Disney Television Animation, the animation wing of Disney Branded Television, has propelled Douglas Bensimon and Edward Mejia to vice president of Current Series.
In their new roles, the leaders will continue to report to Khaki Jones, Senior Vice President of Current Series.
Bensimon currently leads a team that oversees Disney Television Animation serialized properties for Disney Channel and Disney+. He’s also working with Marvel Studios on content aimed at families and kids ages 6-14. Bensimon has been a member of the Disney Television Animation department since 2012, when he debuted as an assistant on the current series and rose through the ranks to coordinator, manager, and director. He was named executive director of Current Series in 2021, leading projects such as Marvel’s “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” for Disney+ and Disney Channel’s “The Ghost and Molly McGee” and “Amphibia.”
In her current role, Mejia leads a team specializing in Disney Television Animation titles based on Disney heritage characters and stories for Disney+ and Disney Channel. In 2005, he started with the company as assistant to the president of Disney Channels Worldwide, before joining the Disney Channel Original Series and Disney Television Animation department. Within the latter department, he worked in development and current series, rising through the ranks of coordinator, manager and director. He became Executive Director of Current Series in 2020. Titles he has overseen include ‘Monsters at Work’ for Disney+, upcoming ‘Kiff’ and ‘Primos’ for Disney Channel, and ‘DuckTales’, ‘Mickey Mouse’ , “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” also for Disney Channel.
“One of our guiding principles is to prepare high-potential team members for higher levels of responsibility and to recognize the contributions of innovative, diverse, and leadership-ready executives,” said Meredith Roberts, vice-president. Executive President of Television Animation at Disney Branded. Television. “Because of their talent, deep experience and Khaki’s mentorship, Edward and Doug are highly skilled in imaginative and visual story-based work, and each has a deep appreciation for our brands and a trusted relationship with the creators of content that helps us achieve our goals.”