Big Idea Productions has expanded its animation production division with the addition of Dan Philips as veep of production and Ameake Owens as producer.

Philips will oversee production for the company. Philips was most recently at DreamWorks as digital supervisor for “The Road to El Dorado.”

Ameake Owens will produce the company’s first full-length feature film “Jonah — A VeggieTales Movie,” scheduled for a summer 2002 release. She joined Big Idea from DreamWorks Feature Animation, where she was the production supervisor for “Sinbad” and “The Road to El Dorado.”

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