Aron J. Warner
|Occupation||Producer • Actor|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Animated Feature|
Life and career edit
Warner joined PDI/DreamWorks in 1997 to serve as a producer on the computer-animated hit Antz, which marked the first collaboration between PDI and DreamWorks. Warner went on to become head of PDI/DreamWorks from 2000 to 2002. Warner had 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 and Titanic.
A graduate of UCLA Film School, Warner started out as a production coordinator at Empire Pictures, gaining experience on low-budget horror and science-fiction films. He then moved on to a position at Film Finances, a completion bond company, where he worked on more than 50 films.
Warner began his career as a producer on 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 Rachel Talalay's Ghost in the Machine. He later executive produced Tank Girl, also directed by Talalay. In addition, he oversaw production on James Cameron's film True Lies.
|1984||Choose Me||production assistant|
|1989||Powwow Highway||production manager|
|1990||Wild at Heart||completion bond|
|Men of Respect|
|1991||Highlander II: The Quickening||production manager|
|Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare||producer|
|1993||Red Rock West||supervising producer|
|Ghost in the Machine||line producer|
|1994||True Lies||production executive|
|1995||Tank Girl||executive producer|
|1996||Independence Day||production executive|
|1997||The Ice Storm|
|2001||The Deep End||special thanks|
|Shrek||Big Bad Wolf||producer|
|A.I.: Artificial Intelligence||visual effects studio head|
|2004||Shrek 2||Big Bad Wolf||producer|
writer: Fairy Godmother Song
|2007||Shrek the Third||Big Bad Wolf||producer|
|2010||Shrek Forever After||Big Bad Wolf||executive producer|
|2011||Puss in Boots||special thanks|
|2012||Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away||producer|
|2013||Free Birds||executive producer|
|2014||The Book of Life||Thomas|
|2019||The Angry Birds Movie 2|
|2007||Shrek the Halls||Big Bad Wolf||executive producer|
|2010||Scared Shrekless||Big Bad Wolf||special thanks|
- Ritman, Alex (July 5, 2021). "Cannes: 'Shrek' Producer Aron Warner Joins Mexican 3D Animated Feature 'Alebrijes' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
- Milligan, Mercedes (July 13, 2021). "New Poster: 'Alebrijes' Takes Flight with Odin's Eye, Huevocartoon & Aron Warner". Animation Magazine. Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 25, 2021.