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Former Dreamworks Animation executive joins DNEG Animation as Creative Director, India

Philippe Gluckman has joined DNEG Animation as Creative Director, India! In this new role, Philippe will oversee the creative output of our DNEG Animation teams in India, working closely with the global management team to ensure creative excellence across all projects.

Philippe has over 30 years of experience in the animation industry, including 15 years at DreamWorks Animation in California, where he worked as a VFX Supervisor on projects such as Antz, Shrek and Madagascar. In 2008, Philippe relocated to India to serve as Creative Director of DreamWorks Dedicated Unit in Bangalore. While there, he oversaw the creative and technical execution of animated movies such as Penguins of Madagascar, Puss in Boots, Trolls and Boss Baby.

Based in DNEG Animation’s Mumbai studio, Philippe will apply his extensive industry experience to facilitate collaboration, communication and innovation while also maintaining and enhancing the supportive environment that DNEG Animation has created for its artists in India.

Of joining DNEG Animation, Philippe said:
“DNEG Animation brings together some of the best projects in the world and some of the best people in the industry, and I am very proud to be joining the team. My work in India over the last 15 years, developing teams and coaching individuals who have gone on to great careers in the international animation industry, has been incredibly rewarding. As DNEG continues to build out its animation teams worldwide and further cements its leadership position in the industry, I look forward to enhancing DNEG Animation’s reputation as a destination for animation artists in India where their talents can shine and be recognized.”

DNEG Animation President Tom Jacomb said:
“I am so pleased to welcome Philippe to our wonderfully talented team in India. I had the pleasure of working with Philippe during our time together at DreamWorks, on projects such as Puss in Boots and Rise of the Guardians, and I witnessed first-hand the talent and care that he brings to his work. Philippe’s focus on quality, and his desire to create the very best workplace experience for the artists in his team, are perfectly aligned with the ambitions of DNEG Animation as we look to the next phase of our growth in India and beyond.” BCS Bureau

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