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DreamWorks growing on outskirts of Hollywood

on Thursday,December 16,2010 14:12

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When many people think of successful animation studios, Hollywood comes to mind. However, DreamWorks and Pixar are two examples of the many production companies that have found success away from the big lights, according to ABC-7 News.

DreamWorks recently opened an office in Peninsula, California, to keep business away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. The company is notable for creating animated films, including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, which have helped rake in nearly $3 billion worldwide. All of the Shrek movies were filmed at DreamWorks' headquarters in Redwood City, miles away from other corporate offices across California.

"I think we have less of the distractions of Hollywood, it really is about the story and the work here, we don't have to worry about all of the hoopla, that gets taken care of in Glendale," producer Denise Cascino told the news source.

DreamWorks launched 14 years ago in a small office located in Palo Alto, California. The company has grown exponentially and now has more than 600 employees.

Employment in animation is predicted to increase by 14 over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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