Dreamworks Animation has announced its plans to release eight 3D animated features, five original films and three sequels, through 2012, and the studio has announced the films’ debut dates, staking out some prime dates on the cinema calendar in the process.  The original features include How to Train Your Dragon (based on the book by Cressida Cowell), Oobermind (a supervillain/superhero saga featuring the vocal talents Robert Downey, Jr.), The Guardians (based on a forthcoming book by William Joyce), Puss in Boots (starring Antonio Banderas), and finally a choice between three original projects, The Croods (a caveman saga), Truckers (based on The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Prachett), and a as-yet-untitled “Super Secret Ghost Project.”  The sequels include Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, and a third Madagascar film.


Here’s the Dreamworks’ schedule:


How to Train Your Dragon                             March 26, 2010

Shrek Forever After                                        May 21, 2010

Oobermind                                                      Nov. 5, 2010

Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom        June 3, 2011

The Guardians                                                Nov. 4, 2011

Puss in Boots                                                   March 30, 2012

Madagascar 3                                                 May 25, 2012

1 of 3 Original Projects                                     Nov. 2, 2012