We have introduced a lovable curmudgeonly ogre, an overly optimistic pink-haired troll, a noodle-slurping martial arts obsessed panda, a business minded baby and a bashful yet charismatic Viking hero and his pet dragon, to name a few. Thanks to movies like Shrek, Trolls, Kung-Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, and The Boss Baby, and television series like Trollhunters, Spirit Riding Free, and All Hail King Julien, DreamWorks Animation is recognized across the globe as a leader in quality family entertainment.
We tell stories about dreams and the journeys unconventional heroes take to make them come true. With hilarious characters, genuine emotion, and bold new worlds, our original stories engage audiences across multiple generations. Striving for the highest quality animation and the best storytelling imaginable, DreamWorks has delivered innovative films and television series that encourage us all to imagine something different.
The 9-acre campus in Glendale houses over 1200 employees in the feature film division – 800 of whom are artists and 3D animators, and 200 of whom are technologists and engineers.
Every aspect of a production can be accomplished at the Glendale campus, which boasts a vibrant artistic culture that encourages creative pioneers, an open exchange of ideas, and technological innovation in service of storytelling -- all overseen by a leadership team with hands-on creative experience.
Home to some of the world’s most beloved franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, The Boss Baby, The Croods and How to Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks Animation creates award-winning films for a global audience. Dedicated to helping families dream and laugh together, DreamWorks’ incredible cast of artists, storytellers, engineers and innovators have created 36 breathtaking animated feature films in the last 25 years, generating more than $15 billion at the global box office. Built on the history of brand and legacy, DWA pursues the future of storytelling in all platforms by crafting cutting-edge technology and immersion in fantastical worlds.
In 2013, the DWA Television division was launched into being with a groundbreaking deal for hundreds of hours of kids and family programming. Driven by the belief that great stories inspire great possibilities, the creative pioneers of DreamWorks Animation Television have since crafted more than 1,000 episodes of original TV programming in just five years. Delivering fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has launched several award-winning and beloved series such as Trollhunters from Guillermo del Toro, Spirit Riding Free, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and many more.
A leader in technological innovation that is at the forefront of shaping the industry, DreamWorks has earned 8 prestigious Scientific Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, most recently receiving a 2018 Sci-Tech Award for Premo, DreamWorks' industry-leading animation platform. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World marked the feature film debut of DreamWorks’ new proprietary physically-based renderer, Moonray, allowing artists to create stunning imagery and visually richer worlds.