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DisneyToon Studios Ups Robinson

Michelle Pappalardo-Robinson has been appointed vp of production for the recently renamed DisneyToon Studios, to oversee production for its video/DVD premiere and theatrical properties.

"Michelles 14 years of experience and overall knowledge of production will serve as a tremendous asset as we continue to expand the division and break new ground," said Sharon Morrill, evp at DisneyToon Studios.

Robinson began her 14-year tenure at Walt Disney Television Animation as a production assistant on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH, and has completed her second full-length animated feature film with those same beloved characters as producer of PIGLETS BIG MOVIE. She worked as production manager on ALADDIN AND THE KING OF THIEVES, and as one of three producers on RETURN TO NEVER LAND.

Her television experience includes production management on such shows as DARKWING DUCK, BONKERS, RAW TOONAGE, SCHNOOKUMS AND MEAT, QUACK PACK and THE LION KING'S TIMON & PUMBA. Robinson reports to Lenora Hume, svp, worldwide production.