Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vatican Newspaper Interviews Dreamworks Animation CEO

cross-posted from A Catholic View

In a brief interview that appeared in the March 26 edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, spoke of the moral dimension of his animated films. Although films, he said, must respond to public expectations, “in our films we have always tried to choose from themes that had a value, a moral.” The studio’s newest film, Monster vs. Aliens, manifests the value of tolerance, said Katzenberg. Katzenberg also spoke of the extraordinary challenges of faithfully portraying biblical accounts in the essentially comedic animated film genre. Katzenberg consulted with the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights during the production of the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt, and two years later, Katzenberg produced Joseph: King of Dreams.

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