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Jeffrey Katzenberg is a Actor, Director, Executive In Charge Of Production, Co-Director and Thanks American born on 21 december 1950 at New York City (USA)

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 december 1950 (71 years) at New York City (USA)
Creator of DreamWorks SKG
Creator of DreamWorks Animation

Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950) is an American businessman and film producer. As a businessman, he is the CEO of DreamWorks Animation and is also known for his tenure as chairman of The Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994, during which the studio reinvigorated its live-action and animation department, as well as producing some of its biggest hits, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. As a founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation, he has overseen the production of such animated franchises as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon.

Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support to Barack Obama, he was called as "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundraisers."

Biography

Il débute en 1975 comme assistant de Barry Diller, directeur des studios Paramount. C'est là qu'il fait la connaissance, en 1976, de Michael Eisner.

En 1984, alors qu'Eisner devient président-directeur général de Disney, Katzenberg est nommé président de Walt Disney Pictures.

Il aide le studio à sortir d'une perte de vitesse proche de la faillite en mettant sur pieds des projets comme Pretty Woman, Le Cercle des poètes disparus, Good Morning, Vietnam, Qui veut la peau de Roger Rabbit ? ou dans l'animation La Petite Sirène, La Belle et la Bête, Aladdin ou Le Roi lion.

Fort de ces succès, Katzenberg souhaite évoluer au sein de la société Disney. En 1994, la disparition brutale de Frank Wells, président-directeur exécutif du groupe, lui laisse penser qu'il est la personne toute désignée pour hériter de ce poste. Mais le conseil d'administration et Eisner lui refusent ce poste. Jeffrey Katzenberg décide donc de quitter le célèbre studio à l'automne 1994.

En 1994, avec l’aide de Steven Spielberg et David Geffen (le fondateur de Geffen Records), il fonde une société de production et de distribution : DreamWorks SKG. Tandis que Spielberg s'occupe au sein du studio de la production de films, et Geffen de la production de musique, Katzenberg est chargé du département DreamWorks Animation SKG. Il y produit des films d'animation ayant à leurs sorties des succès considérables comme Shrek, qui remportera par ailleurs le premier Oscar du meilleur film d'animation.

Best films

Shrek 2 (2004)
(Executive Producer)
Shrek the Third (2007)
(Executive In Charge Of Production)
The Boss Baby (2017)
(Thanks)
Shrek (2001)
(Producer)
Shark Tale (2004)
(Executive Producer)
Trolls (2016)
(Thanks)

Usually with

Conrad Vernon
Conrad Vernon
(8 films)
Chris Miller
Chris Miller
(7 films)
James Baxter
James Baxter
(7 films)
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(9 films)
Walt Dohrn
Walt Dohrn
(6 films)
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Filmography of Jeffrey Katzenberg (22 films)

