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Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg is a principal partner in DreamWorks SKG, the multi-faceted entertainment company he co-founded with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in October 1994.

Katzenberg most recently produced DreamWorks' traditionally animated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. He had previously produced the computer-animated blockbuster Shrek, which won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Shrek was also one of the top-grossing films of the year, and is the second-highest grossing animated feature of all time. The film's many additional honors include Best Animated Film Awards from a number of critics organizations, including the Broadcast Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics, as well as Golden Globe and Producers Guild Award nominations.

Katzenberg had earlier served as an executive producer on DreamWorks' clay-animated hit Chicken Run, which was named the best-reviewed movie of 2000, in addition to winning awards for Best Animated Feature from several critics groups. He was also an executive producer on the animated epic The Prince of Egypt, which won an Oscar for Best Original Song (When You Believe), and on The Road to El Dorado.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jeffrey Katzenberg Facts

BirthdayDecember 21, 1950 (72)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Shark Tale
The Prince of Egypt
Chicken Run
Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado by Kevin Kline
Spirit:Stallion/Road to El Dorado
Charlie Rose
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