Disney: Proietto To Oversee Simpsons & Family Guy
Marci Proietto will run the new 20th Television Animation unit…
Not every cartoon belongs on a channel beginning with “Disney,” so for those adult-targeted shows, The Mouse came up with a new unit.
“20th Television Animation,” and new boss Marci Proietto, is now in charge of The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers.
Marci Proietto is now the boss…
The move means that these legacy shows, which also include American Dad and Bob’s Burgers, will no longer be produced by 20th Television with all animated programming coming out of the new Proietto-led unit.
It is a similar move to the one made to launch Walt Disney Television Alternative, a new non-scripted production unit run by Rob Mills… 20th Television Animation has 11 series currently in production including the recently ordered Koala Man at Hulu and Solar Opposites, which launched its second season on the streamer last week. This also includes Fox’s The Great North, which airs at 8:30pm on Sundays, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Bless The Harts, Duncanville and American Dad, Central Park, which returns to Apple TV+ in June, and HBO Max’s The Prince, which launches later this spring.
The company said that there are currently “dozens” of additional projects in development for a range of platforms.
New studio for The Simpsons and The Family Guy…
Proietto, who maintains her exec vp stripes, will report to Craig Hunegs, president of entertainment at Walt Disney Television…
“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,” Hunegs 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.” said Proietto.
As almost an afterthought, the official Disney release added:
It is estimated that Proietto has now worked on over 2,440 episodes of 22 animated television series in her 29 years at the studio.