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Go to thread Anonymous24038, Thursday 07/31/14 07:15:41 UTC

When do we get rid of this dinosaur over thinking and get down to some real streamline and smart approaches?

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Go to thread Anonymous22757, Friday 07/25/14 06:07:43 UTC

Katzenberg to receive National medal of arts(outsourcing)

Awarded by the President, the National Medal of Arts(outsourcing) is presented to “individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the outsourcing to CHINA And INDIA(DDU).
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Go to thread Anonymous22654, Thursday 07/24/14 16:33:25 UTC

I hate you...

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Go to thread Anonymous21527, Saturday 07/19/14 04:08:17 UTC

Leadership is tired...

What Hollywood studio crashes so many times and doesn't make a change at the top? We're running out of artists to layoff.
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Go to thread Anonymous20384, Friday 07/11/14 20:58:20 UTC

P.O.S R.I.P

Point Of Sale Rest In Person No..
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Go to thread KoolAid (Animation), Wednesday 07/09/14 03:03:45 UTC

Drink up!

DWA is laying off more workers, while the union sits by idle collecting their "dues" and fees. Meanwhile, Fat Katz is feeding Obama a delicious steak dinner while paving the way for China with a 2 billion dollar investment in a new studio. Wake the F*** up people, you are being robbed! Your salaries have been cut to 40 hours, your bonuses GONE, you are being asked to do more and have less all while the company is price fixing artists salaries!!! Corruption is so rampant at DWA and yet everyone keeps quiet while enjoying a free lunch... guess what people, it ain't free when YOU are paying for it while earning less! Trust me, he's a good business man and the profits of a billion Chinese are all that fat Katz is focusing on these days because he sure as shit is not promoting or making better films here. Ask yourself WHY?
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Go to thread shrek_money, Tuesday 07/01/14 23:06:50 UTC

shrek_money

This is the best one below! It talks about beating the $1.26 billion set by Frozen! "NEW YORK – “How To Train Your Dragon 2” opens Friday, and those behind the sequel to Dreamworks’ $500 million hit hope the fiery breath of Toothless and his dragon friends is hot enough to melt the $1 billion record take of Disney’s 2013 animated smash hit, “Frozen.” “At the same time, of course, it comes into our meetings as well,” DeBlois said. “Jeffrey’s like ‘I want this to be our billion dollar movie.’ That’s all well and good, and I hope it is too.” The CEO of Dreamworks Animation himself was talking about HTTYD2 making a billion!!
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Go to thread shrek_money (shrek_money), Tuesday 07/01/14 23:03:50 UTC

shrek_money

The upcoming film slate is very troubling…six of the next nine films will all be originals. Over the last few years DWA has taken a write-down on four of the five most recent films (Rise of the Guardians, Me and My Shadow, Turbo, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman). The only movie to make money has been The Croods… 2015 is stacking up to be one of the most epic years in computer animation. There are whopping 17 films that are scheduled to be released! That is just insane…It looks like Home may get competition from Ratchet & Clank and Shaun the Sheep in the Spring. In addition, B.O.O: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations is basically going head-to-head with Inside Out (Pixar) and will also see competition from Minions (Despicable Me) in July. This leads right into a bigger issue that I have with the upcoming sequels that DWA will be releasing. The Penguins of Madagascar will be released just 19 days after Walt Disney’s Big Hero 6. The Marvel franchise has been on a tear recently and superhero themed movies have been red hot at the box office! Disney is coming off a huge hit with Frozen and if Big Hero 6 can find even half those legs it might spell trouble for Penguins… Next, Kung Fu Panda 3 will be released on December 23, 2015 just 5 days after Star Wars Episode VII. Seriously!? Enough said… Finally, How to Train Your Dragon 3 is literally going head-to-head with Finding Dory on the same exact release date of June 17, 2016. Once again seriously? Finding Nemo grossed $936.7 million at the box office back in 2003…adjusted for inflation today is around $1.2 billion! Even if Dreamworks moves the date it will get added competition from Ice Age 5 and Angry Birds also in the Summer of 2016. Looking at the most recent film slate, Home was just pushed out along with Bollywood Superstar Monkey (Mumbai Musical). The last film to slip a release date was Me and My Shadow, which was eventually terminated for a $47.6 million write-down http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/userview/?&u=shrek_money&bn=801ffa0c-e194-39b6-b8b6-072c64104a75
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Go to thread economist (outside), Tuesday 07/01/14 22:51:48 UTC

economist

Based on what I've seen and followed, the company is getting ready to sell, or close operations. I knew about this site from a friend that worked there. Treating employees as the animationguild and cartoon brew report, is clear sign of imminent collapse. Hope this helps you guys pack your bags and leave. PS: I've been an economist for a little more than 40 years.
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Go to thread Anonymous16616, Tuesday 07/01/14 14:55:47 UTC

