Bonnie Arnold
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Bonnie Arnold



The DreamWorks Animation president, recently elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors, is the latest in a line of women to shepherd features at the studio. She was producer on the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise and will continue in that role, with Brad Lewis, for the 2019 installment “The Hidden World.” She’s also developing DWA’s “The Wizards of Once,” based on another series by “HTTYD” creator Cressida Cowell. Arnold’s experience in animation dates back to Pixar’s first feature, the game-changing “Toy Story,” on which she served as producer. She got her break working on the Kevin Costner starrer “Revenge” and went on to associate produce “Dances with Wolves.” Her last live-action project was 2009’s “The Last Station.”


  • DreamWorks Animation SKG
  • Pixar Animation Studios


  • University of Georgia (GA, USA)
  • Boston University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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DreamWorks Animation Names Bonnie Arnold, Mireille Soria Co-Presidents of Feature Animation

DreamWorks Animation Names Bonnie Arnold, Mireille Soria Co-Presidents of Feature Animation

After a string of disappointing releases at the box office, DreamWorks Animation has named Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria co-presidents of feature animation, the toon studio announced Sunday.Bill Damaschke will step down as chief creative officer, as part of the move.Arnold and Soria were the lead producers behind the "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Madagascar" fanchises. At the moment, those are two of DWA's most reliable moneymakers, after being forced to take writedowns on the poor performance of its...


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