ARON WARNER (producer/writer) is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbusters “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” the highest grossing animated film of all time, the 800 million dollar grossing “Shrek the Third,” and the latest installment, “Shrek Forever After.”
Warner first joined PDI/DreamWorks in 1997 as a producer on the computer animated comedy Antz. During the production of Shrek, Warner also served as the Head of PDI/DreamWorks, overseeing all production and operations for all of the computer animation affiliate¹s feature film, commercial and effects projects.
Warner previously held the post of vice president of production at Twentieth Century Fox, where he supervised production on such films as “Independence Day,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Crucible,” “Alien Resurrection,” “Volcano” and the number two blockbuster of all time, “Titanic.”
A graduate of UCLA Film School, Warner began his career as a production coordinator at Empire Pictures, gaining experience on low-budget horror and sci-fi films. He then moved on to a position at Film Finances, a completion bond company, where he worked on more than 50 films. Warner¹s career as a producer began with the horror hit “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.” He then served as supervising producer on John Dahl’s “Red Rock West” before beginning his relationship with Twentieth Century Fox as the line producer on “Ghost in the Machine.” In addition, he oversaw production on James Cameron’s blockbuster “True Lies.”
Most recently, Warner served as Executive Producer on the highly acclaimed animated feature “The Book of Life” for 20th Century Fox.
Aron and longtime collaborator Andrew Adamson have teamed with development executive Jeff Fierson to form the production company Strange Weather. Strange Weather develops both live action and animated feature films and TV.