Although he has been head of Disney television animation
for less than a year, Stainton's division has had a string of successes with direct-to- video sequels to Disney classics like ``Cinderella'' and ``Beauty and the Beast.
It will be recommended to SAG's television animation
performers at a special meeting next Thursday evening for a vote.
The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel's worldwide portfolio of kids' channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions Touchstone Television, Walt Disney Television Animation
, Buena Vista Worldwide Television and Walt Disney Television International.
His successor in animation will be David Stainton, 41, who has presided over television animation
since January 2001.
Burbank-based Walt Disney Television Animation
has promoted Sharon Morrill and Barry Blumberg to the posts of executive vice presidents.
Our budgets are a fraction of those for feature animation because our animation process is much quicker and we make fewer changes," says Sharon Morrill, exec VP of Burbank-based Disney Television Animation
Tad Stones signed a new five-year contract as an executive producer for Walt Disney Television Animation
Catherine Winder, Executive Producer, has worked as both an executive and producer in feature film, home video and television animation
in both the US and Asia.
Although Disney isn't saying so now, this Walt Disney Television Animation
production was originally conceived as a straight-to-video release along the lines of the recent sequels to "The Lion King," "The Little Mermaid" and "Lady and the Tramp" and the imminent "Cinderella II," and it's at least a cut above some of the division's five previous bigscreen offerings, such as "The Goofy Movie" and "The Tigger Movie.
Animators and fans said Los Angeles was turning its back on its legacy as the home of the television animation
The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel's Worldwide portfolio of kids channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions Touchstone Television, Walt Disney Television Animation
, Buena Vista Television and Walt Disney Television International.
Valentine, who was president of Walt Disney Television and Walt Disney Television Animation
, is responsible for the overall administration of the network and its programming, distribution, affiliate relations, marketing, advertising, advertising sales and research.