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DWA cuts 500 jobs.
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:14:08 AM »
Things aren't looking so good for DreamWorks. Due to lackluster holiday sales, several of their planned projects are being delayed or cancelled.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 11:55:14 AM »
Sucks.

I'm sure this wouldn't have happened if Rise of the Guardians didn't basically tank.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 12:19:37 PM »
Its funny how Dreamworks has had more flops in its still relatively short lifespan than its archrival Pixar ever has.

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 12:58:39 PM »
I thought Madagascar 3 was a surprise hit?

But yeah, Guardians flop doesn't surprise me. That looked totally lame.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 02:18:52 PM »
I thought Madagascar 3 was a surprise hit?
Not enough to offset Guardians.

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 02:50:45 PM »
Guardians probably would've done better if it didn't have such a similar name to that owl movie.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 03:27:21 PM »
Their output for this year doesn't look all too hot, either.

I thought Madagascar 3 was a surprise hit?
Not enough to offset Guardians.
Ouch.

But yeah, the title sure didn't do it any favors.
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Re: DWA cuts 500 jobs.
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 10:10:12 PM »
Sucks.

I'm sure this wouldn't have happened if Rise of the Guardians didn't basically tank.

Yeah, and Rise of the Guardians was a good film too (at least in my opinion). 

Dreamworks Animation has been gradually getting their act together since Kung Fu Panda, I hope this loss doesn't affect the quality of their films made from hereon in. 

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 11:08:04 PM »
Its funny how Dreamworks has had more flops in its still relatively short lifespan than its archrival Pixar ever has.
To be fair, Pixar being such a success is a huge anomaly in the world of entertainment. Not any many studios have such a string of successes to the extent that Pixar has. Anyway, it's horrible that so many jobs were lost. Hope those folks have found or will find new jobs if they haven't already. Hopefully, The Croods and Turbo will help DWA.

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Re: DWA cuts 500 jobs.
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 07:32:58 AM »
The Croods had a strong debut (it opened at #1 its' first weekend, dropped to #2 its' second week, but it's still in the top 5) and the reception for it seems to be positive (Team Snob liked it, anyway), but Turbo, based on what I've seen and read about it, just sounds weird. It could prove to be either an unexpected success due to how unusual it is, or unintentionally hilarious.
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