BURBANK, Calif. — Jan. 12, 2012 — Rich Magallanes has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation, Current Series. In this new role, Magallanes will manage Nick’s animation series’ Executives in Charge and oversee production of current animated series including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and The Penguins of Madagascar. The announcement was made today by Brown Johnson, President, Nickelodeon Animation, to whom he will report.
“Rich is a Nick veteran. During his 15 years with the company, his creative imprint has touched everything from SpongeBob SquarePants to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He embodies the perfect combination of creative chops and executive leadership necessary to drive our animation business forward,” said Johnson.
Magallanes began his career at Nickelodeon in 1997 as a freelance story consultant working on shows such as Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and Angry Beavers. He has also been instrumental in launching some of Nickelodeon’s biggest current animated hits, including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents and The Penguins of Madagascar.