DreamWorks Studios was founded in 1994 by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. In 1999, 2000 and 2001, DreamWorks won three consecutive Academy Awards for Best Picture for American Beauty, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, and its animated movies have also been major successes, including Antz (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Chicken Run (2000), Shrek (2001), and Shrek 2 (2004). DreamWorks Animation was spun off in 2004.