This from today's Daily Variety: "Ending months of nervous speculation on Wall Street, Paul Allen has at last exercised a right to force DreamWorks Animation to sell millions of shares in a so-called secondary offering following the company's IPO in 2004." The piece goes on to say that the request represents "...a vote of no confidence in the studio's next toon ("Flushed Away")..."
Allen will still have a massive stake in DreamWorks after this sale, and by selling this chunk of stock at a low he'll be allocated a larger number of shares for his remaining investment. While the secondary offering will likely push the stock price lower in the short run, this move will actually relieve Wall Street by ending speculation on when Allen would exercise his secondary offering option, and by giving the company a more transparent corporate structure.
Of course, coupled with the reported divorce between Aardman and DreamWorks, it doesn't raise the prospects for "Flushed Away."