They have released a total of twenty-eight feature films, including the franchises of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. As of June 2013, its feature films have made $11 billion worldwide, with its $430 million average gross surpassing all other studios besides Pixar ($607 million). Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, and fourteen of the films are among the 50 highest-grossing animated films, with Shrek 2 being the sixth all-time highest. Even though the studio also made traditionally-animated films earlier, as well as a co-production with Aardman Animations, all of their films now use computer-animation. The studio has so far received two Academy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award along with numerous Annie & Emmy Awards; as well as multiple Golden Globe & BAFTA nominations. In recent years the animation studio has acquired and created new divisions in an effort to diversify beyond the high-risk movie business.
In 2016, DreamWorks Animation was sold to NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion USD, and DWA's CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg instead became chairman of DreamWorks New Media.