Insider

It doesn't matter how many vertical markets you go into. If you feed them with content people don't like, you get displaced. It's just smoke to sell to investors while oriental dreamworks sets up, and they try to cut costs. Upper management takes every film as an opportunity to fire more people. They might be tweaking the numbers and report less, so that they can fire people and claim them as a loss, which then allows them to hire at China at a faster rate. The opposite happens with Paramount who is inflating box office numbers for Transformers. Both actions obey the need of meeting numbers to attain future goals.
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Go to thread Anonymous16613, Tuesday 07/01/14 14:48:53 UTC

Whiteguy

The mafias are still employed. I hope they remain there, so they don't have to work somewhere else and infect other work places. Hopefully those fired get in power somewhere else fast, and deny employment later to those who treated them badly.
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Go to thread Anonymous15047 (The idea facttory, closed for repairs. ), Thursday 06/26/14 14:43:54 UTC

Movie idea pitch

Jeffrey, I realize bad ideas take time to develop, Like mushrooms in crap. I read that Soren has another winner. Is it a story about a cockroach who wants to be a garbage man? Or a spider who wants to be a clothing designer? It is no snail who wants to race, but lightening rarely strikes twice, eh?
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Go to thread Miss Management, Wednesday 06/25/14 21:37:33 UTC

Why is no one talking about the current round of layoffs? Has upper managemt (mismanagement ) just destroyed the fighting spirit here?

Maybe a sacrificial head should roll.... Any votes?
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Go to thread Anonymous14183, Tuesday 06/24/14 09:48:04 UTC

How to Train Your Dragon 3

The third film, titled How to Train Your Dragon 3, is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016
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Go to thread lolz, Tuesday 06/24/14 08:58:40 UTC

"DreamTab"

DOA. Nice try. NOT.
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Go to thread anon, Monday 06/23/14 01:08:31 UTC

Dragon II

Not so hot either. Tank after tank (after tank).
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Go to thread Shiva kumar(ZOMBIE) (‎Recruiter at DDU), Saturday 05/24/14 10:03:38 UTC

DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down

DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down Mr. Peabody & Sherman has grossed $109,291,458 in North America, and $157,287,017 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $266,578,475.With a budget of $145 million,the film was financially unsuccessful, forcing DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down on behalf of the film
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Go to thread HR (Layoff), Thursday 05/22/14 12:22:21 UTC

DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down

Mr. Peabody & Sherman has grossed $109,291,458 in North America, and $157,287,017 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $266,578,475.With a budget of $145 million,the film was financially unsuccessful, forcing DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down on behalf of the film
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Go to thread Anonymous8494, Friday 04/25/14 16:58:32 UTC

This person knows what they are talking about...pay attention to the company. Executive team grows along with the budgets = more layoffs soon.

http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/userview/?&u=shrek_money&bn=801ffa0c-e194-39b6-b8b6-072c64104a75
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Go to thread The more I want to refrain...the more i am pulled to this forum...I am loving it (Universal), Wednesday 04/09/14 01:50:06 UTC

The more I want to refrain...the more i am pulled to this forum...I am loving it

What is the criteria to get selected at DDU...can someone explain in detail.
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Go to thread Anonymous7175, Thursday 03/27/14 21:20:01 UTC

Oriental DW can't get here fast enough...

I can't wait to stop reading this Bangalore madness! China is taking all of our jobs so relax.
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Go to thread Anonymous6648, Tuesday 03/18/14 12:05:43 UTC

Fall of dream works

Fall of dream works Mr Peabody & Sherman Flop
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Go to thread Mr. Peabody & Sherman is another feather in DDU’s (Not Fixing Job), Monday 03/17/14 06:09:37 UTC

Great DDU Lighter

We delivered shot work on 6 sequences out of 28 (16.46 minutes run time) including the complex climax sequence which featured a large number of characters coming together. Handling the sheer volume of the climax sequence was a huge challenge. That apart, the CFX team was also involved in 10 crowds’ sequence, simulating cloth of 2700 crowd characters. The CFX department at DDU expanded its tool base to handle the complexity involved in the hair & fur simulation – Houdini was added to the host of proprietary tools and pipeline being used. ‘The unique look of each era coupled with the stylized treatment that the Production Designer expectedmeant that straightforward physical simulation was not going to suffice; we achieved the desired art direction through an iterative and collaborative creative process. It was a very stimulating, both technically as well as artistically.
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Go to thread Anonymous5755, Monday 03/03/14 04:10:59 UTC

Oscar

Nope, not happening.
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Go to thread Anonymous4961, Saturday 02/22/14 07:12:54 UTC

dreamworks bangalore office

what's the culture over there in bangalore?
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Go to thread Anonymous4510, Thursday 02/13/14 17:23:09 UTC

Visual Development Artist Salary

Hey - Anyone knows how much DW Visual Development Artists make now days (base comp and bonus/incentives)? Thanks in advance!
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Go to thread Anonymous4503, Thursday 02/13/14 14:48:34 UTC

Nothing, zip, nada

VES Awards. Won ZERO of them on 12th February.
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Go to thread Anonymous4340, Monday 02/10/14 10:09:20 UTC

Re: Layoffs

Just wait, you are next.
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Go to thread Layoff, Wednesday 01/29/14 05:43:05 UTC

With March not far away whats the status of Layoff this year? can anyone explain.

