Aron J. Warner is an American film producer and voice actor who's best known for producing the Shrek films. He was known as the first person to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Aron Warner
Aron J. Warner

OccupationProducer • Actor
Years active1984–present
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Animated Feature
Shrek (2001)

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.[1]

He executive produced Shrek Forever After, along with Andrew Adamson and John H. Williams.

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Choose Me production assistant
1985 Ghoulies production coordinator
Trancers production coordinator
production manager
1988 Hairspray production supervisor
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
Suture special thanks
Ghost in the Machine line producer
1994 True Lies production executive
1995 Tank Girl executive producer
1996 Independence Day production executive
The Crucible
1997 The Ice Storm
Alien Resurrection
1998 Antz producer
2001 The Deep End special thanks
Shrek Big Bad Wolf producer
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence visual effects studio head
2002 Minority Report
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
2021 Wish Dragon producer
TBA Alebrijes[2][3]

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Shrek the Halls Big Bad Wolf executive producer
2010 Scared Shrekless Big Bad Wolf special thanks

References edit

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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.

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