Invoice Damaschke in Talks to Head Warner Animation Group

Invoice Damaschke, a veteran animation govt who has held prime positions at DreamWorks Animation and Skydance Animation, is reportedly in closing talks to develop into the brand new head of Warner Animation Group because the studio appears to be like to recuperate from the slings and arrows of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. He’s anticipated to report back to Warner Bros. Photos movie heads Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy, however his title just isn’t but recognized.

Damaschke joined DreamWorks Animation in its early days in 1995, climbing to the rank of COO and shepherding the studio by means of the productions of hit CG animated options together with Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, The right way to Practice Your Dragon and The Croods, in addition to the extension into reside productions like Shrek the Musical.

After some 20 years at DWA, he briefly headed the newly shaped Skydance Animation in 2017 earlier than transferring to Broadway, the place he produced multi-Tony-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical and The Promenade.

Warner Animation Group launched with the essential and box-office hit The LEGO Film in 2014, which was adopted by a number of sequels by means of 2017, when the studio’s partnership with the toy model ended with The LEGO Ninjago Film. Most not too long ago, WAG launched the fully-animated DC League of Tremendous-Pets The label has additionally delivered hybrid flicks Tom & Jerry and House Jam: A New Legacy.

Having shelved its Scoob! sequel Scoob! Vacation Hang-out , WAG’s manufacturing slate consists of Oz journey Toto, due in 2024, and hybrid Looney Tunes function Coyote vs. Acme, starring John Cena and Will Forte. The studio has had a vacant helm since EVP Allison Abbate left final summer season amid the post-merger turbulence.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]