Leading preschool entertainment company and Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christopher Keenan as new VP, Creative & Executive Producer. Based in HIT’s London office, Keenan will continue the content development and production team’s work building successful preschool brands across multiple platforms. Keenan replaces Michael Carrington, who is departing to take up the role of CEO at Zodiak Kids production company The Foundation.
Keenan brings over 25 years of experience in animation, kids and family entertainment industries. Prior to joining Mattel, he was SVP of creative affairs for Warner Bros.’ animation division, where he launched Kids’ WB! and oversaw development and production of original and franchise series and direct-to-video features. He also held development posts at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and in ABC’s children’s entertainment division, overseeing the network’s Saturday morning schedule and After School Special development. Keenan will begin at HIT on July 14.