When the dream sours


For hedge funds seeking star-studded returns in Hollywood, DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA) must have looked like the best ticket around. Little did anyone know how soon it would turn into an investor's horror show, dropping a stunning 30% in a few weeks in May and June.

Run by media moguls Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks came out of the gate via a $933 million initial public offering last October, followed by a monster hit called Shrek 2 that helped push its stock price from $28 per share to about $43 within its