Tim Burton's `Nightmare' in 3-D ... `Shrek' for sale?
- The LA Times says that DreamWorks Animation could follow Pixar's lead and be snapped up by a studio. Lorena Muñoz writes:
"Anytime you have a franchise like 'Shrek,' it is always of interest to a major media company," said Anthony Valencia, media and entertainment analyst for TCW Group, a major Pixar shareholder based in Los Angeles. "Any media conglomerate wants to have the same arrows in their quiver that their competitors do. Down the line, a company that feels they don't have a presence in animation may feel uneasy about that vis a vis Disney."
When Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures Corp. acquired live action studio DreamWorks SKG late last year, it became a logical suitor for DreamWorks Animation. Already it has agreed to distribute DreamWorks Animation's movies that use computer generated imaging.