US kids broadcaster Disney has announced that Nancy Kanter has been promoted to Playhouse Disney Worldwide senior VP and will have responsibility for the Playhouse Disney creative content on a global basis.
Kanter has been with Disney since 2001, most recently as Playhouse Disney US senior VP, programming. The announcement was made by Disney Channels Worldwide president, entertainment Gary Marsh to whom Kanter reports.
In her new role, Kanter will continue to oversee the development and production of all long and short-form programming, encompassing live action and animated series, and will add the responsibility of unifying all programming, marketing and brand management teams on the creative vision for Playhouse Disney, ensuring cohesiveness between programming and promotion and all extensions of the brand.
Marsh said, "Nancy's dedication to learning-focused stories for preschoolers helped drive unprecedented success for our Playhouse Disney programming. As we increase our programming development around the world, this promotion recognizes her valued contribution to creative excellence and will ensure a consistent vision for all Playhouse Disney content."
Kanter is responsible for supervising the development of Playhouse Disney's most successful original series thus far, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, My Friends Tigger and Pooh and Handy Manny; the new series Bunnytown and upcoming Imagination Movers.