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DreamWorks Animation Chairman Roger Enrico resigns from board

October 25, 2012|By Richard Verrier
  • A scene from DreamWorks Animation's upcoming movie "Rise of the Guardians."
A scene from DreamWorks Animation's upcoming movie "Rise of… (DreamWorks Animation )

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale studio behind the "Shrek" and “Madagascar” movies, announced that Chairman Roger Enrico resigned from the board.

Current board member Mellody Hobson will succeed Enrico, according to a statement from the animation studio, which did not disclose reasons for Enrico's resignation.

Enrico, 67, has served as DreamWorks Animation’s chairman since 2004. He is a former chief executive of PepsiCo Inc., where he spent 31 years.

"Roger has been an invaluable leader to our board of directors and his guidance helped put DreamWorks Animation on a path to success from Day 1," DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement. "I'd like to deeply thank Roger for his unfailing service over the past eight years and wish him the very best in the future."

In August, DreamWorks Animation signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute its movies beginning next year. Fox replaces Paramount Pictures, which had been DreamWorks' partner since 2006.

DreamWorks Animation's next movie, "Rise of the Guardians," will be released Nov. 21.

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