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Mike Moon Resigns as Netflix Head of Adult Animation

The streamer has begun its search to replace the former Disney Television Animation exec, who oversaw the streamer’s ever-expanding adult animation slate and its production facility, Vine Studios.

Animation vet Mike Moon is resigning from his position as director of adult animation at Netflix at the end of this month, Deadline reports.

Netflix has begun its search to replace Moon, who oversaw the streamer’s growing adult animation slate, which includes such titles as Brutus Pink’s Human Resources; Shion Takeuchi’s Inside Job; Pen Ward and Duncan Trussell’s The Midnight Gospel; and Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi’s Entergalatic. Another title he presided over - Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Exploding Kittens - just made Netflix history, becoming its first property made simultaneously as both an animated series and a mobile game. During his tenure with the company, Moon also played a pivotal role in the growth of its animation production facility, Vine Studios.

Moon’s leadership helped bring multiple adult animation-focused overall deals to fruition as well. Among these were company agreements with Brutus Pink, up-and-comer Takeuchi, animator and voice actor Alex Hirsch, and production studio Titmouse.

Prior to his time with Netflix, Moon oversaw animation film and series projects in positions at Disney Television Animation and Cartoon Network. He joined Netflix not long after the streamer had made waves in the adult animation space with the release of BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth -- both of which remain the top-performing adult animation series on the platform.

Moon’s departure comes on the heels of major changes made last week in the executive leadership of Netflix’s family animation unit, with Karen Toliver replacing the recently resigned Melissa Cobb as VP animation film.

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