Los Angeles Business Journal

Obama Visits DreamWorks Animation

By Business Journal Staff Tuesday, November 26, 2013

President Barack Obama visited the campus of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in Glendale on Tuesday, getting a first-hand look at how the studio makes its feature films.

The president was escorted around the studio by DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, a major donor to Obama’s campaigns.

Obama watched the filming of a scene for “How to Train Your Dragon 2” using motion capture technology, and the recording of lines for the upcoming film “Home” by comedian and actor Steve Martin and actor Jim Parsons.

Following the tour, Obama gave a speech about the economy to a crowd of nearly 2,000 DreamWorks Animation employees and invited guests.

Among those in attendance were Kevin Tsujihara, chief executive at Warner Bros. Entertainment in Burbank; Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger; Alan Horn, chairman at Walt Disney Studios; and Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks.