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DreamWorks Animation CEO Thanks Elon Musk After His Tesla Model S Saved His Life

If we were to tell you the full name of DreamWorks Animation’s CEO, it probably wouldn’t ring a bell. But what if we told you that as a founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg has overseen the production of successful animated franchises such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How To Train Your Dragon?
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Katzenberg is not just one of the big shots in Hollywood but he is also a big political voice in showbiz. Believe it or not, when he says something many will listen. So when he thanked Elon Musk for making such an excellent car, one that saved his life, it must have meant a lot for Tesla Motors' CEO.

The South-African-born inventor had an immediate response, as he took to Twitter to say the following: “Compliment from Jeffrey is much appreciated, but the people of Tesla deserve all the credit.” Now that seems like the down to earth reaction one would expect, but there’s more to this story than that.

You see, DreamWorks’ CEO call comes days after pictures of a wrecked Tesla Model S went viral online. As we were telling you the other day, even though the EV looked quite shattered after the accident - a tree fell on top of the car after a landslide crash - the mother and daughter who were inside reportedly survived it.

And if you add these two stories on top of the recently revealed Autopilot software update, it sounds much like Tesla Motors is going through some golden marketing days lately. Sure, the Autopilot thing was equally used by ignorant drivers who eventually went through near-crash experiences, but it still is a hell of an enhancement.

About the Hollywood producer’s accident again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeffrey Katzenberg was involved in a car crash in Beverly Hills on October 19, which left him with surgery-impending wounds on his right hand.

DreamWorks Animation CEO made his first public appearance following the accident on October 23 at GLSEN’s Respect Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, less than 24 hours after being released from the hospital. “Thank You, Elon Musk - you saved my life,” Katzenberg told the source.


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