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I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like we may all have to update our strategies for living lives mercifully free of Shrek: DreamWorks, the studio responsible for the increasingly flatulent ogre (and a host of other movies) is getting into the tablet game with an Android-powered "DreamTab" for the kids.
Kid-friendly tablets aren't exactly a new idea -- at least in terms of how long tablets have been around -- but DreamWorks getting into the game presents some pretty interesting possibilities. According to Engadget, the $300ish device is set to be pre-loaded with content related to the studio for both entertainment and educational purposes, and for young fans of animation, that could lead to some encouraging programs that gave a nice foundation for art. Of course, as Engadget points out, it could also involve Shrek and his misshapen head popping up to tell you it's time to turn the thing off, likely repulsing children and families away from technology forever and fostering a new generation of Luddites. Let the speculation begin!
The first time I saw a poster for Rise of the Guardians, I rolled my eyes so hard that I actually hurt myself. You probably saw the same one I did if you went to the theater any time last summer. The close-up of the Naug
In an ambitious attempt to promote the new animated superhero comedy "Megamind," DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures invited Los Angeles-based superhero fans to assemble and break the world record for the "largest gathering of superheroes." The story of an inept super-villain who, after finally defeating h
Dreamworks' CG animated "Megamind" starring Will Ferrel, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey may not hit theaters until November 5, but that hasn't stopped the studio from teaming with DC Comics' WildStorm imprint for a special Comic-Con collectible written by Joe Kelly ("I Kill Giants") with cover art by John Cassaday ("Planetary," "Astonishing X-Men").
Entitled "The Reign of Megamind," the limited edition co