DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing Shrek the Musical on Blu-ray and DVD on October 15, 2013 and in support of the release they’re going to be donating $50,000 to help music and arts programs in schools. Working with the National Association for Music Education, DreamWorks and Fox Home Entertainment will be setting up five $10,000 grants.
The winners of the grants will be announced on November 4, 2013, with schools invited to submit their music programs for consideration at www.ShrekDay.com. The deadline is October 31, 2013 and the winners will be determined via a random drawing.
“Music is an essential part of every student’s educational experience; it teaches cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and communication. It is important to support school music programs so children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of music study,” stated Michael A. Butera, executive director, National Association for Music Education and Give a Note Foundation. “Shrek the Musical tells a story of love, friendship and finding your true self. The fact that the story is enhanced by music demonstrates the true power of musical expression. We’re very grateful to DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for their support and generosity.”
“We are proud that our live theater experience can give back to the educational community through this grant program,” added Bill Damaschke, Chief Creative Officer at DreamWorks Animation. “Full of high energy and fun, Shrek The Musical is a great introduction for kids to experience the magic of live theatre. The Shrek franchise continues to entertain audiences in a number of different ways.”
Source: DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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