EMEA

June 4, 2013

Inside Disney Channel's Locally Produced 'Violetta'

By Sarah Smith, The Walt Disney Company
Just over a year ago, "Violetta," a tween-oriented telenovela developed by Disney Channel Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), first debuted in Latin America and Italy after months of planning and development. With its relatable storylines, catchy tunes and brilliant international cast, the original series didn’t take nearly as long to become a certifiable hit with audiences around the world. "Violetta" tells the story of a musically talented teenager (played by Argentine actress Martina Stoessel) who returns to her native Buenos Aires with her father after living in Europe for several years. Once back in her hometown, she quickly discovers the meaning of true love, develops her natural talents and learns her family's real story… all while navigating the trials and tribulations of growing up.
February 11, 2013

New Animated Series 'Henry Hugglemonster' Premieres in the UK on Disney Junior

By Sarah Smith, The Walt Disney Company
After nearly four years of planning and production, we’re so excited that animated series "Henry Hugglemonster" premiered last Friday on Disney Junior in the UK. The show, based on the popular children’s book "I’m a Happy Hugglewug" by award-winning children's book author/illustrator and Ireland's Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey, follows the adventures of Henry and his loving, bustling monster family, known as The Hugglemonsters.

MATTHEW GROSSMAN JOINS THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AS VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

MATTHEW GROSSMAN JOINS THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AS VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

BURBANK, Calif. and LONDON, February 26, 2009 - Matthew Grossman has joined The Walt Disney Company as vice president, Corporate Communications, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), it was announced today by Zenia Mucha, executive vice president, Corporate Communications. Mr.

DIEGO LERNER NAMED PRESIDENT, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EMEA)

DIEGO LERNER NAMED PRESIDENT, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EMEA)

BURBANK, Calif. and LONDON, March 3, 2009 – In order to accelerate Disney's growth and create an efficient and streamlined organizational structure, Diego Lerner has been named president, The Walt Disney Company, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) it was announced today by Andy Bird, chairman, Walt Disney International. With this appointment, all Disney lines of business in EMEA, excluding Disneyland Resort Paris and ESPN, will be integrated under a single operational structure, as has been done successfully in China, India, Russia, Japan and Latin America.

GIORGIO STOCK NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, DISNEY CHANNELS, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

GIORGIO STOCK NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, DISNEY CHANNELS, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

LONDON, UK – March 17, 2009 – Giorgio Stock has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Channels, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and will lead The Walt Disney Company's portfolio of kid-focused, family inclusive television channels including Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, Disney XD and Cinemagic, in the territory. He will also serve as a Disney representative on the board of SRTL, Disney's joint venture with RTL Group.

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