Disney Junior has promoted Joe D’Ambrosia to SVP Original Programming.
In his newly expanded role, D’Ambrosia will continue to oversee production and creative development of Disney Junior’s television properties, including Peabody-winning Doc McStuffins, Emmy-winning Sofia the First, Emmy-nominated and Annie Award-winning Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Goldie & Bear, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, and the short-form series Minnie’s Bow-Toons. He reports to Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
In addition, D’Ambrosia is responsible for upcoming series Elena of Avalor, which will introduce Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures; Mickey and the Roadster Racers, and Vampirina, inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series Vampirina Ballerina.
Prior to joining Disney Channel in 2011, D’Ambrosia produced and developed children’s television programming and family films at Murray Hill 5 Productions, which he co-founded.
“Joe is an incredibly talented executive who brings his A-game to the table each and every day,” said Kanter. In his new role he will continue to manage our creative output leading us in new, exciting directions and will work with me on ways to deliver the best in kids’ TV to the broadest audience possible.”