The Hollywoord Reporter has a short article up online today (originally appearing in the magazine's December issue), which reveals that Dreamworks Animation may be the only big Hollywood company out there to have more women in significant positions of power than men. Which makes some amount of sense for the company that backed the only big-budget animated film in history so far to be directed by a lone woman, Jennifer Yuh Nelson's Kung Fu Panda 2.
million dollar ladyMellody Hobson joined Ariel Investments as an intern shortly after graduating from college, and less than a decade later was president of the company, making it the largest African-American owned mutual fund company in the US. She's been on the directorial board of Dreamworks animation (as well as Starbucks, Groupon, and Esteé Lauder) for some time now, and now she now ascends to head of the board.
Allow Us To ExplainDreamWorks Animation, the folks who brought us Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, have just acquired the privately owned animation studio, Classic Media. Why should you care? Classic Media owns the motherload of awesome cartoon and comic properties. And all it cost them was $155 million in cash. Hit the jump to find out what characters from your childhood we'll likely be seeing again very soon.