Netflix will begin airing original animated series based on DreamWorks Animation characters next year thanks to a new deal signed between the streaming service and the animation studio.
The agreement, which was announced Monday, provides for more than 300 hours of original animated content, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new shows will be based on new and existing DreamWorks Animation characters (i.e. Shrek, Kung Fu Panda), as well as characters from Classic Media, which DreamWorks Animation purchased last year (i.e. Lassie, Frosty the Snowman).
Convicted financier Bernie Madoff, sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison, counted a who's who of celebrities among his victims.
Kevin Bacon and his wife, The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, confirmed in December that they were among the thousands duped by Madoff, who was convicted of hatching a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. The couple did not specify their loss, but Bacon said he was searching for projects because, "I need to work, for obvious reasons."
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Last month, Sedgwick said the couple was hurt, but not ...
It all started with a visit to Siegfried and Roy's famed Vegas act. Two years, more than 200 animators and an estimated $13 million later, Dreamworks exec Jeffrey Katzenberg's brainchild, Father of the Pride, is finally hitting the air (Tuesday, 9 pm/ET). The new NBC sitcom is a huge risk for the network, but Katzenberg promises viewers — well, adults, anyway — won't be disappointed. "We created this for an 18- to 49-year-old," he says. "It's not about checking to make sure you don't leave the 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds behind. This is purely an adult show." With lots of sex, drugs and a little Matt Lauer, he ain't kidding.
TV Guide Online: So your idea for the series came at a Siegfried and Roy show?Katzenberg: I thought, "I wonder what it's like for those lions. What must life be like from their point of view? [They're] living in Las Vegas, trying to raise a family and earn