Douglas Bensimon and Edward Mejia have each been promoted to Vice President of Current Series, Disney Television Animation, the animation studio inside Disney Branded Television which presently has 1,200 half-hours of animated content material in manufacturing for Disney’s streaming and linear platforms, every centered on entertaining youngsters age 6-14 and households, and hundreds of thousands of followers of Disney animation world wide.
The announcement was made as we speak by Meredith Roberts, Executive VP of TV Animation, Disney Branded Television. Both Bensimon and Mejia proceed to report to Khaki Jones, Senior VP of Current Series, Disney Television Animation.
“One of our guiding ideas is to put together high-potential workforce members for better ranges of accountability and to acknowledge the contributions of modern, numerous, ready-to-lead executives,” mentioned Roberts. “As a consequence of their sheer expertise, stable expertise and Khaki’s mentorship, Edward and Doug are extremely expert in imaginative, visible story-based work, and every has a deep appreciation for our manufacturers and a trusted rapport with content material creators that helps us obtain our targets.”
Bensimon leads a workforce concentrated totally on Disney Television Animation’s serialized properties for Disney+ and Disney Channel and works intently with Marvel on its branded content material for youths 6-14 and households. He has spent his total profession in Current Series work at Disney TV Animation, having joined in 2012 as an assistant within the Current division and, in roles of rising accountability through the years, labored as a coordinator, supervisor, director and, since 2021, government director of Current Series.
Among the collection Bensimon has steered are the upcoming Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Disney+ and The Ghost and Molly McGee and Amphibia for Disney Channel. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Mejia leads a workforce that focuses on Disney Television Animation’s titles borne from Disney heritage characters and tales for Disney+ and Disney Channel, using his sturdy institutional data and deep collaboration with colleagues throughout the Walt Disney Company. He started his profession at Disney in 2005 as an assistant to the President of Disney Channels Worldwide and went on to pursue his aspirations within the Disney Channel Original Series division and Disney Television Animation, the place he has labored throughout Development and Current Series and was finally promoted to coordinator, supervisor, director and, in 2020, government director of Current Series.
Among the titles Mejia has overseen are Monsters at Work for Disney+, the upcoming Kiff and Primos for Disney Channel, and DuckTales, Mickey Mouse, Star vs. The Forces of Evil additionally for Disney Channel. He is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts.