She will take over from Gary Marsh, who is leaving to set up a Disney-backed production company.
Marsh, the 33-year Disney veteran behind everything from “Gravity Falls” to “Elena of Avalor,” will produce content for Disney.
Kids’ content is “the most heated front in the streaming wars.”
As part of their deal, they will identify and develop other Disney projects from emerging and diverse talent.
Helmer will work to “accelerate racial and cultural diversity and inclusion” in kids’ programming.
Kanter oversaw the launch of Disney Junior and the development of many Disney tv shows.
The producers of “Kim Possible” have been placed in charge of Baymax and Hiro.
Eric Coleman will continue to lead Disney TV Animation in his new role of senior v-p of original programming.
Starting in 2017, Disney’s popular retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes to life as an animated TV series.