth will also be among the first to see footage from “Shrek 2” and “Shark Tale” and will also have the opportunity to view the trailer from the animé feature “Millennium Actress.”
Opening on May 21, 2004, “Shrek 2” continues the adventures of the loveable green ogre, his bride Princess Fiona, and his loyal but talkative friend Donkey. The film reunites the cast from “Shrek,” including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, while introducing a new band of characters voiced by Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders.
“Shark Tale” is an undersea comedy about a little fish who gets into hot water when he pretends to be something he’s not—a great sharkslayer. The film features an all-star cast, including Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Doug E. Doug and Ziggy Marley. “Shark Tale” is the first CG film to be produced out of DreamWorks’ new state-of-the-art pipeline in Glendale, CA, and is slated for release on October 1, 2004.
“Father of the Pride,” the first completely computer-animated series for primetime television, focuses on the magical world of Las Vegas’ famed Siegfried and Roy—seen through the eyes of their extraordinary white lions and other animals. The series stars the voices of John Goodman, Orlando Jones, Cheryl Hines and Carl Reiner, and will debut on NBC in Fall 2004.
“Millennium Actress” is the second film from acclaimed animé director Satoshi Kon, whose debut feature was the widely praised “Perfect Blue.” The story transcends time and space as it unlocks the mystery behind the disappearance of a great star of the Japanese cinema. The film opened in limited theatrical release on September 12, 2003 and is available on video and DVD since October 28, 2003.
DreamWorks SKG was formed in October, 1994, by its three principal partners—Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen—to produce live-action motion pictures; animated feature films; network and cable television programming; home video entertainment; records; books; toys; and consumer products.