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Background: DreamWorks Pictures (also known as "DreamWorks, LLC", "DreamWorks SKG" or "DreamWorks Studios") is an American film studio that was established in 1994. DreamWorks was formed as an ambitious attempt by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen (which is where the "SKG" insignia came from) to create a new Hollywood studio. The studio primarily released their own films, although some films were co-released or released some territories by another studio (most often Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures and in some cases, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation,Warner Bros. Pictures and Columbia Pictures). On December 11, 2005, the founders agreed to sell the studio to Viacom to become a division of Paramount Pictures. The sale was completed on February 1, 2006, but the studio became independent again in 2008. On February 9, 2009, DreamWorks struck a distribution deal with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (through their Touchstone Pictures label), which has been effective since 2011. DreamWorks Animation was formerly a subsidiary of the studio until the two split into separate companies in 2004. DreamWorks Pictures is now legally known as "DW II Management, Inc." with the "DreamWorks" name and logo being used under license from DreamWorks Animation. Paramount owns the rights to the studio's live-action films from before and while the studios were combined (although, as mentioned above, the studio's that co-released the films reclaim the rights to the film in territories that they were the distributor) after purchasing rights held by Soros Strategic Partners LP and Dune Entertainment II LLC in 2010 for the pre-merger films and owning the films released under Viacom's ownership due to being the original distributor. Post-merger films from 2008 to 2011 (before Disney began distributing the films) are owned by their distributors (in most cases Paramount and Universal). Post-2011 films are owned by DreamWorks with distribution handled by Disney/Touchstone. DreaWorks Animation owns all of the studio's animated films (with distribution handled by 20th Century Fox, the current distributor of that studio's product). DreamWorks does own the copyright to most of their live-action films (however, when they became independent from Viacom, they created a new studio, the old studio's rights went to Soros and Dune, and later Paramount, under the DreamWorks name).

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Dreamworks - CLG Wiki

Nicknames: "Little Boy Fishing on the Moon", "Fishing Boy", "DreamWorks Fishing Boy"

Logo: It starts out at night with a crescent-shape moon and some clouds in a reflection of water, then we see a bobber and fishing reel splash into the water. The camera then pans upwards through bunch of clouds to see a boy, sitting on top of a crescent-shape moon going fishing. Suddenly, a "D" appears, and as the camera pans to the right, letters such as "R", "E", "A" and the next proceeding letters follow, although parts of the letters are covered by the clouds. We then swoop past a whole bunch of several clouds, engulfing the screen. They then revolve away to reveal the text "DREAMWORKS" with "SKG" appearing underneath with lines on the left and right of it respectively,and the text is set by the dark of night with clouds to accompany it.

A short version of this logo was seen on trailers for films and at the end of films released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Touchstone Pictures, starting with I Am Number Four. However, Real Steel has the still version of this logo at the end.

: The boy who is seen sitting on the moon is
William Hunt, the son of artist Robert Hunt. The idea for the logo came from co-founder, Steven Spielberg.

FX/SFX: A very good combination of 2D and 3D animation, produced by Industrial Light & Magic.

Music/Sounds: The only sound effects is when the bobber hits the water and it makes a splashing sound. Throughout the logo, a very nice piece of orchestrated music is heard that starts out with a guitar piece, then a brief string piece, which is followed by a loud, majestic wind fanfare and ending with another guitar piece. Composed by John Williams. In recent years, the opening theme of the film is often used.

Music/Sounds Variant:
  • On MouseHunt, the same music is heard, but the guitar section at the end is replaced with a French Horn playing the same notes (which was used for the short version of the 1996 DreamWorks Interactive logo).
  • On some prints of Antz, (for example, on region 4 DVD releases of the film) the logo is silent, though the original prints had the opening theme playing. This may have been an error in production or distribution.

Availability: Very common. It premiered on The Peacemaker (which is also DreamWorks' first film) and has been used in nearly every DreamWorks film ever since. Was seen on some 2001 region 4 DVD releases as well and pre-2004 DreamWorks Animation films, from Antz to Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.This logo preceded the 1997 BBC Video logo on the DreamWorks Home Entertainment DVD release of three Wallace & Gromit films. Current prints of the studio's animated films and pre-2008 live-action films may have this logo be proceded by a Paramount Pictures or DreamWorks Animation logo.

Scare Factor: None, it's a favorite amongst the logo community.

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