Disney Television Animation

Disney TV Animation ups veteran execs to VPs of current series

Douglas Bensimon and Edward Mejia have been promoted to VPs of current series at Disney Television Animation, the animation studio under the Disney Branded Television banner. Both execs will continue to report to Khaki Jones, SVP of current series, Disney Television Animation, which currently has 1,200 half-hours of animated content in production for Disney’s streaming […]

Disney Television Animation promotes Sarah Finn to SVP production

Disney Television Animation has promoted company exec Sarah Finn to SVP of production. Elevated from her most recent role as VP, Finn will now be responsible for taking the lead on all physical production for the Disney Television Animation studio’s content for the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and streaming service Disney+. She will report to […]

Disney TV Animation bolsters development team

Disney Television Animation is bolstering its development team, hiring Blue Sky Studios’ Lisa Fragner as VP and promoting Elizabeth Waybright Taylor into the same role. Both will report to Emily Hart, SVP, animation development, Disney Branded Television, as the studio looks to expand its linear and Disney+ animation slate. New York-based Fragner joined Disney-owned Blue […]

Snipple partners for Disney+ animation ‘The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder’

Disney+ has commissioned Philippines-and-UK-based studio Snipple as the animation production partner for Disney Television Animation’s upcoming series The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder. The animated family sitcom is a revival of the Disney Channel series The Proud Family that ran from 2001-2005. Billy Porter, (Pose), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) and EJ Johnson (Rich Kids Of […]

Kids round-up: Mickey Mouse lands new Disney+ series; Wildbrain restructures distribution team; ‘Almost Never’ does global deals

Mickey Mouse lands new Disney+ series Disney+ has commissioned The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse, a new original animated short series, featuring the Mouse House’s iconic mascot. It will land on Disney+ Wednesday, 18 November – the 92nd anniversary of Mickey’s first appearance – with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning 27 November. […]

Disney XD orders two, renews two

Disney has ordered two new shows, Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, and Country Club. Both will be produced in-house by Disney Television Animation, and will roll out in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer follows eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader Billy Dilley and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha as they find themselves stuck […]

Disney XD adapts Big Hero 6

Kids channel Disney XD is adapting animated feature film Big Hero 6 for the small screen. Production has begun on an animated series that will debut in 2017 on Disney XD platforms around the world. This will be based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie of the same name, and come from Kim Possible […]

Pickle & Peanut appeals to Disney XD

Disney XD has given the greenlight to Pickle & Peanut, an animated comedy for its US and worldwide feeds. Disney Television Animation has begun production on the 2D/live-action hybrid show, which is a buddy comedy about an emotional pickle and a easy-going peanut. Jon Helder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street) provide the […]

MarVista taps Disney, HBO execs to build out team

LA-based producer and distributor MarVista Entertainment has poached executives from Disney Television Animation, HBO and Summit Entertainment in a string of hires and promotions. In total, MarVista is adding two executives to its production and development unit and a new sales exec and given a top level promotion to Sharon Bordas (left), who is upped […]

Buhaj succeeds Levine at Disney XD

Disney international animation boss Marc Buhaj is to replace David Levine as senior VP, programming and general manager of boys-skewing channel Disney XD. Buhaj is currently SVP, international original series and coproductions for Disney Television Animation. His predecessor Levine is moving to Europe to become VP, programming, production and strategic development for Disney Channels EMEA. […]