Disney TV Animation Promotes Pair for Current Series


Douglas Bensimon and Edward Mejia have been elevated to VPs of current series at Disney Television Animation.

Bensimon leads a team primarily focused on Disney Television Animation’s serialized properties for Disney+ and Disney Channel and works closely with Marvel on its branded content for kids 6 to 14 and families. Mejia leads a team that focuses on Disney Television Animation’s titles borne from Disney heritage characters and stories for Disney+ and Disney Channel.

Bensimon has spent his entire career in current series work at Disney TV Animation, having joined in 2012 as an assistant in the current department and worked as a coordinator, manager, director and, since 2021, executive director of current series.

Mejia began his career at Disney in 2005 as an assistant to the president of Disney Channels Worldwide and went on to pursue his aspirations in the Disney Channel Original Series department and Disney Television Animation, where he has worked across development and current series and was promoted to coordinator, manager, director and, in 2020, executive director of current Series.

Both Bensimon and Mejia continue to report to Khaki Jones, senior VP of current series at Disney Television Animation.

Meredith Roberts, executive VP of TV animation at Disney Branded Television, said, “One of our guiding principles is to prepare high-potential team members for greater levels of responsibility and to recognize the contributions of innovative, diverse, ready-to-lead executives. As a result of their sheer talent, solid experience and Khaki’s mentorship, Edward and Doug are highly skilled in imaginative, visual story-based work, and each has a deep appreciation for our brands and a trusted rapport with content creators that helps us achieve our goals.”