Last week I bemoaned the inadequacies of the female characters in “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” and now I read here that DreamWorks is killing a major portion of its animation force.
The article states that PDI/DreamWorks is losing half of its 450-strong workforce, the other half of which will be offered the chance to relocate to DreamWorks Animation in Glendale.
Obviously, I didn’t really do that, it was internal failures to plan for box-office flops like Mr. Peabody and Sherman and The Penguins of Madagascar. That’s a tough blow, especially since – while I enjoyed How To Train Your Dragon 2 (in spite of its female character problem) – I absolutely loved Mr. Peabody and Penguins, and the part that DreamWorks is shutting down is PDI, which made these two.
So, for what it’s worth: I’m sorry for the shit-talking.