Obama head­ing West, will visit DreamWorks

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

GLEN­DALE | Pres­i­dent Obama will visit the home of “Shrek” next week to de­liver re­marks on the econ­omy.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the pres­i­dent will stop Tues­day at DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion in Glen­dale, just north of Los An­ge­les. Mr. Earnest won’t pro­vide de­tails but he says the U.S. movie and TV in­dus­try is cre­at­ing thou­sands of jobs around the coun­try.

The stu­dio’s an­i­mated hits in­clude “Shrek,” “Mada­gas­car,” “Kung Fu Panda” and their se­quels.

DreamWorks CEO Jef­frey Katzen­berg is a big sup­porter of Mr. Obama and Demo­cratic Party causes. Last year, he gave $2 mil­lion to the group sup­port­ing Mr. Obama’s re-elec­tion. Dur­ing an Au­gust trip to Cal­i­for­nia, the pres­i­dent and Mr. Katzen­berg dined in Mr. Obama’s Los An­ge­les ho­tel room.

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