Gary Marsh

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 […]

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. […]

News brief: Disney promotes Nancy Kanter

The Walt Disney Company has promoted Nancy Kanter to the role of executive VP, original programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. Kanter has been with the Mouse House since 2001, during which time she has overseen the rebrand of Playhouse Disney to Disney Junior. She is currently senior VP, original programming and GM. “Nancy’s […]

Disney starts work on Star Wars special and series

Disney-owned Lucasfilm has started production on a new Star Wars special and TV series, Star Wars Rebels. A one-hour special on Disney Channel will be followed by a full series on the boy-skewed Disney XD channel. The special will go out in autumn 2014 in the US. The creative team attached to the new project […]

News brief: Adam Bonnett upped at Disney

The Walt Disney Company has promoted Disney Channels Worldwide’s senior VP of original programming, Adam Bonnett. The US-based executive will now be executive VP, original programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. He will continue to oversee current series and live-action development and talent relations, reporting into Disney Channels Worldwide’s president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh.

Mickey Mouse set for small screen comeback

Disney Channel is bringing back iconic toon star Mickey Mouse in a series of short-form slapstick movies. The 19-film series, Mickey Mouse, will begin rolling out across the Disney Channel, and WATCH Disney Channel on June 28. In the first, Croissant de Triumph, Mickey has to deliver croissants to Minnie Mouse’s café but runs […]