Warner Bros. Pictures Animation Names Shane Prigmore Senior Creative Advisor

Warner Bros. Pictures Animation has tapped Shane Prigmore to serve as Senior Creative Advisor for the newly relaunched film unit, it was announced today by Bill Damaschke, President of Warner Bros. Pictures Animation.

In addition to advising on creative development for WBPA’s ambitious production slate, Prigmore will also direct a film for the unit. He will be based at the Studio’s worldwide headquarters in Burbank, reporting directly to Damaschke.

A veteran of Skydance Animation, Walt Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, and LAIKA, the Annie Award winner returns to Warner Bros. more than two decades after the Company gave him his start on the seminal animated classic “The Iron Giant.”

Prigmore’s announcement comes just as Damaschke has outlined an ambitious strategy for the newly relaunched features animation division to energize its legacy IP and develop partnerships with artists and creators worldwide to foster a slate of original storytelling resonant with global audiences of all ages.

Prigmore has been a respected animator, designer, storyteller and creative leader in the animation and entertainment industry for 28 years.  At Skydance Animation, he served as SVP, Development, guiding the creation of major feature film and series projects set for future release. As VP, Creative at Walt Disney Television Animation, Prigmore spearheaded the development of animated content across multiple platforms, including the critically acclaimed “DuckTales,” “Amphibia,” “The Owl House” and Marvel’s “Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur.”

Prigmore is a two-time Annie Award winner for his work on LAIKA’s stop-motion feature “Coraline” and DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods.” He has contributed to the creation of such revered feature films as “The Iron Giant,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” “The Boxtrolls” and “The LEGO® Movie” and beloved series including “The Proud Family,” “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” and “Tangled: The Series.

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