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Animated Films: Dreamworks

This LibGuide was created by Paige Crumbley, Access Services Librarian, while she was a student library intern.



Dreamworks Studio

To keep up-to-date, they’ve created educational programs that help DreamWorkers develop existing skills and learn new ones. They hold different classes and workshops that include figure drawing, cinematography, storytelling, sculpture and more. This helps the employees stretch their creative muscles and continue learning everything they need to know in their field. They invite leaders in the pinnacle of the entertainment buisness to share thoughts and experiences with the DreamWorkers in what they call "DreamTalks." These DreamTalks are hosted by their CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and guests have included the likes of Steven Spielberg (who coincidentally helped create the DreamWorks logo), James Cameron, George Lucas, and Pixar's Pete Docter. 

The studio in which they work is amazing. The DreamWorks Animation campus provides a comfortable and inspirational working environment. Water fountains, flowing streams and fishponds filled with koi decorate the studio. DreamWorkers can play pool in the game room, have a ping pong match outside, and visit the campus doctor or nutritionist located on-site. They cater to and inspire their workers with perks as well. To strengthen the company spirit, the studio gives the DreamWorkers a free breakfast and lunch as well as weekly moving screenings, daily fitness classes on their campus, guest lectures, art galleries, and hosts special events. These special events include the Annual Poker Tournament, Ping Pong Tournament, a 'home grown' art festival, DreamCon, Halloween Costume Contest, and a Holiday Bazaar. They also have Departmental Milestone parties, special food trucks, and mid-day ice cream breaks for their hard-working DreamWorkers. To celebrate their films and company milestones, DreamWorks Animation screens of each of their films for all employees and their families. CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg commemorates each film’s release with a toast, and employees enjoy themed lunches, prizes and activities for the whole day.

At its core, DreamWorks Animation celebrates the unique personalities of their employees. They support a diverse group of employee interests on campus including the DreamWorks Triathlon Team, sports teams, volunteer groups, film club and more.

So really, it's an amazing place for its employees as well as avid watchers of their movies.