Animated penguins were a hit in DreamWorks Animation's
But the move doesn't cement Time Warner as a computer-animation heavy alongside the ranks of DreamWorks Animation and Disney's
It should also be pointed out that Happy Feet wouldn't have lapped the $100 million mark yet if it wasn't for its screened presence on 79 different IMAX
However, whether it's emperor penguins looking to weather the elements or an eclectic collection of prehistoric characters trying to hold off extinction, there seems to be a correlation between icy settings and family-pleasing hits.
Well, let's clarify that snowy setting as "inked." Live-action films that no doubt hoped to own the holidays, like Fox's Deck the Halls and Disney's The Santa Clause 3, are off to disappointing starts. Neither is trending towards a nine-figure domestic showing. Next time? Add more penguins.
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