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Campanile Building

1000 Flower Street

Glendale, CA 91201

United States

Phone: 818-695-5000


DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. creates and exploits branded family entertainment, including animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment properties and related consumer products. The company has released a total of 32 animated feature films. Segments The company has operations in four business segments: Feature Films, Television Series and Specials, Consumer Products, and New Media. Feature Films This segment is producing five animated feature films with announced release dates during 2017 and 2018. In addition, the company has various projects in development and production that are expected to fill its release schedule in 2019 and beyond. The company is also using a third-party production company to produce a feature film based on the Captain Underpants book series. This film, which is being produced at a lower budget than its other feature films, is expected to be released in 2017. Television Series and Specials This segment capitalizes on its franchise films and other properties, such as Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, by exploiting the film properties through episodic series and specials. In 2013, the company entered into a long-term agreement with Netflix (which was extended and expanded in 2015); in May 2014 with the German television network Super RTL; and in February 2014, with southern European media company, Planeta Junior, regarding the production and distribution of existing and future series. Each agreement provides for the company to deliver approximately 1,000 episodes or more of newly created and existing series based on the company's properties, including characters from its Classic Media library. In 2015, the company also entered into a co-financing agreement with DHX Media that provides for the parties to co-finance approximately 130 episodes of new episodic content, and for DWA to retain and exploit all distribution rights in and to such content outside of Canada and for DHX Media to exploit such content in Canada. The company has also produced various half-hour television specials based on its films Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and Monsters vs. Aliens. In connection with these specials, the company has, from time to time, directly entered into various television distribution agreements and in 2011 entered into a long-term distribution agreement with Netflix covering several of these specials (as well as the company's feature films released after January 1, 2013). The company retains all other distribution rights (such as DVD, other home entertainment and consumer product distribution rights) with respect to its television specials and series. Consumer Products This segment enters into various licensing arrangements with consumer products and experience companies, manufacturers, publishers and retailers to design, develop, manufacture, publish and sell various products. The products are based on the company's franchise films, episodic series and other properties, and include toys, games, apps, books, apparel and accessories. The company generally licenses characters from its film properties, episodic series properties and other intellectual properties for use in third-party products and collects royalties from the sale of the products. The company is pursuing various strategies to further increase the size and scale of its consumer products business to more fully exploit its franchises and other intellectual property. The company has also expanded its licensing of its characters and other intellectual property for use in location-based entertainment, such as cruise ships, amusement parks and shopping malls. The company has a licensing arrangement with Royal Caribbean International allowing them to incorporate its characters into live shows and other entertainment on certain of their cruise ships. The company also has licensing arrangements with various entities allowing the use of its characters and other intellectual property in connection with existing and future theme parks. The company intends to continue to explore new opportunities for similar location-based entertainm

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