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Kartoon Studios hires DreamWorks exec Gregg Goldin as it ramps up production

Kids’ content company Kartoon Studios (fka Genius Brands International) has appointed former DreamWorks Animation exec Gregg Goldin as senior VP of development and production.

Gregg Goldin

The newly-created role comes as Kartoon Studios ramps up development and production in 2024. Goldin, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, will be responsible for heading up development and production for both new and original IP to deliver to the marketplace.

Goldin worked at DreamWorks Animation for 10 years as VP of current series, before which he was director of development for current and original series for seven years at Cartoon Network. Prior to that, he was director of development at MTV Films.

Goldin’s credits include young-adult films Crossroads, Jackass: The Movie and Save the Last Dance, animated film franchises How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda, and movie spin-offs to animated series Ben 10 and Scooby-Doo.

Kartoon Studios’ 2024 production and development slate includes Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders and three series for Frederator Networks: Land of Boggs, Chikn’ Nuggit and an adult animated comedy series in partnership with Wheelhouse DNA that stars internet personality Adam W.

Brian Parisi, Kartoon Studios’ CFO, said: “With the increase in content production and other initiatives to be announced in early 2024 to drive revenue, we are well on our way to achieving our goal of sustained profitability. It should be noted that our streaming service Kartoon Channel! achieved break even in 2023, only three years after launch, and is expected to move to profitability in 2024, alongside Netflix.”

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