Press Release from Disney/ABC Television Group
Kevin Gamble has been named Vice President, Development, Disney Television Animation, it was announced today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation, to whom he will report. A top creative executive in CG animation and new media, Gamble joins Disney with 12 years experience, most recently as Vice President, Production & Creative for Classic Media.
In this new role, Gamble will be responsible for the development and production of new animation shorts and series geared towards kids, tweens and families on Disney Channel, Disney XD and multi-platforms reaching hundreds of millions around the world. He will also oversee the recruitment of new artists, directors and writers, and will collaborate with the Talent and Music departments.
Coleman said, "We're excited to gain the insights of someone as uniquely talented and experienced as Kevin. I know that his creative spirit, production skills and strong relationships in the animation community will help us break new ground and continue the legacy of Disney."
Gamble has been working in animation since 1997. He spent six years at Canada's Mainframe Entertainment, working on such groundbreaking projects as "Reboot", television's first CG animated series. He was also producer of Mattel's CG series "Max Steel." From 2005-06, he was Director of Development for the Canadian animation company Nerd Corps, where he developed the CG animated series "Storm Hawks." He also produced the latest version of "George of the Jungle," a modern re-invention of the classic J. Ward series. As Vice President of Production & Creative for Classic Media, Gamble oversaw its TV and DVD projects. While there, he was Producer of the upcoming Flash DTV movie "Kung Fu Magoo," as well as several upcoming CG series based on Classic Media properties.
Co-creator of Tiki Bar TV, one of the web's first video podcasts, Gamble has appeared on leading webcasts including "This Week in Tech" and "Diggnation." He won his first film festival at 13 with the short film "Math Time," which was made with his creative partner Jeff Macpherson. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Gamble will relocate from New York to Los Angeles and will be based at Disney's Burbank headquarters.
Disney Television Animation is an industry leader in the production of quality animated properties for television. Its series air seven days a week on both cable and broadcast outlets and new media platforms around the world including Disney Channel, Disney XD, ABC Kids on the ABC Television Network, Disney Online, SVOD and VOD. Disney Television Animation is part of the Disney Channels Worldwide and the Disney ABC Television Group.