For the longest time, one of the few studios producing quality animated entertainment was Walt Disney. Granted, several smaller studios have knocked it out of the park, including the likes of Rankin/Bass, Hanna-Barbera, Don Bluth Animation, and several others. While those studios managed to carve out a reasonably nice niche in the market, they never grew to the point that they consistently produced high-earning franchises.
That all changed when DreamWorks Animation came into the world in 1998 with the release of The Prince of Egypt. Now, that film didn't do remarkably well, but you've probably heard of the one that followed: Shrek. Shrek became a massive hit in a very short time, and it's spawned sequels and spin-offs that continue to do well more than 20 years after the first movie was released. Since then, the studio has launched Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, and a whole lot more to make it a powerful player in the world of feature-length animated films.
Because almost all of DreamWorks' movies have been created via CGI, there's a lot that happens behind the scenes that few fans know. There are tons of interesting facts and stories about the nuances of the animation process, but it doesn't stop there. Changes in casting, failed projects, and everything else you can imagine has happened behind the scenes of nearly every DreamWorks picture, and the best of those stories are included below. Take a look, and don't forget to upvote your favorite BTS facts about DreamWorks movies before you go binge all the Shrek films for the hundredth time!
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Guillermo del Toro Was A Consultant On ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
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Failed Animators At DreamWorks Were Sent To Work On ‘Shrek’ As A Sort Of PunishmentPhoto: DreamWorks Pictures
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Bryan Cranston (Vitaly The Tiger), Unlike His Co-Stars In ‘Madagascar 3,’ Did Not Need A Voice Coach For His Foreign Accent
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Jay Baruchel’s Sloppiness Might Have Inspired Hiccup’s Beard In ’How to Train Your Dragon 3’Photo: Universal Pictures
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William Joyce, Author Of The Book ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Is Based On, Tossed A Coin To Decide If The Tooth Fairy Would Be Male Or Female
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Technology To Create The Flood Scene In ‘Antz’ Was Developed By A Visual Effects Crew Member As His Doctoral ThesisPhoto: DreamWorks Pictures