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DreamWorks Animation , L.L.C. (more commonly known as DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation SKG, or simply DreamWorks ) is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures , a division of Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. It is based in Glendale, California and produces animated feature films, television programs and online virtual games . The studio has currently released a total of 35 feature films, including the franchises Shrek , Madagascar , Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon , The Croods , Trolls and The Boss Baby . Originally formed under the banner of its main DreamWorks studio in 1997 by some of Amblin Entertainment 's former animation branch Amblimation alumni, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004 . DreamWorks Animation currently maintains its Glendale campus , as well as satellite studios in India and China . On August 22, 2016 , NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, making it a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. As of October 2017 , its feature films have grossed $14.457 billion worldwide, with a $417.8 million average gross per film . Shrek 2 ( 2004 ) is among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time , and fourteen of the films are among the 50 highest-grossing animated films, with Shrek 2 being the ninth all- time highest. Although the studio also made traditionally animated films in the past , as well as stop-motion co-production with Aardman Animations , all of their films now use computer animation . The studio has earned three Academy Awards , as well as 41 Emmy Awards and numerous Annie Awards, and multiple Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.