Disney Television Studios has launched a new division – 20th Television Animation – focused exclusively on adult animation. The unit will have oversight of current series in production like The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and American Dad, while developing and producing new animated series. The group says that it has “dozens” of additional projects in development.
The new division will be led by executive Marci Proietto, who also worked on these shows at 20th Century Television (prior to 21st Century Fox’s merger with the Walt Disney Company). A 29-year Fox veteran, Proietto joined the company out of college as the assistant to the head of production. She has worked on an estimated 2,440 episodes across 22 animated series, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers.
Proietto will report to Walt Disney Television president of entertainment Craig Hunegs.