Disney Television Studios has announced that 20th animation executive Marci Proietto will lead the new production unit, 20th Television Animation.
The studio currently has 11 series in production including “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Simpsons,”. Other shows include “Bless the Harts,” “Duncanville,” “The Great North”as well as the Apple TV Plus series’ “Central Park” and HBO Max’s “The Prince.”
Hulu/Star Originals “Solar Opposites” and “Koala Man” are also being created by the studio.
“The Simpson’s” is one of the most popular series on Disney and many of these shows are some of the most popular shows on Disney+ internationally since the inclusion of the new general brand “Star”.
The unit has been moved out from under 20th Television and unit will report to Walt Disney Television president of entertainment Craig Hunegs, who said:
“Many of the greatest family sitcoms on television – ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Solar Opposites,’ ‘Central Park,’ ‘The Great North’ and the list goes on – come from the genius creators 20th Television Animation has assembled and nurtured over the past two decades. Marci has been a part of all of these phenomenal successes. She is an extraordinary executive who is much beloved and respected by our creators and her studio team. And knowing Marci’s relentless passion, we’re just getting started.”
Marci Proietto has worked at 20th Century for nearly thirty years, taking a job as the assistant to the head of production out of college. She has worked on “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill” and “Futurama”. It’s estimated that Proietto has now worked on over 2,440 episodes of 22 animated television series in her 29 years at the studio.
In a statement she said:
“This studio is literally the only place I’ve ever worked, and I’ve been fortunate to have a front row seat to the creativity and genius of artists like Matt Groening, Seth MacFarlane, Loren Bouchard and Justin Roiland. I love what we get to do and I am grateful to Craig and Dana Walden for this vote of confidence. This is truly a boom time in adult animation and I’m excited to continue to build on the leadership of this studio with this new production unit laser-focused on growing our roster of successful animated series.”
What is your favourite series from 20th TV Animation?
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