Writer, producer and director Latoya Raveneau (The proud family: stronger and prouder) signed an overall agreement with Disney Television Animation to develop new animated projects, but also includes terms for live-action content.
What is happening:
- Writer/producer/director Latoya Raveneau has entered into an overall agreement with Disney to develop and produce animated projects with preeminent animation studios Disney Television Animation and 20th Television Animation and includes terms for the development of live-action content. The announcement was made by Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television.
- Through this far-reaching agreement, Raveneau is developing a pilot project at Disney Branded Television’s animation studio, Disney Television Animation, under the direction of Meredith Roberts, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Television Animation, Disney Branded Television. A leader in children’s and family animation, Disney Branded Television produces The proud family: stronger and prouder, monsters at workAlice’s Wonderland Bakery, Big City Greens, wonderof Spidey and his incredible friends, Mickey Mouse Playhouse, The Ghost and Molly McGee, The owl house, amphibiansMinnie Bow Toons, and the next First, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur and fire buttons.
- Raveneau will also develop projects for 20th Television Animation under Marci Proietto, the studio’s executive vice president. 20th Television Animation is home to the most iconic adult animation including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s BurgersAmerican father and solar opposites.
- Raveneau is currently directing Disney Television Animation’s new series The proud family: stronger and prouder to Disney+ and is executive producer with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter (The Roots) of the recently launched animated shorts Get up, sing on Disney+, disney channel and Disney Junior. She was also a screenwriter for Disney Junior’s upcoming musical series. Eureka!
- Dedicated to advocacy and mentorship, Raveneau is featured in a Disney Channel interstitial “Reimagine Tomorrow,” a conversation about role models with Yolanda Renee King, a teenage human rights activist and granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The segment was directed by B. Monet. Raveneau began her professional career as a production assistant on Disney Junior’s Sheriff Callie’s Wild West and, since then, has worked as a screenwriter, screenwriter and director on several anime series. His storyboard credits include Disney’s Miles from Tomorrowland and Puppy Buddies. She was also a screenwriter on the Netflix preschool series super monster and assistant director of the Adult Swim series Final space.
- A dynamic leader in her industry and a seasoned speaker, Raveneau has collaborated with the Banff World Media Festival, Black Women Animate and ASIFA-Hollywood. In January 2021, she received the Next Gen award from the inaugural Black in Animation Awards.
- She earned an MFA in Animation and graduated summa cum laude with a BFA and English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, she received the Director’s Spotlight Award for Animated Shorts, the Matt Groening Initiative for Animated Shorts, and the Thompson Award in English for Best Creative Writing Thesis in 2012.
- You can also hear more from Raveneau in the latest edition of Disney+ voice, where you can find out more here.
What they say :
- Ayo Davis, President, Disney Branded Television“We are all thrilled that Latoya has chosen Disney as their creative home, and we look forward to the fresh and inspiring stories she will create in the space for kids and family.”
- Meredith Roberts: “Latoya is a rare and uniquely talented individual who uplifts everything she touches, and her creative sensibility spans stories for preschool, children, families, and adults. She is one of the most natural and talented storytellers I have ever met, and we are proud to support her vision.