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Walt Dohrn

Co-Director, TROLLS
DreamWorks Animation


TROLLS – A Fuzzy Immersion

Walt Dohrn is currently co-directing DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, which is slated to be released on November 4, 2016. As one of DreamWorks Animations most trusted story experts, Dohrn previously served as Head of Story on the hits Peabody and Sherman and Shrek Forever After. A multitalented artist, Dohrn has on many occasions lent his voice to various characters in previous DreamWorks Animation films, and in Shrek Forever After made his debut as a voice performer in a leading role, bringing to life the conniving and hilarious villain Rumpelstiltskin. Perfecting the character’s performance came naturally to Dohrn, as he additionally served as Head of Story for the film. In that capacity, Dohrn was responsible for supervising the development of the film’s plot, working in close collaboration with director Mike Mitchell and supervising a team of story artists.
Since joining DreamWorks Animation in 2002, Dohrn also contributed to the story of Rise of the Guardians, Shrek the Third, Madagascar, Shark Tale, and Shrek 2. In addition, Dohrn wrote the lyrics for the songs “Final Showdown” (Shrek the Third) and “Fairy Godmother Song” (Shrek 2).
Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, he worked as a storyboard artist and writer. His credits include the critically acclaimed audience favorites SpongeBob Squarepants and Dexter’s Laboratory.