Disney Branded Television has promoted Meredith Roberts to Executive Vice President, TV Animation.
Roberts previously served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of Television Animation, Disney Branded Television. Prior to that, she was CEO of Disneytoon Studios which launched the planes and Tinker Bell/Fairies franchise titles. From 2004 to 2007, Roberts served as President of Creative Affairs, Walt Disney Television Animation.
Disney Branded Entertainment Chairman Ayo Davis announced the promotion today at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
“A leader of incredible vision and a true champion of artistry, Meredith has set a new bar for Disney Television Animation, drawing on the world’s greatest animation legacy to lead a team that creates animated storytelling the world’s most innovative and magical company,” said Davis. “This well-deserved promotion is in recognition not only of his extraordinary leadership and creativity, but also of his continued commitment to advance diverse and inclusive storytelling for audiences around the world.
Disney TV Animation, which has been under Roberts’ leadership since 2018, oversees development and current animated content and production for children and families through Disney+ and Disney Channel. The studio earned more Daytime Emmy Award nominations during Roberts’ tenure than in its 38-year history.
Roberts was responsible for consolidating Disney TV Animation as a home studio for creative talent, including Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar’s BAR Productions (The proud family: stronger and prouder), Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy and Steve Loter (Marvel’s Moon Girl and dinosaur devil), Dan Povenmire (Hamster and Gretel, Phineas and Ferb) and Natasha Kline (First).