GLENDALE, CA – DreamWorks Animation has appointed two veteran producers, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, as co-presidents of feature animation.
In their new roles, Arnold and Soria, respectively the lead producers behind the studio's How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar franchises, will oversee creative development and production for DreamWorks Animation's theatrical releases. Between them, they have produced eight films at DreamWorks that have grossed more than $3.5 billion globally. As part of this transition, chief creative officer Bill Damaschke will step down from his position.
Arnold is a 12-year veteran at DreamWorks Animation with 31 years of filmmaking experience. She currently oversees DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon film franchise, the first two installments of which have grossed more than $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Soria also has 31 years of production leadership experience, including 15 at DreamWorks Animation, where has overseen the successful Madagascar franchise, including three films that collectively have grossed nearly $1.9 billion at the worldwide box office.