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Filer startup Qumulo chosen to help tame the DreamWorks dragon

Case study HPE has enabled DreamWorks Animation to replace legacy storage systems by having Qumulo software running on its Apollo servers. HPE is a long-time supplier of workstations, servers and storage to DreamWorks Animation SKG. The company's CG-animated productions include Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Monsters vs. Aliens and …
Chris Mellor, 25 Apr 2017
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Disney shells out $100m in digital animator wage-fixing lawsuit

VFX workers who created animations for Pixar and Disney movies have won $100m in an out-of-court settlement of a wage-fixing lawsuit. The case not only closely parallels Silicon Valley's own wage-fixing cartel, in which Pixar and Apple founder Steve Jobs was described in court as a "ringleader", but the same judge also signed …
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Shrek-as-a-service: DreamWorks and Infosys team up

Here's an odd one: Indian outsourcer Infosys and Hollywood animation studio DreamWorks Animation have created a “strategic engineering partnership”. The deal looks to involve Infosys running its eye over the technology DreamWorks uses to make movies and figuring out how to commercialise it. The Indian company will “... deploy …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Nov 2014
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DreamWorks CEO: Movie downloaders should pay by screen size

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of film studio DreamWorks, has suggested that Hollywood should move to a new pay-per-screen-inch pricing model as movie downloads become more popular. Speaking at the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles, Katzenberg said that in the next ten years he would like to see the movie industry move to the …
Iain Thomson, 30 Apr 2014
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DreamWorks spends millions on teen YouTube network

DreamWorks Animation has inked a deal to slurp teen YouTube network AwesomenessTV for up to $150m. The firm said it will hand over $33m in cash straight up for the network and make additional cash payments of up to $117m if certain agreed earnings targets are met in 2014 and 2015. Both DreamWorks and AwesomenessTV hinted that …
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Dreamworks open sources animation software

Animation studio Dreamworks has released some of its production animation code under an open source licence. OpenVDB, the software in question, is billed as “an open source sparse volume processing toolkit” and is available under version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License. The C++ library “comprises a hierarchical data …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Nov 2012
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Tesco's Blinkbox gets Disney films

Tesco's Blinkbox movies-on-demand service has signed Disney. It will offer the Mickey Mouse company's films for rent or purchase. The deal covers old Disney movies but will also bring new releases to Blinkbox on the day they're released on physical media. Disney's roster of content includes Pixar movies and Dreamworks films …
Hard Reg, 5 Apr 2012
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Katzenberg takes DreamWorks to China

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation is moving into China with ambitious plans to launch an Asian transmedia entertainment operation. The China strategy will see DreamWorks form a joint venture with News Corp affiliate China Media Capital, and invest in Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Alliance Investment to form the new …
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Netflix whisks DreamWorks deal from under HBO's nose

Troubled US streaming service Netflix has bagged a deal to start piping DreamWorks Animation movies to punters. The studio's contract with US television channel HBO expires the end of 2013, but according to the FT, the film company's new agreement with Netflix will allow the streaming service to show some of DreamWorks' films …
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WikiLeaks movie screen rights secured by DreamWorks

A movie about the WikiLeaks drama looks set to get a sprinkling of stardust from Steven Spielberg, after the ET director reportedly secured the screen rights to a book chronicling the life of the whistleblower site's founder Julian Assange. According to the Guardian, a film will be "conceived as an investigative thriller in …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Mar 2011
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DreamWorks signs cloud computing deal

DreamWorks SKG has signed a multi-year deal with Cerelink for cloud computing access. Instead of rendering movies like How To Train Your Dragon on thousands of its own computer cores, DreamWorks will use elastic compute resources housed in Cerelink's supercomputing-class facility at the New Mexico Applications Centre (NMCAC …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 2010
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HP Monsters vs IBRIX Aliens

In the latest we-can-render-bigger-special-effects-movies-than-you vendor story, HP is going for the Oscar nomination with DreamWorks' Monsters vs. Aliens. Yet networked HP storage was rejected because it slowed rendering down. IBRIX Fusion software was used instead. Monsters vs. Aliens made tremendous demands on the movie- …
Chris Mellor, 29 Mar 2009
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DreamWorks to bake 3D flicks on desert cloud

In a sign of the economic times, DreamWorks Animation has inked a deal with the New Mexico Computing Applications Center to use spare capacity to help render its 3D films. Nicknamed Encanto, the supercomputer that DreamWorks will be renting time on was funded by the state of New Mexico with an $11m grant in its 2007 budget to …
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DreamWorks switches to Intel for stereoscopic 3-D high

For computer animation studios, upgrading long-in-the-tooth server farms is a part of a natural cycle to keep things looking sharp. But they're a bit like butterflies flitting amongst hardware specs when it comes down to finding what they want to power "the next big thing." Witness: DreamWorks Animation has signed on the …
Austin Modine, 8 Jul 2008
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Aaardman signs three year deal with Sony

Aaardman Features has signed a three year deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment which will bring together "Aardman's unique and hugely successful animation expertise and SPE's global production, marketing and distribution operation", the company has announced. The new relationship comes in the wake of Aardman's January divorce …
Lester Haines, 3 Apr 2007

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