Invisible Universe Studios Appoints Former Disney Exec as President


Invisible Universe Studios, an internet-first animation studio, has tapped former Disney and Skydance executive Jonathan Schneider as its new president.

Schneider previously worked within the ranks of Hollywood agencies before moving to the network side and becoming a creative executive at Nickelodeon, ultimately moving into roles at Disney and Skydance. Based in Los Angeles, Schneider aims to lead the company in its adoption of new technologies, including those associated with AI, motion capture and real-time rendering while building new business verticals for the company.

The appointment of Schneider follows other news for the company. Invisible Universe recently announced that its breakout character Qai Qai, inspired by Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia’s favorite doll, is expanding its following with a brand-new series. Dance with Qai Qai debuted on YouTube earlier this month.

Schneider said: “Invisible Universe is pioneering what it means to be an animation studio in a digital-first world, blending technology and new approaches to storytelling to develop franchises. I’ve been impressed by what Tricia and the team have built so far, and I’m thrilled to join them as the studio continues to grow.”

“Jonathan is a bit of a Hollywood unicorn in that he has straddled both creative and operations at executive levels for some of the biggest companies in media,” commented Tricia Biggio, co-founder and CEO of Invisible Universe. “He shares the vision for Invisible Universe to continue redefining what it means to launch new franchises for this next generation. With deep operational expertise, a creative mindset and a passion for animation, I have no doubt that Jonathan is going to make an incredible addition to our dynamic team.”