DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S SHREK THE MUSICAL
AWARDS OGRE-SIZED GRANTS TO MUSIC AND
ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Shrek and Broadway fans alike made their voices heard by voting online to help select the winning schools
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 14, 2013) – Five public schools across the country will “Do the Roar” when the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announce the recipients of the $10,000 grants to help save at-risk music and arts programs. In celebration of bringing the theater experience home for families to enjoy like never before, DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox have found a partner in NAfME in an effort to keep arts programs alive.
The five schools to be awarded grants include Celia Cruz High School in New York, Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Staunton River High School in Moneta, VA and two schools from the Los Angeles area: Baldwin Hills Elementary and Playa Vista Elementary.
In celebration of the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Tony Award winning production of Shrek The Musical, during the month of October, students and teachers across the country were encouraged to visit www.ShrekDay.com and enter for a chance to receive a grant for their school’s music and arts program. Once a school was submitted, friends and family could vote online for their school to win the $10,000 grant. Students conducted massive grassroots efforts to encourage voting for their school, reaching out to their families, friends and communities to participate.
Fans were also encouraged to vote for their favorite Shrek The Musical character poster including Shrek and Donkey with Fiona winning the fan favorite vote! For more information and to view the winning character poster, visit www.ShrekDay.com.
The Shrek The Musical Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD™ is now available and perfect for holiday gift giving.
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 27 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
About The National Association for Music Education
National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 70,000 members, the organization is the voice of music education in the United States. In 2011, NAfME established the Give a Note Foundation to bring together business leaders and everyone who cares about music education to work to establish and grow music education programs for underserved students across the United States.
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