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YouTube to make feature films

Media | 04/28/2015 4:23 pm EDT

Google Inc.'s YouTube said Tuesday that it will be partnering with a division of DreamWorks Animation LLC to make feature films in the coming years. It said in a blog post that it will work with DreamWorks' AwesomenessTV to "release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and developed and produced by AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins." Robbins is CEO of AwesomenessTV and has a vast portfolio of films and TV shows that he's directed or produced since the 1980s. YouTube also said in its blog that it has struck a partnership with four other of its "top creators" — Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and Smosh — to bring in more original content....