It’s never a dull day in the office for Hsiung. As Disney Channel continues to deliver a growing stable of live-action and animated series and movies, her oversight for the production companies behind the scenes has grown as well. This past year she was responsible for more than three dozen series and movies on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior, including the “Adventures in Babysitting” reboot. Among her upcoming projects is sequel “Descendants 2.” When kids and families watch Disney networks, “they want to see a world that reflects themselves,” she says. “Disney Channels Worldwide celebrates cultural diversity in our stories and characters.”
What television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
When kids and families watch Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior, they want to see a world that reflects themselves. From the Latina princess in “Elena of Avalor,” to the African-American young girl who heals stuffed animals and broken toys in “Doc McStuffins,” to a family of undercover spies saving the world in “K.C. Undercover” and the heartfelt and comedic stories of the Diaz family in “Stuck in the Middle,” Disney Channels Worldwide celebrates cultural diversity in our stories and characters. We also see animals, plants, robots and plush toys come to life in a rich world of diverse characters portrayed in “The Lion Guard,” “Pickle and Peanut,” “MECH-X4” and “Miles from Tomorrowland” and we see friends of different backgrounds come together in Disney’s “Descendants.”
My personal election campaign slogan would be…
“You have to see it, to be it.” On both the TV screen in content and in the real-world workplace.
Favorite charity organization you work with?
The Help Group School for special needs students