The former chief creative officer of Dreamworks Animation will help start up Skydance’s new animation division.
DreamWorks announced this afternoon that veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, the respective lead producers of the studio’s “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Madagascar” franchises, will oversee creative development and production for DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical releases.
“DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition” opened last month at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Clearly inspired by “Pixar: 20 Years of Animation,” which was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York back in 2005, the DreamWorks show includes over 400 items, and covers the studio’s twenty-year history right up to the present—there are displays about “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which will be released next month. It is the largest exhibition in the twelve-year history of the ACMI.