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Christopher DeFaria

Christopher DeFaria

Christopher DeFaria (born May 20, 1959) is an American film producer of such films as Ready Player One (2018), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Gravity (2013) and Happy Feet Two (2011). He served as president of animation and innovative technology at Warner Bros. Pictures for the past four years. In January 2017, he joined DreamWorks Animation in the newly-created position of president of the DreamWorks Feature Animation Group. As president, DeFaria oversaw all aspects of DWA's feature animation business, including slate strategy, development, production; innovation and technology; and business affairs prior to his departure in early 2019.As a child, he was a voice actor playing the part of Peppermint Patty in five Peanuts specials: It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (1969), Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971), There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973), and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He also voiced Peppermint Patty in the second Peanuts film, Snoopy, Come Home (1972), as well as Lester in The Random Business (1969).He is a graduate of UCLA, a member of the AMPAS and WGA and a founding member of FilmAid International. He serves on the board of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.