Disney and Pixar have always been the undisputed champions of animation but a new contender has been rising in the ranks over the last several years: DreamWorks. The studio that brought us the Shrek films, Antz, Chicken Run, Madagascar, Bee Movie and many others has been fighting the good fight for the better part of a decade and while they have yet to over take Disney and Pixar, their upcoming slate sounds like they’re once again swinging for the fences. On Tuesday, DreamWorks Animation announced their upcoming slate all the way from this summer’s Kung Fu Panda 2 through 2014 when they’ll release How To Train Your Dragon 2 on June 20. In between, they’re preparing original films featuring the likes of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and many others. The films are as follows:

After the jump, read who is directing and writing each, plot descriptions of several films and more. Read More »

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Emma Stone and Catherine Keener havce joined the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation’s 3D computer animated film The Croods.

Why You Should Care: Lilo & Stich/How To Train Your Dragon helmer Chris Sanders and Space Chimps helmer Kirk DeMicco are co-directing the caveman comedy, based on a screenplay originally developed by Monty Python alumni John Cleese and DeMicco.

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Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds in will headline the voice cast for DreamWorks Animation’s 3D computer animated film The Croods. Lilo & Stich helmer Chris Sanders and Space Chimps helmer Kirk DeMicco are co-directing the caveman comedy, which was formerly titled Crood Awakenings when it was set up with Aardman Animation.

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