I walked through an energetic ping pong tournament going at lunchtime over at Jeffrey's Place. People were into it...
Inside DW's Italianate buildings, the Bee Movie crew is into crunch time as the end of the Seinfeld epic looms up. (Flick is scheduled to be done in early September. It can't go on much longer than that, as release dates in Hollywood are solid objects set in concrete.)
Kung Fu Panda is in full production swing, and a few folks are working on the Shrek Christmas special, although most of the work is getting done up at PDI. I got questions about Personal Service Contracts, questions about the pension and health plan, the usual kinds of inquiries.
In the meanwhile, Shrek 3.0 rolls out in the Middle Kingdom day after tomorrow:
According to the China Film Group, “Shrek the Third” will be released on August 24 in digital cinema theater chains nationwide. Like “Happy Feet” shown in China earlier this year, “Shrek the Third” is another imported film limited to release to digital cinemas in the mainland market.
...First tier multiplex theaters in Beijing have been marketing “Shrek the Third” as the key-tone film for the second half of August. This week, the film’s related toys and other products from DreamWorks will begin loading on the shelves in retail points at these theaters.
So the halls of DW/PDI are alive with the sounds of money...