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9 items from 2017


DreamWorks Acquires ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Author Cressida Cowell’s New Series

11 April 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

DreamWorks Animation is looking to adapt another series from How to Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell. Part one of Cowell’s new series, The Wizards Of Once, doesn’t hit stores until this Fall, but DreamWorks has already scooped up the rights. Her new series involves witches, warriors, and a 12-year-old that’ll change the world. Below, learn more about The Wizards […]

The post DreamWorks Acquires ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Author Cressida Cowell’s New Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Newswire: Shrek 5 writer says he’s reinventing the franchise

3 April 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

DreamWorks has been recommitting to properties and authors lately—the animation studio recently announced it would adapt another one of How To Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell’s books. Now the production company is giving The Hollywood Reporter an update on its proposed Shrek revival. Baby Mama and The Boss Baby screenwriter Michael McCullers was tapped to craft another chapter in the ogre’s fairy tale. And apparently, with great Shrek power comes great Shrek responsibility—McCullers tells THR he felt “a pretty big reinvention” was warranted for the franchise, which already holds four films and has lots of “beloved... great characters.”

McCullers wasn’t at liberty to proffer any Shrek 5 details, but he did cop to really digging his completed script, which he describes as “really personal” to him. And in other DreamWorks news, preproduction on Hotel Transylvanian 3 is going swimmingly.

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- Danette Chavez

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DreamWorks Animation adapting Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards of Once

3 April 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, DreamWorks Animation has picked up the rights to The Wizards of Once, a new fantasy series from author Cressida Cowell, whose previous book series How to Train Your Dragon was turned into a major animated franchise by the studio.

“Cressida is part of the DreamWorks family and with The Wizards Of Once she once again anchors a new franchise for us,” said DreamWorks’ Chris deFaria. “The story is packed with the perfect elements to create a unique magical universe inhabited by adventurous, funny and memorable characters that will enthrall generations to come. We are honored to have another opportunity to partner with this amazingly creative author.”

The first instalment of The Wizards of Once is set for publication later this year and follows “Xar, a 12-year-old wizard prince without magic, and Wish, a 12-year-old warrior princess with a magical object in a world where magic is reviled and illegal. »

- Gary Collinson

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Newswire: DreamWorks is adapting a new series from How To Train Your Dragon author

31 March 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

DreamWorks Animation hath wrought The Boss Baby, which is opening this weekend in all its besuited-baby insanity. This is something of a non sequitur, but we’d venture to say any Boss Baby-related point is a valid one. Anyway, the company that is unleashing the boss baby on the world is now reportedly wants to adapt a new series from the author who created the source material for its popular franchise How To Train Your Dragon. According to Deadline, Dwa has gotten the rights to Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards Of Once. The saga, which debuts with its first book come October in the U.S., follows two “outcasts.“ According to the publisher: “Xar is a wizard without magic in a world where magic is everything, and Wish is a warrior with a magical object in a world where magic is reviled and illegal.” Meanwhile, the studio is still »

- Esther Zuckerman

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DreamWorks Nabs Rights to Cressida Cowell’s ‘The Wizards of Once’

30 March 2017 6:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

DreamWorks Animation has acquired the rights to “How to Train Your Dragon” author Cressida Cowell’s new fantasy novel series, “The Wizards of Once,” the studio announced in a statement Thursday. “Wizards of Once” is set in a world of magic where wizards and warriors collide, and is filled with the same type of action, adventure and humor that propelled the first two “How to Train Your Dragon” films to a combined $1.1 billion at the global box office. The third installment in that series, “How to Train Your Dragon 3,” is currently in production and scheduled for a March 1, »

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Dwa Books New Fantasy Series From ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Author Cressida Cowell

30 March 2017 5:48 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

DreamWorks Animation has acquired rights to Cressida Cowell’s new fantasy novel series The Wizards Of Once, the first installment of which will bow in the fall. The deal keeps Cowell in business with Dwa, which adapted her 12-book How To Train Your Dragon series into two successful movies with How To Train Your Dragon 3 in production ahead of its March 1, 2019 release date. The deal for the potential new franchise was announced by new DreamWorks Feature Animation Group pre… »

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DreamWorks Animation, Cressida Cowell reunite on 'The Wizards Of Once'

30 March 2017 2:19 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

How To Train Your Dragon author returns with new book series.

The studio has acquired rights to Cressida Cowell’s fantasy novel series The Wizards Of Once. 

The action takes place in a world of magic where wizards and warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure with humour, action and heart. 

The first instalment of the series will be released through Hodder Children’s Books in the UK, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in the Us this autumn.

Cowell, who is an ambassador for the UK’s National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, and a founder patron of the Children’s Media Foundation, is best known for authoring and illustrating the 12-book series How To Train Your Dragon, which DreamWorks Animation adapted.

“Cressida is part of the DreamWorks family and with The Wizards Of Once she once again anchors a new franchise for us,” Chris deFaria, president of DreamWorks »

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‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’: 6 Reasons the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Netflix Show Isn’t Just For Kids

20 March 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

DreamWorks Animation has established itself as a studio which consistently produces stunning animated films, and perhaps no more so than with its “How to Train Your Dragon” film series. The franchise boasts endlessly beautiful imagery, as well as incredibly lovable characters and intense action. All of these elements can be found in spades in the Netflix spinoff series “Race to the Edge,” as the show expands on these facets and digs deep into what makes the franchise so great.

As with most animated properties, the main demographic for the “Dragons” franchise is children. However, the creators of both the films and TV series have shown that this franchise isn’t exclusively for children; rather, it’s conveniently made accessible for children, while proving entertaining for older audiences as well. Whether you’re a fan of animation, the franchise, looking for a fun fantasy series to binge for a couple of weekends, »

- Michael Gonzalez

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‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’: 6 Reasons the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Netflix Show Isn’t Just For Kids

20 March 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

DreamWorks Animation has established itself as a studio which consistently produces stunning animated films, and perhaps no more so than with its “How to Train Your Dragon” film series. The franchise boasts endlessly beautiful imagery, as well as incredibly lovable characters and intense action. All of these elements can be found in spades in the Netflix spinoff series “Race to the Edge,” as the show expands on these facets and digs deep into what makes the franchise so great.

As with most animated properties, the main demographic for the “Dragons” franchise is children. However, the creators of both the films and TV series have shown that this franchise isn’t exclusively for children; rather, it’s conveniently made accessible for children, while proving entertaining for older audiences as well. Whether you’re a fan of animation, the franchise, looking for a fun fantasy series to binge for a couple of weekends, »

- Michael Gonzalez

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