Following her successful shepherding of preschool net Disney Junior, Nancy Kanter has been promoted to evp, content and creative strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide. She will continue to serve as gm of Disney Junior Worldwide.
Her new role has her overseeing content creation strategy for original live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-14 on Disney Channel and Disney XD, in addition to all creative content for kids age 2-7 on Disney Junior. Acquired content also falls under purview.
Disney Junior launched in February 2011, boasting a list of hits that includes “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Doc McStuffins.” In 2011 and 2012, Kanter led the launch of Disney Junior and has since built its television properties into successful franchises across multiple lines of Disney businesses, including Disney Parks’ attractions, publishing, consumer products, digital products, DVDs and CDs. She was named evp, original programming and gm of Disney Junior in 2013.
Kanter will continue to report to Disney Channels Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh. “Her track record in launching and steering Disney Junior into becoming the #1 preschooler-dedicated network is a testament to her relentless focus on excellence,” he said in a statement.
Disney Junior recently rolled out a new Mickey Mouse franchise, “Mickey’s Roadster Racers,” and is gearing up for next month’s launch of “Tangled: The Series” based on the animated feature film.