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Actor

Untouchable, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Paz de la Huerta, Caitlin Dulany, Harvey Weinstein, Robert Weinstein, Jeffrey Katzenberg
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating66% 3.345383.345383.345383.345383.34538
Radiographie de l’ascension et de la chute d’Harvey Weinstein, le film révèle comment le magnat d’Hollywood a acquis et préservé sa toute-puissance au fil des décennies, même quand le scandale menaçait de l’engloutir. D’anciens collaborateurs et plusieurs de ses accusatrices décrivent son mode opératoire, ainsi que les conséquences de ses abus sexuels présumés, dans l’espoir que justice soit faite et que les choses bougent.
Spielberg
Spielberg (2017)
, 2h20
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, J. J. Abrams
Roles Self
Rating76% 3.846163.846163.846163.846163.84616
Ce documentaire, qui comprend des entretiens avec Steven Spielberg, nous raconte la carrière longue de 50 ans du réalisateur et nous donne un aperçu de la part de ses proches notamment J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey et Robert Zemeckis
Waking Sleeping Beauty, 1h26
Directed by Don Hahn
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Frank Wells, Howard Ashman, Steven Spielberg
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.791443.791443.791443.791443.79144
The film covers the fall and rebirth of Disney's animation division, the effects the new corporate team of Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, and Jeffrey Katzenberg had on the division, the competition with Don Bluth's animation studio, the pivotal roles of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the CAPS system, the introduction of the home video format, and the new-found success the studio had from 1989-1999.
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants
Directed by Stephen Hillenburg, Patrick Creadon
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Musical films
Actors Tom Kenny, Alec Baldwin, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Ernest Borgnine, Clancy Brown
Roles himself
Rating75% 3.7535353.7535353.7535353.7535353.753535
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants focuses on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants and its immersion into global popular culture. The film documents the show's early inspirations, and its origins. Among the millions of fans are celebrities such as LeBron James and Ricky Gervais, who express their insights for the show and its title character, SpongeBob. It also features the series' impact on the US President Barack Obama, the inmates of San Quentin State Prison, and children around the world.
Madagascar
Madagascar (2005)
, 1h26
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Rico (voice) (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.4496753.4496753.4496753.4496753.449675
At the Central Park Zoo, Marty the zebra is celebrating his tenth birthday, but longs to see the rest of the world from outside his pampered life at the zoo, believing that he can find wide-open spaces to run around in, like in Connecticut. Marty's best friend, Alex the lion, attempts to cheer up his friend by singing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" with him. Still unsatisfied, Marty gets some tips from the zoo's penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private. The penguins are similarly trying to escape the zoo. Marty's friends — Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippopotamus — realize Marty's folly and try to follow him. The four, along with the penguins and the chimpanzees Mason and his silent friend Phil, eventually find themselves at Grand Central Station, but are quickly sedated by tranquilizer darts when Alex's attempt to communicate with humans is mistaken for aggression. The zoo, under pressure from animal-rights activists, is forced to ship the animals, by sea, to a Kenyan wildlife preserve. During their travels, the penguins escape from their enclosure and take over the ship, intent on taking it to Antarctica. Their antics on the bridge cause the crates containing Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria to fall off the boat and wash ashore on Madagascar.

Director

The Road to El Dorado, 1h29
Directed by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Michael Paul, Éric Bergeron, David Silverman, Will Finn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, L'Or
Actors Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Rosie Perez, Jim Cummings
Rating69% 3.45533.45533.45533.45533.4553
In Spain 1519, two con artists, Tulio (Kevin Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branagh), win a map to the legendary City of Gold, El Dorado, in a rigged gambling match. After their con is discovered, the two evade capture while being chased by a bull and hide in barrels, which are shortly loaded onto one of the ships to be led by Hernán Cortés (Jim Cummings) to the New World. During the trip, they are caught as stowaways and imprisoned, but manage to break free and take a rowboat with the help of Cortés' horse, Altivo (Frank Welker).

