Anytime you can talk to the head of a studio you’re going to get a good interview. That’s because while the actors might be the ones that land on magazine covers, the heads of the studios make all the big decisions. So when I got the opportunity to talk with Jeffrey Katzenberg – the head of DreamWorks Animation – last night at the 2009 Saturn Awards, I asked the big question….has he seen any footage from James Cameron’s “Avatar” and what did he think!
After all, Mr. Katzenberg has been one of the industry’s leading proponents of the 3-D revolution and I figure if it’s 3-D, he’ll know about it. Thankfully, he was more than happy to talk about his thoughts and it just makes me more and more excited for the end of the year.
Finally, for fans of DreamWorks animation, he told us what the studio is up to and he said we’d get the first trailer for “Shrek Forever After” (“Shrek 4”) this November. Take a look at the interview after the jump:
- I ask what he thinks about the AVATAR footage he’s seen. Says “what the Wizard of Oz did for color, Avatar will do for 3-D.”
- Monster vs. Aliens sequel?
- Says the first trailer for Shrek 4 (Shrek Forever After) will be released in November
and make sure to check the Collider front page for ton’s of other red carpet video interviews from the 2009 Saturn Awards