China's CMC Takes Full Ownership of NBCUniversal's Oriental DreamWorks | Hollywood Reporter Universal is out of Oriental DreamWorks now, they've sold their 45% stake to the majority partner CMC. This means that Everest will be the only remaining movie that they collaborate on, set for release next year. It's a sensible move given that Universal is focused on releasing 2 DreamWorks and 2 Illumination movies a year starting in 2019. They already have enough animation output to not need the Chinese joint venture. This also might be bad news for Laika in the future; not sure if the FF-Laika deal is renewed.