Producer

Shrek the Third, 1h33
Directed by Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Roles Executive In Charge Of Production
Rating61% 3.052053.052053.052053.052053.05205
Prince Charming vows that he will become King of Far, Far Away and avenge the death of his mother, the Fairy Godmother. Meanwhile, King Harold is dying and his ogre son-in-law Shrek and daughter Princess Fiona are to succeed him. Shrek, who is having difficulty serving as Regent during the King's medical leave, insists that an ogre as king is a bad idea and that there must be someone else to rule the kingdom. Before dying, Harold tells Shrek of another heir: his nephew, Arthur Pendragon. Prince Charming goes to the Poison Apple tavern and persuades fairy tale villains to fight for their "happily ever after" by appealing to the defeats given in their stories.
Shark Tale
Shark Tale (2004)
, 1h30
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Éric Bergeron, Rob Letterman, Vicky Jenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese
Roles Executive Producer
Rating60% 3.0000053.0000053.0000053.0000053.000005
In Reef City, an underachieving bluestreak cleaner wrasse named Oscar fantasizes about being rich and famous while making his way to work as a tongue scrubber at the local Whale Wash, a job in which he is following in his father's footsteps. Soon after arriving he is called to the office of his boss, a pufferfish named Sykes, to discuss the fact that he owes "five thousand clams" and has to pay it back by the next day. After explaining this to his angelfish best friend Angie, she offers him a chance to pay back the money by pawning a pink pearl that was a gift from her grandmother. Oscar brings the money to the race track to meet Sykes, but becomes distracted by his dreams of grandeur. Upon hearing that the race is rigged, he places it all on a long-shot bet by the name of "Lucky Day". Such a million dollar bet is noticed nearby by a beautiful lionfish named Lola, who flagrantly seduces an excited Oscar, but Oscar is disappointed when she leaves upon learning that he is a whale washer. Sykes is furious that Oscar bet the money but nonetheless agrees to see how the race turns out. Moments before their betted "horse" crosses the finish line, he trips and falls on the line.
Shrek 2
Shrek 2 (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Roles Executive Producer
Rating72% 3.6488153.6488153.6488153.6488153.648815
Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find they have been invited by Fiona's parents to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage, an event Shrek is reluctant to participate in. Fiona talks him into it, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are surprised to see their daughter as an ogre, with Harold particularly upset. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument over how Shrek and Fiona will raise their family, and Fiona, disgusted at Shrek's behavior, locks herself away in her room that evening. Shrek worries that he has lost his true love, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming.
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, 12minutes
Directed by Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.142713.142713.142713.142713.14271
Shrek et Fiona se préparent pour leur lune de miel. Mais alors que Shrek cherche un raccourci pour arriver plus vite à leur coin de paradis, Fiona est enlevée par Thelonius, envoyé par le spectre de Lord Farquaad. En effet, celui-ci, qui en veut toujours à l'ogre de lui avoir "dérobé" sa princesse, compte la précipiter du haut d'une chute d'eau pour la tuer et l'épouser en enfer...
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, 1h26
Directed by Tim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Adriano Giannini
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.352813.352813.352813.352813.35281
Sinbad and his pirate crew attempt to steal the magical "Book of Peace" while it travels to Syracuse, Sicily, protected by Proteus. Proteus was once Sinbad's best friend as a child and he tells him if it ever meant anything he can prove it. Sinbad tries to steal the book anyway, but is prevented when Cetus attacks the ship. The two work together to fight off Cetus and for a moment reaffirm their bond. Just when it seems the beast is defeated, Sinbad is dragged off the ship. Proteus goes to save Sinbad, but he is stopped by his crew.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 1h24
Directed by Kelly Asbury
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Adventure, Animation, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Cromwell, Matt Damon, Richard McGonagle, Charles Napier, Zahn McClarnon, Michael Horse
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.5644653.5644653.5644653.5644653.564465
The film starts with a brief introduction in the 19th-century American West featuring a bald eagle gliding over the homeland of the mustangs, showing several western US National Parks. There is then a scene showing the birth of a dun Kiger Mustang, Spirit. Spirit soon grows into a stallion, and assumes the role of leader of the herd, whose duty it is to keep the herd safe, demonstrated when he saves two foals from a mountain lion. Spirit is a courageous leader, but has great curiosity. Spotting a strange light one night not far from his herd, the stallion is unable to control his curiosity and moves towards it. To Spirit's surprise, he finds restrained, docile horses, and two-legs (possibly wranglers) sleeping around a campfire. They wake up, and seeing him as a magnificent specimen, chase and capture him, then drag him to a US cavalry post.
Shrek
Shrek (2001)
, 1h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Conrad Vernon
Roles Producer
Rating78% 3.947893.947893.947893.947893.94789
Shrek, a green ogre who loves the solitude in his swamp, finds his life interrupted when many fairytale characters are exiled there by order of the fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad. Shrek tells them that he will go ask Farquaad to send them back. He brings along a talking Donkey who is the only fairytale creature who knows the way to Duloc.
Joseph: King of Dreams, 1h15
Directed by Rob LaDuca
Origin USA
Genres Historical, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about Islam, Children's films
Actors Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, James Eckhouse, David Campbell, Richard McGonagle, Richard Herd
Roles Executive producer
Rating65% 3.2550353.2550353.2550353.2550353.255035
Joseph is the youngest of Jacob's eleven sons and a favorite of his father's; thus inciting the brothers' jealousy when Joseph grows conceited and arrogant when constantly pampered by his parents. When he receives a beautiful coat from his father, his brothers fear that he may become the clan's leader upon their father's death. One evening, Joseph dreams that the sheep his brothers are tending are attacked by wolves. Later, a wolf pack attacks the flock and Joseph is nearly killed until Jacob saves him. Jacob becomes furious that Joseph was abandoned by his brothers, and amazed that Joseph's dream came true. Judah, the eldest of the brothers and their leader, merely dismisses this. The next night, Joseph dreams that his brothers each carry sheaves of wheat that bow to Joseph's gigantic sheaf, and that he is a brilliant star surrounded by ten smaller stars and the sun and the moon; and Jacob predicts that Joseph shall supersede his brothers. The latter retreat to a cave and determine to do away with Joseph. Joseph overhears this, and the brothers tear his cloak and hurl him into a pit until nightfall. When withdrawn, Joseph is sold to desert slave traders, and thence into Egypt, while his brothers tell their father that he was killed by wolves.