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Thursday, September 15, 2005

OK. I'm sick and tired of this concept of "the animated film as a franchise." Remember when you only got one film, and if you were lucky, they'd re-release it to theatres in 10 years?

What's sparked this rant?

DreamWorks Studios has announced that work has begun on Madagascar 2. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and Jada Pinkett-Smith have already signed on to reprise their roles. DreamWorks is going to have it in theatres for Summer 2008.

Not only that, but the comic relief in Madagascar - a quartet of militant penguins - are getting their own, straight-to-DVD movie. That'll be on store shelves in 2009.

Not only that, but DreamWorks has made their first-ever animated short. It's 10-minutes long and features those aforementioned penguins. You'll be able to see it in front of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit next month.

*sigh* I miss the old days.

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