Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria have been named co-presidents of feature animation at the studio, replacing chief creative officer Bill Damaschke.
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.
“Mireille and Bonnie are two of the most accomplished and prolific filmmakers working in feature animation today,” said DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
“I am confident in their ability to marshall the extensive creative resources available at our studio and lead DreamWorks’s vast ranks of artists and filmmakers as they produce the highest quality entertainment.”
“As two of our most successful producers, Bonnie and Mireille bring substantial expertise to this new and well deserved leadership role at the studio,” said DreamWorks Animation president Ann Daly.
“Having worked alongside them both for many years at DreamWorks, I am thrilled that these established industry veterans will be providing creative oversight to our entire film slate.”
“Great storytelling is the heart of DreamWorks Animation, and we are honored and excited to help shape the movies that will entertain audiences around the world,” said Arnold and Soria in a joint statement. “DreamWorks has long been our home, and we can’t wait to begin working with all of the studio’s outstanding filmmakers and artists.”
Arnold is a 12-year veteran at DreamWorks Animation and currently oversees the How To Train Your Dragon franchise.
Soria has been at the studio for 15 years and oversees the Madagascar franchise.