Passion Pictures has hired Pixar veteran David Park as Head of Production for Long Form Animation.

Park will spearhead a “dynamic expansion” of Passion’s Feature and Long Form production.

He will help develop and produce a growing slate of original and commissioned projects that build on Passion’s existing success with the Netflix series Love Death & Robots, Headspace, and Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street. Park will drive this expansion alongside Passion’s existing team; Founder and Creative Director Andrew Ruhemann, Executive Producer Debbie Crosscup and CEO Nick Southgate.

At Pixar, Park’s credits include Ratatouille, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Monsters University and Coco. More recently he joined the UK company Locksmith to head up production on their forthcoming feature Ron’s Gone Wrong due for release end of 2021

In addition to growing its reputation as long form storytellers, Park, with Head of CG Jason Nicholas, will oversee R&D into cutting edge technology for Passion’s in-house pipeline to deliver premium TV Series and Features.

“I’m thrilled to join such a talented collective. Helping the Passion team further expand their very unique and eclectic voices into even more long form stories is going to be a lot of fun,” said David Park

“It’s very rare to find someone with  David’s incredible feature experience, especially in Europe. He has worked on some of the greatest animated movies ever made and I feel very lucky and privileged to have him join us. We are both driven by a desire to build something very special here with the amazing talent we have around us,” said Andrew Ruhemann, Founder of Passion Pictures

Jon Creamer