Dumont Tapped as TV-Loonland COO

Animation industry veteran Olivier Dumont has been appointed as the new COO of Munich, Germany-based TV-Loonland. The announcement was made today by Selma Kappel, CEO and chairman of the company.

Dumont will define the strategy for development, production and distribution of programming targeted at kids and families. ‘He will be based in Paris and London and will report directly to the K’ppel, who will also run the business development strategy for TV-Loonland (which produces animated shows such as Cramp Twins, Heidi, Metalheads and Sam Hamwich).

"TV-Loonland is pleased to add an executive of Olivier’s caliber to the company’s dynamic team," says Käppel. "TV-Loonland is a proven leader in developing, producing and distributing quality animated programming for the International marketplace, and we look forward to Olivier’s contribution to our further development and success."

Prior to his new post at TV-Loonland, Dumont was the managing director of SIP Animation (formerly known as Saban Intl. Paris) for five years, where he served as exec producer of the hit Jetix series, W.I.T.C.H.

"Going to TV-Loonland is a tremendously exciting opportunity for me," says Dumont. "They are one of the leading animation companies in our business and I look forward to help adding new hit series to an already long list of successful shows.