Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), the parent of Cartoon Network Europe, has promoted The Amazing World of Gumball producer Sarah Fell to director of original series, Kids EMEA.

The announcement was made today by Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy, to whom Fell reports.

Sarah Fell.
Sarah Fell.

“Finding the best creative talent across our region, sourcing and developing ideas into great shows is key to the success of our kids business,” Hidalgo said in a statement. “Shows produced here like The Amazing World of Gumball and The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe have not only enjoyed significant critical acclaim but have proven key in making our channels and digital platforms successful in EMEA and across the globe. None of this would have been possible without Sarah’s creative leadership and we’re delighted she will be taking on this expanded role to help bring more of our EMEA-made content to the forefront.”

In her new role, Fell will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of all Turner Kids series across EMEA, including the recently-greenlit Elliott From Earth. She will also be tasked with identifying and developing new talent and ideas into content that can be presented across Turner Kids platforms in the region.

In addition to producing Gumball from season two onward, Fell also oversaw production of Prince Ivandoe, as well as Turner EMEA’s first Boomerang original The Happos Family. Prior to working at Turner, she was with Aardman Animation for seven years on productions including Planet Sketch, Big Jeff, and Timmy Time.