Obama Bundler Jeffrey Katzenberg Shipped DreamWorks Animation Jobs to India

Obama Bundler Jeffrey Katzenberg Shipped DreamWorks Animation Jobs to India

The left wants to point fingers at Romney as an outsourcing pioneer when, in fact, their own side is just as guilty of the practice. Let’s look at DreamWorks Animation CEO and Obama bundler Jeffrey Katzenberg. When Katzenberg had a $125 million flop, he changed direction:

After DreamWorks Animation suffered a $125 million loss on the tradionally-animated Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, the studio switched to all computer-generated animation.  Since then, DreamWorks’ animated films have consistently been successful.

That change included outsourcing all of the animation jobs overseas to India. I guess they didn’t have enough talent in the USA to haul halfway around the world to Bangalore, India:

Paprikaas, which formed a partnership with DreamWorks Animation, of Glendale, Calif., last year, is in the animated business, performing tasks like character modeling, set design, animation, and color correction on TV shows, video games, and movies for client studios worldwide.  Founded in 2001, the company has done work for high-profile clients, including Nickelodeon, Sony Computer Entertainment, Mircrosoft, and Electronic Arts.  

Wow! That’s a lot of outsourcing! It must be the trend, because Disney’s Pixar Studios outsources its animation work to the Philippines:

Pixar, the American film studio that outsourced this work to the Philippines, is just one of many global companies to have taken advantage of the island nation’s thriving business process outsourcing (BPO) industry–contracting out work related to back office operations for cost savings. 


It is also a key generator of new jobs in the Philippines, creating work for more than 638,000 employees in 2012. That figure is estimated to grow to 1.3 million by 2016, according to the Business Processing Association of the Philippines. Most of these jobs are currently located in Manila, but an estimated 150,000 jobs are located in other so-called “next wave cities” such as Cebu. [emphasis added]

All these jobs created overseas–and lots by by huge Democrat donors, their companies, and partnerships. Wonder what the Animation Guild union has to say about this?