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Walt Disney Television Animation
Type Production division
Founded 1985
Headquarters Glendale, California, United States United States
Key people Barbara Ferro
Sharon Morrill
Bill Gross
Maia Mattise
Lenora Hume
Industry Animated shows
Divisions The Walt Disney Company

Walt Disney Television Animation is the animated television production division of The Walt Disney Company. It was formed in 1985 as Walt Disney Pictures and Television the name was later changed to Walt Disney Television in the mid-1980s then its present name in 2004. Tom Ruzicka, now at Universal Animation Studios (owned by NBC Universal, Inc.), was one of the original executives in charge of this fledgling group. Other animation executives that worked at Television Animation over the years were Barbara Ferro, Sharon Morrill, Bill Gross (former President of Jumbo Pictures, creators of Doug, now working with Idealab!), Maia Mattise, Lenora Hume.

Noted WDTA series include DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, and Gargoyles.

It is headquartered since 1998 in the Frank G. Wells Building on the Studio Lot across from the Team Disney Burbank building (fronted by the Seven Dwarfs). The Frank G. Wells building was specifically designed for Television Animation, and has a film reel and filmstrip across the front of the building facing Team Disney Burbank across the parking lot. Television Animation has a secondary building located in Glendale on Sonora which they moved into in 2002.

Television Animation was formerly headquartered at the Motion Picture and Television Academy in North Hollywood, with a secondary building on Cahuenga. For a short period of time following the 1998 move, the secondary building was the Fairmont building next to Bob's Big Boy in Burbank. Television Animation is now split between the Frank G. Wells Building (third floor), and its first floor location in Glendale at the Sonora Building.

Since 2002, Television Animation is now part of The Disney Channel. The president of Television Animation was Barry Blumberg, who announced his resignation in November 2005. Mike Moon has become the Vice President of Animated Series as of February 2006.

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Television series

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Original Disney programs

Disney Channel Original Series

Disney XD Original Series

Original Playhouse Disney programs

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