MUMBAI: Dreamworks Animation has announced its slate of films through 2012 that includes:
How to Train Your Dragon: Written and directed by Chris Sanders and Den DeBlois and produced by Bonnie Arnold the film stars
Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera and Johan Hill. Set in the world of vikings and dragons, the film centers on an awkward teen who befriends an injured dragon. The film is set for a 26 March, 2010 release.
Shrek Forever After: Directed by Mike Mitchell and produced by Teresa Cheng and Gina Shay the film is slated to release on 21 May, 2010.
Oobermind: This film stars Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey in which Downey will voice a super-villain who finds life a little dull after vanquishing good-guy rival Metro Man in the superhero-themed film that is expected to open on 5 Nov., 2010.
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom: The sequel to the 2008 hit with Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman returning to the voice cast is due to hit theaters on June 3, 2011.
The Guardians: Turning to a not-yet-published book series by William Joyce, whose work has previously inspired Disney‘s Meet the Robinsons and Rolie Polie Olie. The Guardians unites characters every child knows - Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman - to protect the world from a Bogeyman-like villain. The film is due to release on 4 November, 2011.
Puss in Boots: Puss in Boots imagines events before the popular character‘s appearance in Shrek 2, while introducing all-new characters. Antonio Banderas returns while Salma Hayek will lend her voice to love interest Kitty. Directed by Chris Miller director of Shrek the Third, the film is slated for release on 30 March 2012.
Madagascar 3: In May, 2012 director Eric Darnell offers the third instalment in the zoo-break series which would relocate the animals from Africa to Europe via a traveling circus.
The Croods: A caveman comedy
from directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, the film was once intended to be an Aardman collaboration. The film is among the few vying for a 12 November, 2012 release.
Truckers: Derived from Terry Pratchett‘s The Bromeliad Trilogy, with Simon Beaufoy adapting a story of miniature creatures stuck living in a department store. The film is also eying 12 November, release.
Super Secret Ghost Project: The film about what ghosts think about humans is also in the fray for a 12 Nov, 2012 release.