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 underneath the Disney Branded Television banner.

Both execs will proceed to report to Khaki Jones, SVP of current series, Disney Television Animation, which at the moment has 1,200 half-hours of animated content material in manufacturing for Disney’s streaming and linear platforms.

Bensimon, who was beforehand government director of current series, now leads a staff 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 teenagers aged 6-14 and households.

He has spent his whole 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.

Among the series he’s steered are the upcoming Marvel’s Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur for Disney+ and The Ghost And Molly McGee and Amphibia for Disney Channel.

Mejia, in the meantime, can be upped from the function of government director of current series, and now leads a staff that focuses on Disney Television Animation’s titles impressed by the corporate’s heritage characters and tales for Disney+ and Disney Channel.

He started his profession at Disney in 2005 as an assistant to the president of Disney Channels Worldwide and went on to work within the Disney Channel authentic series division and Disney Television Animation, the place he has labored throughout improvement and current series and was in the end promoted to coordinator, supervisor, director and in 2020, government director.

Among the titles he’s 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.

“One of our guiding ideas is to put together high-potential staff members for better ranges of accountability and to acknowledge the contributions of modern, various, ready-to-lead executives,” commented Meredith Roberts, EVP of TV Animation, Disney Branded Television.

“As a end result 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.”


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