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Bill Damaschke is a animated producer and former chief creative officer at DreamWorks Animation. He joined DreamWorks Studios in 1995, and has served in a variety of animation roles, including head of creative production and head of development.

Early life

Damaschke is the oldest of seven children, and grew up in Chicago. He attended St. Bruno Catholic Elementary and Argo Community High School, and graduated at the School of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Professional career

Initially, Damaschke pursued a career in musical theater, working on Godspell in New York, but soon ended up in Los Angeles as a production assistant on Disney's Pocahontas in 1994.

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