In 2000, DreamWorks SKG created a new business division, DreamWorks Animation, that would regularly produce both types of animated feature films.
The traditionally animated feature films were produced by the division's Southern California branch. DreamWorks SKG acquired majority interest (90%) in PDI, reforming it into PDI/DreamWorks, the Northern California branch of its new business division.
The business division separated from its parent in 2004, forming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and purchasing the remaining interest in PDI as well as its subsidiary PDI, LLC.
Note: The initials "SKG" stand for the company's co-founders, Steven Spielberg (movie director and founder of Amblin Entertainment), Jeffrey Katzenberg (former head of The Walt Disney Company's film studios), and David Geffen (founder of Geffen Records).
Traditional (2D) Animated Films
l The Prince of Egypt (1998)
l Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) (Direct to video)
l The Road to El Dorado (2000)
l Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
l Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
CG Animated Films
l Shrek 2 (2004)
l Shark Tale (2004)
l Father of the Pride (television series) (2004-2005)
l Madagascar (2005)
l The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005) (short)
l Over the Hedge (in production)
l Flushed Away (co production with Aardman Features)
l Shrek 3 (in production)
l Bee Movie (in production)
l Madagascar 2 (in production)
II. Pixar Animation Studios 皮克斯动画工作室
三维电脑动画领域的领头羊——皮克斯（PIXAR）动画工作室，其总部位于加州的Emeryville，其前身是大导演乔治·卢卡斯组建的一个电脑特效分部。1986年，史蒂夫·乔布斯（Steve Jobs）以1000万美元买下它。从1984-2004年以来，二十年间陆续发行了六部影片，每一部都是巨型炸弹。那是在好莱坞历史无人打破的票房历史纪录。近年来凭借《玩具总动员》（Toy Story）、《海底总动员》（Finding Nemo）、《超人总动员》（The Incredibles）等著名3D动画影片获得了大量殊荣与财富。
Pixar Animation Studios is an award-winning computer generated imagery (CGI) animation firm based in Emeryville, California (USA).
Pixar is a digital animation studio with the creative, technical and production capabilities to create computer-animated feature films and related products. As of January 1, 2005, the Company had created and produced six full-length, computer-animated feature films, which were marketed and distributed by The Walt Disney Company. Pixar's animated feature films include Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. The Company markets and licenses its RenderMan software to other visual effects studios. Feature film revenue and related products represented 95% of the Company's revenue for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2005 (fiscal 2004). In August 2004, the Company announced a multi-property publishing agreement with THQ, Inc., in which Pixar granted THQ the interactive rights to four future Pixar computer-animated feature films.
Though best known for its production of computer-animated feature films, Pixar also develops and markets high-end 3D computer graphics technology. Most notably, Pixar is the developer of the industry-standard rendering software RenderMan, which is used to generate high-quality, photorealistic images.