Dreamworks, Previews and a Pokedex upgrade highlight this week’s downloads

No huge downloadable games this week, unless you’re a big fan of Minesweeper, Side Pocket, or House. For non-game applications and 3D videos, however, there are three noteworthy new arrivals:

Dreamworks Animation recently signed a deal with Nintendo to bring 3D short films to 3DS, and this week kicks things off with The Pig Who Cried Werewolf, based on characters from the Shrek franchise. It’s a cute, creepy and beautifully produced tale, sharply directed by Gary Trousdale (Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis, Cranium Command) and well worth a look.

Even Poke-haters can appreciate how well Pokedex 3D shows off the system’s capabilities. The free app’s new update installs some minor but welcome features to add more flexiblity to the AR and playback functions.

Finally, you should definitely check out this week’s episode of Nintendo Show 3D. Hosted by Jessie Cantrell (who’s doing a fantastic job with the role), this bi-weekly feature provides a pleasant, informative look at upcoming games, allowing you to see them exactly as they’ll appear on your 3DS should you choose to purchase. The latest installment gives you a great look at Tetris Axis, Fifa 12 and the full opening cinema from Super Mario 3D Land.

That’s a nice little chunk of free entertainment. Perhaps we’ll get better games to download next week, but in the meantime I’m particularly happy to see Dreamworks on Nintendo Video. I’m hoping this is a step toward finally getting How To Train Your Dragon in 3D on a cartridge…