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DreamWorks Animation Sequels Announced


Get ready for some sequels coming from DreamWorks Animation!

In an interview with Empire, Jeffery Katzenberg announced the studio’s upcoming animated sequels. MadagascarKung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon all have sequels in the works, and multiple ones at that!
Madagascar 3 is set to come out on May 18th 2012, and it will likely be followed by a fourth Madagascar film that will end the series, Katzenberg explained. The third film is said to leave open a conclusion to the series, “Ultimately they will come back to New York, and they will come to terms with that, which they will do in this next chapter. Because of the way that movie concludes there’s probably one more for them…”

Kung Fu Panda 2 is scheduled to be released on May 27th 2011 and it was revealed that there are plans for four more sequels after part 2, giving the franchise six chapters to the Kung Fu Panda story. They are going to soak this franchise for all it’s worth! I’m sure it will get old really fast.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has an unscheduled release planned for 2013 and will be followed by at least one more film. Though Katzenberg says there are “at least three: maybe more, but we know there are a least three chapters to that story. There are actually 8 books.” So I guess there could end up being at least eight films based on Cressida Cowell’s books, but as of right now they haven’t planned past three movies. 

When I heard this news I thought I was reading a press release for a horror genre film like the gazillion Friday The 13th or Saw films, but instead it was for animation. I think a couple two additional films are a great idea for a total of three.  I liked Kung Fu Panda and did not care for Madagascar.  I have yet to see How To Train Your Dragon, which I plan on seeing soon.  
What are your thoughts on all these sequels?
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