Walt Disney is a big studio built around smaller units: Marvel Entertainment, Pixar and the classic Disney animation shop, among others.
Now DreamWorks Animation appears on the brink of becoming Disney’s opposite: a small studio tugged in different directions by forces as varied as a giant toy company and the Chinese government. ...
I believe the game here is for Mr. Katzenberg to score a generous Pay Day as the company gets sold. The other goal? To keep running the studio and to branch out.
DreamWorks Animation won't remain a small independent studio much longer. Some bigger corporate fish will gobble DWA up.