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Go to thread HatsoffVishwas, Monday 01/27/14 14:41:34 UTC

Who is the person you are referring to. Name please?

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Go to thread Anonymous1750, Wednesday 12/18/13 13:56:07 UTC

ddu

A studio like DDU is shot down because of some production people and immediate leads . They paint a very pretty picture about themselves in front of Higher ups and act all Gentleman/womanly in Parties. If only those higher ups could see the ugly truth of how they behave with the subordinates, things would be much better.
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Go to thread Anonymous1721, Tuesday 12/17/13 08:17:36 UTC

The below article is very true.

DW has a very bad habit of not putting checks on half baked leadership. We do tons of reviews but never analysis on how many people voluntarily leave under each Producer. These would be fascinating statics but would uncover the ugly, protected leaders. Oh well. We get free lunch.
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Go to thread Dreamworks Dud Unit, Sunday 12/15/13 05:27:23 UTC

Why Good Employee Leave? David W Richard

A study came up with the surprising finding: If you're loosing good people, look to their immediate supervisors. More than any other single reason, he is the reason people stay and thrive in organization. And he's the reason why they quit, talking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition. "People leave managers not companies" write the authors Marcus Buckinggham and Curt Coffman " So much money has been thrown at the challenges of keeping good people-in the form of better pay, better perks and better training-when in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue." If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers and supervisors. Beyond a point, an employee's primary need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he's treated and how valued he feels. Much depends directly on the immediate manager.
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Go to thread Anonymous1421, Thursday 12/12/13 06:43:34 UTC

http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/DreamWorks-Animation-Salaries-E36343.htm?sort.sortType=BP&sort.ascending=false

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Go to thread Anonymous1357, Tuesday 12/10/13 23:26:54 UTC

do animators have weekend off?

please let me know? what about vacation?
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Go to thread al-anon (al-anon), Sunday 12/08/13 19:46:30 UTC

Hans, from DW to Yahoo - translation - loser, from one loser company to another!

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Go to thread NotAnonymous, Saturday 11/30/13 11:48:11 UTC

Tehalka, when you write be specific what you mean. We are not able to understand what you mean to say.

Tehalka, when you write be specific what you mean. We are not able to understand what you mean to say. Do you mean to say that we follow the guidelines??? The guidelines says following: Sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as: a) Physical contact and advances; b) A demand or request for sexual favours; c) Sexually coloured remarks; d) Showing pornography; e) Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature Hope this gives clarity to you, we have educated our people
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Go to thread Tehalka, Friday 11/29/13 06:53:19 UTC

How many Tehalka's have gone under carpet??? can someone throw light on this???

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Go to thread Anonymous940, Tuesday 11/26/13 07:53:17 UTC

n/a

Boy there are a lot of sour grapes here. Listen boys and girls, no matter where you go, there will be dead weight. There will be dead weight in management, there will be dead weight in production, there will be dead weight in administration. It's a natural distribution even at the best organizations. There is dead weight at Google. There is dead weight at Jet Propulsion Labs. There is dead weight at Pixar. There are idiots in Harvard, Stanford, ILM, Weta, and any number of places that require smarts to get the job done. So this whole "let's name names" game I'm seeing in these posts is just petty and small. It's a simple business model. As long as the conveyor belt of bags of cash keep feeding the company, people keep their jobs, bonuses get paid, and you get to keep paying your underwater mortgage. When the bags of cash stop flowing in, the company has to reduce its costs. People get let go. It sucks, but it happens everywhere from sea to shining sea. India isn't to blame, Obama isn't to blame, W. Bush isn't to blame. Business just has its ups and it has its downs. I see a lot of fingers being pointed and if need to get it out to feel better, then go ahead and rat on your coworkers for taking long breaks but it only makes you look cowardly. Big picture is that layoffs suck, people's lives get up-ended, and the company has to fight to survive for the ones who remain on board. I wish the company well. It has performed well for a very long time and it took one slip-up with an underperforming big-budget movie to bring it to one knee. It is a powerful reminder of how high the stakes are in feature animation. Prepare for the worst, save money, and be ready when the company hits a difficult period and you're out of a job. Don't spend all your paychecks on German sports cars and trips to Vegas. That's show business.
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Go to thread Anonymous939, Tuesday 11/26/13 07:52:31 UTC

solution

The problem with DreamWorks, is that people on top think that a great idea of a movie is 90% of the solution. They forget that it takes an incredible amount of talent, creativity and polishing to create the great products we do. Of course, it will take a couple of more years (or less) for them to run the company down to the ground. Whenever you have a monopoly in a product, such as animated movies, you keep repeating the same solution over and over again. The people that get promoted are those in marketing, and people involved in sales, management. They forget to innovate, and therefore people that are let go are those who are a pain to manage, but are creative. Eventually competition catches up, and their marketing and sales forces can't deal with a market in which they have no monopoly. This loop is common in companies involved with innovation. Managers at DreamWorks are expert in process, not in content. They follow the tip of the ship about to hit the iceberg. Not something you want to do in order to save a company.
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