Kevin Gamble is joining Disney Television Animation as its vice president of development.
Gamble will oversee development of new animated shorts and series for children, tweens and families on Disney Channel, Disney XD and other platforms. He also will be charged with recruiting new artists, directors and writers.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Gamble comes to the job from Classic Media, where he was VP production and creative. Gamble has been working in animation since 1997, starting out at Mainframe Entertainment in Canada and later working for Nerd Corps. He has worked on such series as Reboot, Max Steel, Storm Hawks and the most recent version of George of the Jungle.
‘We’re excited to gain the insights of someone as uniquely talented and experienced as Kevin,’ says Eric Coleman, senior VP of original series at Disney Television Animation. ‘I know that his creative spirit, production skills and strong relationships in the animation community will help us break new ground and continue the legacy of Disney.’
Gamble will relocate from New York to California, and will be based out of Burbank and reporting to Coleman.