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Netflix Taps Former DWA Executive Bruce Daitch as VP of Animation (Exclusive)

Netflix Taps Former DWA Executive Bruce Daitch as VP of Animation (Exclusive)

Netflix has appointed Bruce Daitch as vice president of animation, Variety has learned. Daitch is an industry veteran, having previously served as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Dreamworks Animation, the maker of “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda.”

In his new role, Daitch will oversee production strategy and operations for Netflix’s global animation efforts. His appointment comes as Netflix has bet heavily on the kids and family space, partnering with top talent such as Jorge R. Gutiérrez (“Book of Life”), Glen Keane (“The Little Mermaid”), and Nora Twomey (“The Secret of Kells”) on upcoming films and series. That push comes as Disney has entered the streaming fray, offering up its own family-friendly streaming service with Disney Plus.

Daitch will report to Vice President of Physical Production Ty Warren and will work closely with the content and production teams in original animation and original series animation to

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