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‘Shrek’ Producer Aron Warner Named President Of Animation At Reel FX

‘Shrek’ Producer Aron Warner Named President Of Animation At Reel FX‘Shrek’ Producer Aron Warner Named President Of Animation At Reel FX

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek The Third producer Aron Warner will head a growing slate of original animated features as newly anointed President of Animation at Reel FX. Warner first segued into animation in 1998 as a producer on Antz after overseeing films like Independence Day, True Lies, and Titanic as VP Production at Fox. He’ll hit the ground running as the design, VFX, animation, and live-action studio aims to ramp up its original animation slate, which includes a lineup of features already in the works.

As part of his duties, Warner will oversee the CG animated adaptation of Dark Horse Comics’ Beasts Of Burden, a deal inked two years ago through Warner and Andrew Adamson‘s Strange Weather shingle. The pair last month partnered with Reel FX on the live-action young-adult novel Monument 14, which Brad Peyton will adapt and direct for Reel FX and Strange Weather. Warner most recently produced Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away with Reel FX and Adamson, who directed.

Focusing on mid-range budgeted animated fare with wide appeal, the Dallas- and Santa Monica-based Reel FX has a pair of additional name-fronted animated projects coming up including the Guillermo del Toro-produced Day of the Dead-themed Book Of Life (to be released by Fox Animation on October 10, 2014) and the Jimmy Hayward-directed Turkeys (coming November 14th, 2014 via Relativity Media).

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