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Netflix Hires Nick Animation VP Alexi Wheeler

As Netflix continues to aggressively expand its animation production slate, the company is also bolstering its management ranks. The streaming service’s newest hire is Alexi Wheeler, who will shift over from Nickelodeon International, where he was vice-president of animation production and development.

According to Kidscreen, which reported the news, Wheeler will begin his Netflix gig in September. His role has not yet been disclosed, but he will work out of the company’s London office. While at Nickelodeon, he was also based in London.

Wheeler had worked in various capacities at Nick since 2010, first as programming manager, and then working his way up the ranks of animation production and development. Over the last six years, he had been executive in charge of more than 35 International Nickelodeon Shorts produced globally as well as multiple pilots.

His previous jobs include production and development positions at Contender Entertainment, Rubber Duck, HRTV, and EOne Family, with producing or executive credits on over 250 hours of children’s content including shows like Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Nella the Princess Knight, Zack and Quack, and Tickety Tock.

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