Marci Proietto to Head 20th Television Animation


Disney Television Studios has promoted Marci Proietto to lead 20th Television Animation, a newly formed production unit devoted entirely to developing, growing and maintaining its library of animated hits.

The unit already has 11 series in production, including Hulu’s Koala Man and Solar Opposites, FOX’s The Great North, Apple TV+’s Central Park and HBO Max’s The Prince. The unit also oversees the legacy animated hits Family Guy, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons, among others.

“Many of the greatest family sitcoms on television—The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Solar Opposites, Central Park, The Great North and the list goes on—come from the genius creators 20th Television Animation has assembled and nurtured over the past two decades,” said Craig Hunegs, president of entertainment of Walt Disney Television. “Marci has been a part of all of these phenomenal successes. She is an extraordinary executive who is much beloved and respected by our creators and her studio team. And knowing Marci’s relentless passion, we’re just getting started.”

“This studio is literally the only place I’ve ever worked, and I’ve been fortunate to have a front row seat to the creativity and genius of artists like Matt Groening, Seth MacFarlane, Loren Bouchard and Justin Roiland,” said Proietto. “I love what we get to do, and I am grateful to Craig and Dana Walden for this vote of confidence. This is truly a boom time in adult animation and I’m excited to continue to build on the leadership of this studio with this new production unit laser-focused on growing our roster of successful animated series.”