U.S. stocks closed at multi-year highs, as investors weighed a small pullback in oil prices and improving consumer confidence against a worse-than-expected drop in durable goods orders.
U.S. stocks were poised to edge higher at Tuesday's open, tracking gains in global stock markets, as oil prices pull back following a seven-day run-up that sent crude 9% higher.
In a boon for IMAX and movie-watchers in China alike, a deal struck between the United States and China last week raises the number of 3D, IMAX and similar enhanced-format movies released in China.
Hollywood powerhouse DreamWorks Animation pours eight-figure sums each year into software R&D and is now "as much a technology company as we are an animation company," according to CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The box office had to contend with the World Series, a very early snowstorm in the Northeast, and Halloween festivities across the country this weekend, but audiences still managed to make it to the movies!
Mr. Moviefone says the 'Shrek' spin-off 'Puss In Boots' will be big with families this weekend. But skip the 3D.
Two of the key players in the battle for online streaming market, Netflix and Amazon, announced Monday that they've acquired new weapons for their content arsenals.
Back in 2008, while hope was still alive, I was canvassing for Barack Obama in Nevada -- in a suburban area that borders the Las Vegas Strip. At first glance, the neighborhood looked idyllic.
He's made more money at the movies this year than Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, invading aliens and yes, even Justin Bieber. His name is Rango, a strange-looking lizard with the voice of Johnny Depp, and he's the current king of the box office.
We've made our picks of actresses to play Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. Now make yours!
Financing for DreamWorks Studios' partnership with one of India's richest men was finalized Monday, giving Steven Spielberg and partner Stacey Snider money to resume making movies.
It's being presented as the future of cinema and a movie-going revolution.
DreamWorks Studios will back out of plans to produce a movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. unless King's three surviving children settle their differences over the deal, the studio said Wednesday.
Dark glasses are de rigueur on the sun-kissed French Riviera, but this year glamorous cineastes attending the opening night of Cannes were matching another kind of face wear with their tuxedoes and designer dresses.
A verdict is expected in a copyright battle between movie studios and Internet pirates. CNN's Neil Curry reports.
The founders of a Swedish file-sharing Web site could face jail time and multimillion-dollar fines if convicted of copyright infringement.
AOL's Russ Leatherman reviews the new movie 'Monsters vs. Aliens.'
You want monsters and aliens? Hollywood has your monsters and aliens right here.
The Screening Room previews "Monsters vs. Aliens," the new 3D blockbuster from Dreamworks.
Editor's note: Watch The Screening Room March show at the following times: Saturday 28 March: 0730, 1800, Sunday 29 March: 0530, 1830, Monday 30 March: 0400 (all times GMT)
Watch out! Lock up your loved ones! Another bloated, over-produced, high-concept monstrosity has escaped from the labs at Dreamworks Animation, and it's out to devour your kids.
Walt Disney Studios has reached a distribution deal with Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios, the companies announced Monday.
It's a no-brainer why DreamWorks wants to ally with Walt Disney.
Stocks slipped Monday morning as investors considered the ongoing economic stimulus debate and a delay in the announcement of the bank bailout plan.
How do you keep employees happy, even in troubled times? The companies on this year's list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For showed us that culture continues to be the most important aspect of what makes a company great. Our new No. 1, NetApp, the San Francisco-based data storage and management company that has been on the list for the past six years, continues to grow revenues while boosting employee morale -- enough to topple Google (No. 4), which held the crown for the past two years.
In the future, viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses may not just be the prerogative of the naive.
Big banks only recently got into the business of moviemaking. Now, some are bailing out
It is hard to imagine that DreamWorks and Paramount, the companies behind "Tropic Thunder," did not foresee some sort of reaction from activist groups.
I am so proud of everyone who turned out to Monday's premiere of the film "Tropic Thunder" to protest its unfortunate and humiliating portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities.
Tropic Thunder is pushing the envelope too far for groups representing the mentally disabled
Actor Brandon T. Jackson talks about his new movie, also starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
There's no question "Tropic Thunder" takes chances.
Is a reported deal teaming up the legendary director's Dreamworks studio with a cash-rich Indian entertainment company the wave of the future?
Stock futures fell Wednesday morning, following mixed earnings news from Morgan Stanley and FedEx and ahead of a key report on crude oil inventories.
Ever since Robin Williams' turn as the Genie in "Aladdin," voice artists who specialize in character work for animated movies have been sidelined by celebrities, no doubt tickled to do something they can show to their children.
Two very different animated features stake their own ground at Cannes.
Unless they happened to have adolescent daughters, it's unlikely that many Hollywood executives donned funny glasses the first weekend in February to catch the film debut - in glorious 3-D - of Disney's tween TV and pop star Miley Cyrus, better known to fans as Hannah Montana. But come Monday, there were high-level meetings all over town to deal with its impact. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" opened small, on only 683 screens. But thanks to packed theaters and premium ticket prices ($15 to $24 each), it booked $31 million. That's $45,000 per screen - a Hollywood record.
They've been around for years -- but are 3D movies set to make a comeback? Although basic 3D technology has been around since the 1890s, the availability of 3D screens and 3D movies has been relatively limited. But now, companies such as IMAX (Canada), Dolby and REAL D (United States) are promising a renaissance of 3D films by creating viewing systems which provide flawless performances at the cinema.
Robert Redford directs the political thriller ''Lions for Lambs'' starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.
A heroin pusher and a honey bee put some sting back into the movie business.
CNN's Carol Costello reports on censorship at the Emmy Awards -- political or otherwise.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. head Jeffrey Katzenberg said Wednesday that Viacom Inc. shouldn't be nonchalant about the possibility of losing Steven Spielberg.
Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation said on Monday they will release their DVD titles exclusively on HD DVD ahead of what they say could be the biggest holiday season ever for DVDs.
Friday marks not only the biggest day for DreamWorks Animation this year but the biggest in three years.
New Zealand gave the world bungee jumping, which turned its inventor into a multimillionaire. Now the Kiwis have created another bizarre but lucrative pastime: zorbing. Participants, called zorbona...
Kylie Minogue wants her fans to leave her ex-boyfriend alone.
NEWSPAPERS BY THE NUMBERS
The tale of a pair of cartoon rats and their adventures in the sewers of London wasn't enough to beat out Kris Kringle and a faux Kazakh journalist at the box office this past weekend.
Here are some stocks that were moving in late trading Friday:
Stacey Snider, CEO, DreamWorks SKG of Viacom, ranks No. 50 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
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Don't get me wrong, I laughed like a [insert laughing animal of choice here] throughout "Over the Hedge," the latest DreamWorks Animation project to provide career rejuvenation for famous-name actors employed to voice the neuroses of raccoons, porcupines, skunks, squirrels, possums and turtles lost in suburbia.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Hollywood is gearing up for a major cartoon showdown.
I hope that DreamWorks Animation isn't paying Shrek with stock options. Dealing with an angry ogre can't be a lot of fun.
Stocks advanced Monday morning, as investors welcomed a proposed $30 billion merger in the oil industry and Viacom's purchase of DreamWorks, and shrugged off the latest rise in oil prices.
Stocks could get a lift Monday from some good corporate news, including labor agreements and merger talk.
Can a few kid flicks salvage what has been a miserable year in the movie business? For just the second time in two decades, box office revenues are down--by about 8% through late October. But the e...
GE's NBC Universal unit revised its offer to independent film studio DreamWorks, lowering its bid from $1.6 billion to $1.45 billion, according to a news report published Monday.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Investors in Pixar and DreamWorks must feel like they've been characters in the companies' hit cartoons.
A new drop in oil prices could give stocks a lift in early trading Tuesday.
THE TROUBLE WITH DREAM TEAMS IS that they aren't built to last. The 1992 USA Olympic basketball team played only eight games. Derek and the Dominos made just one album. Never mind Ben and J. Lo. Qu...
General Electric's NBC Universal unit is in talks to possibly buy the live action part of independent studio DreamWorks, according to a published report.
For at least two months now DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has been scratching his head over a new and worrisome question: Why isn't the most popular animation film ever released in theaters, "Shrek 2," flying off video store shelves?
Do two missteps make a trend?
After a decade-long exclusive relationship with Disney, McDonald's is signaling it may be ready to play the field and work with other studios to develop movie-themed merchandise for its Happy Meals, according to a published report Monday.
Summer in Hollywood usually hits in early May, when the big-budget action-adventure flicks, comedies and epics start hitting the multiplex. Between then and Labor Day weekend, the movie industry makes more than half its money.
Michael Eisner, the outgoing CEO of Walt Disney Co., is known for his combative style while his hand-picked successor, Robert Iger, has been described as a consensus-builder.
It was an incredible night for "The Incredibles."
The lovable ogre Shrek delivered better-than-expected profits to DreamWorks Animation SKG in its first quarter as a public company, but the studio's announcement that his next film will be delayed sent the stock tumbling.
Movie buffs flocking to "The Incredibles" will see a story of an overweight ex-superhero living in suburbia and newly unemployed when he secretly returns to his crime-fighting life and uncovers a sinister plot.
NBC is preparing to put its new animated television show "Father of the Pride" on ice, according to a published report.
"You oughta be in pictures!" The come-on works for starlets and silver-screen dreamers, but how about investors?
Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG rocketed 39 percent to $39 in their first morning of trade Thursday. By midday, shares had eased a bit but still traded 34 percent higher.
Weeks or months from now, there is a good chance that DreamWorks Animation's decision to go public Thursday will look not only smart, but pure genius.
A continued retreat in oil prices could extend this week's stock market rally when trading begins Thursday.
Move over Nemo. A great white shark named Lino and his vegetarian son Lenny just gave investors another option.
Are a great white shark named Lino and his vegetarian son Lenny about to take a bite out of DreamWorks' stock market dreams?
Jaws dropped when Francis Kao, fresh out of college, persuaded his father to transform the family's highly profitable business making plastic Christmas trees into a digital animation house.
On the heels of Shrek 2's success ($425 million in ticket sales), DreamWorks Studios is gearing up for the $650 million IPO of its animation division. But is it the end of the celebrated partnershi...
"Shrek 2," a cartoon revolving around a green ogre and his princess bride, trampled even the most optimistic forecasts as it set several new opening records at the weekend box office and kick-started the lucrative summer moviegoing season into high gear.
Some see "Shrek 2" as this summer's "Finding Nemo."
Coming soon to a TV near you: toons aimed at adults. Networks have been emboldened by Adult Swim evenings on the Cartoon Network (which, like FORTUNE's publisher, is owned by AOL Time Warner); its ...
Almost Famous Soundtrack DreamWorks Cameron Crowe's autobiographical flick about his years as a teen rock reporter in the '70s trots out a Bic-flicking mix of earphone-friendly numbers by the Who, ...
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Every October, movie theater owners convene in Atlantic City to schmooze with the major studios and be plied with meals and gifts. At this year's convention, freebies included a Flubber T-shirt fro...
"As long as I am treated nicely, and I can be of some help, I'll be only too pleased to do anything I can, anytime," says MCA President Sidney J. Sheinberg. Had he been able to get that message thr...
The combination of Spielberg, Katzenberg, and Geffen might well be the greatest collection of talent since Jordan, Johnson, and Bird hit the hardwood together in the 1992 Olympics, but investors in...