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Jeffrey Katzenberg (/ ˈ k æ t s ən ˌ b ɜːr ɡ /; born December 21, 1950) is an American film producer and media proprietor. He became well known for his tenure as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994.
Jeffrey Katzenberg was born on 21 December 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and Just Like Heaven (2005). He has been married to Marilyn Katzenberg since 1975. They have two children.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, (born December 21, 1950, New York, New York, U.S.), American entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in transforming the Walt Disney Company into a multibillion-dollar empire and who, along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and music mogul David Geffen, founded the film studio DreamWorks SKG.
Jeffrey Katzenberg began his career at Paramount Pictures and came to public prominence in the 1980s as a young executive who helped to save the flagging Walt Disney Studios. In 1994 he left Disney to become a founding partner, with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen , of Dreamworks SKG, one of the world's most technologically advanced and ...
Tin Toy gained Disney's attention, and the new team at The Walt Disney Company, CEO Michael Eisner and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg in the film division, sought to get Lasseter to come back. Lasseter, grateful for Jobs' faith in him, felt compelled to stay with Pixar, telling co-founder Ed Catmull , "I can go to Disney and be a director, or I ...
Spielberg became a household name directing movies like 'Jaws' and 'Jurassic Park.'. In 1994, he cofounded DreamWorks studios with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. Today, a slice of the cash ...
After Beauty and the Beast (1991) was unprecedentedly nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards, then-studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg opted to produce another animated romance film in the hopes of achieving a similar feat.
When Jeffrey Katzenberg was replaced by Joe Roth as Walt Disney Studios chairman, Roth organized a public apology to Williams. Williams would, in turn, reprise the role in the second sequel, Aladdin and the King of Thieves , in 1996.
Spielberg co-founded the production company DreamWorks SKG with Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former chairman of Walt Disney Studios, and billionaire David Geffen, a year later.
After realizing at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival how much viewers enjoyed Puss's character, Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, began considering "the idea of possibly continuing with the character in the Shrek series" and creating a film with Puss as the protagonist.