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Dreamworks Animation Names New CTO

DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio that has made such movies as “Shrek,” has promoted Lincoln Wallen to be its new CTO.

“Lincoln is an exceptional executive and brilliant technologist whose contributions to DreamWorks Animation have already been monumental,” said DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg in a statement.

Wallen had been DreamWorks’ head of animation technology, having joined the company in 2008 as head of research and development. Previously, he was CTO at Electronic Arts.

Wallen replaces former CTO Ed Leonard, who is now running a mobile app effort called Ptch, incubated at DreamWorks.


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