37 Entertainment to Oriental Dreamworks

This is the China Studio which I mentioned during my talk. The founder was previously working at Lucasfilm Singapore. After he left Lucasfilm Singapore, he went back to Shanghai to setup his own company. When I first met him in Cannes, he only has 4 employees. Now his company has been acquired by Dreamworks and it has become part of Oriental Dreamworks.

Hope his story inspire and motivates you.


On February 17, 2012, DreamWorks Animation announced a joint venture with China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Alliance Investment to build a Shanghai based family entertainment company named Shanghai Oriental DreamWorks Film & Television Technology Co., Ltd. or Oriental DreamWorks for short. The new venture is expected to develop and produce original Chinese animated and live action content for distribution within China and worldwide. The company will also produce live entertainment content, theme parks, games and consumer products. Oriental DreamWorks, owned 45% by DWA and 55% by the Chinese partners, launched on August 6, 2012, with the cash and intellectual capital worth of $350 million. To produce animated films, 37 Entertainment, a Chinese animation studio with 175 employees, which had already worked on some of DWA’s television productions, has been acquired

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