Set up in 1997, their releases were originally distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment until 2005. After the acquisition of DreamWorks by Viacom in February 2006, the distribution rights were shifted to Paramount Home Entertainment for a while. But since the studio's split from Paramount in 2008 and the distribution agreement with Walt Disney Studios through Touchstone Pictures in 2009, DVD and Blu-ray releases of their newer films are distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment through Touchstone Home Entertainment; however, distribution of DreamWorks' older library still resides with Paramount. These are the warning screens used by the company.
This warning screen is the same as the Universal Studios Home Entertainment warning screen from 1988-2005.
As seen on VHS tapes and DVD's, such as Mouse Hunt (1997), Paulie (1998), Antz (1998), Small Soldiers (1998), In Dreams (1999), American Beauty (1999), Forces of Nature (1999), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Almost Famous (2000), Road Trip (2000), Chicken Run (2000), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Joseph: King of Dreams (2000), Galaxy Quest (1999), Gladiator (2000), Shrek (2001), Evolution (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Taken (2002; Mini-Series), Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003), What Lies Beneath (2000), Shark Tale (2004), Shrek 2 (2004), The Terminal (2004) and others.
This warning screen is the same as MGM Home Entertainment warning screen, but the word "WARNING" has underlined, and the details, which say: "LICENSED FOR PRIVATE HOME EXHIBITION ONLY", are omitted. There are two versions, first one on early DreamWorks DVDs that used this warning had a different font for "WARNING", while later releases in late 2000 or so had the "WARNING" text in Arial.
As seen from The Haunting (1999) on VHS and DVD, and on others too like Chicken Run, Shrek, Just Like Heaven, Catch Me If You Can, and The Terminal to name a few.
The warning is completely original, which has the details "WARNING" and standard warning text below on a blue gradient background.
As seen from Amistad (1997) on VHS.
The warning screen is the same as the Universal Studios Home Entertainment warning screen from 2005.
Seen on VHS tapes and DVDs, such as Madagascar (2005) and Just Like Heaven (2005).
This warning screen is the same as Paramount Home Entertainment warning screen from 2002.
As seen on VHS tapes, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, such as Flushed Away (2006), Transformers (2007), Shrek the Third (2007), War of the Worlds (2005; DreamWorks version), Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), The Ruins (2008), Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa (2008), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Paranormal Activity (2009), Shrek Forever After (aka Shrek: The Final Chapter) (2010), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Madagascar (2005) and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). and others.
This FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Screen is the same as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment warning screen from 2005.
As seen on DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, such as The Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Fright Night (2011), Lincoln (2012), War Horse (2011), Real Steel (2011), Home (2015), and others.
International Warning Screens
See CIC Video Warning Screen for details.
See PolyGram Video Warning Screen for details.
See Universal Studios Home Entertainment Warning Screen for details.
See Paramount Home Entertainment Warning Screen for details.