Monday, September 06, 2010

The DWA TeeVee Specials

Ah ha. Here's the title for the Kung Fu Panda holiday special I saw the other day:

... [NBC] is partnering with DreamWorks Animation for the half-hour holiday specials "Scared Shrekless" and "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special."

The move continues a relationship between the companies that started last year with the specials "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space" and "Merry Madagascar."

NBC will air the Halloween-themed "Shrekless" on Oct. 28, partnering it with a re-airing of "Mutant Pumpkins." "Panda" will air Nov. 24, paired with an encore of "Merry Madagascar." ...

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special. No wonder nobody could tell me the title.

Both of these half-hours were created at the Glendale and PDI campuses*. No overseas animation, so far as I know. (That's reserved for the series episodes, where the animation is Indian and the animal fur has a velveteen look.

(Smaller budgets. Lower aspirations.)

Add On: NBC issues its press release:

NBC and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the network will offer special holiday treats for audiences of all ages this year with the studio's brand new original animated half-hour TV specials, "Scared Shrekless" and "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special." ...

NBC will also rebroadcast DreamWorks Animation's hit holiday special, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" on Saturday, October 30 from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. ET and "Merry Madagascar" twice: Wednesday, November 24 from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, December 4 from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET. ...

So there's going to be two hours of DreamWorks Animation specials in the next few months.

* Yet another of my corrections. I was told the KFP special was done in the U.S. of A. I made the assumption the Shrek special was done stateside. Whoops.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The bulk of Scared Shrekless was produced in India.

Anonymous said...

The poor Ogre will never get to rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

milk, milk, milk, milk, milk

pablo said...

I think I hear a green cow somewhere off in the distance screaming..

Anonymous said...

they should change the logo of dreamworks animation to an the outline of shreks head

tom said...

sniff what's left of the money pot folks, we've jsut about run out

tiff said...

i love the shrek specials. so awesome! can't wait!

Anonymous said...

pixar sucks...

Anonymous said...

Let's hope they're more like "Mutant Pumpkins" and less like "Merry Madagascar."

Anonymous said...

OMG how will this affect Disney's "Tangled" release?!?!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

"I hope tangled does well at the BO."....

Anonymous said...

really? scared shrekless......

you replaced your characters name for the word shitless?

have some respect - he's only made you billions of dollars - :)

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