Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Taps Animation Visionary Bill Damaschke to Lead Its Newly Rebranded Fea
Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group (WBMPG) has tapped trailblazing animation veteran Bill Damaschke to lead its feature animation operations as President of the newly rebranded Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, it was announced today by Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy, Co-Chairs & CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group. He will be based at the Studio's worldwide headquarters in Burbank, California, reporting directly to De Luca and Abdy.
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WARNER BROS. PICTURES ANIMATION President Bill Damaschke (Photo: Business Wire)
A seminal force in the industry, Damaschke comes to Warner Bros. as a groundbreaking and widely respected animation leader, most recently at Skydance Media and throughout his two decades at DreamWorks Animation, where he spearheaded a string of successful franchise features, including the Oscar-nominated "Kung Fu Panda" and "How to Train Your Dragon."
In his new role as President of Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, Damaschke will work closely with De Luca and Abdy to forge a new strategic path and creative direction for feature animation that will align with and strengthen their overall vision for WBMPG and broaden cross-divisional opportunities to develop integrated creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms. With oversight encompassing all aspects of development and production for the feature animation division, Damaschke will also collaborate with De Luca and Abdy, along with Warner Bros.' world-class animation teams and artists and creators from around the world, to deliver a dynamic slate of compelling original and IP-based animated features for a global audience.