Emily Hart

Senior Vice President, Development & Current, Disney Television Animation

Emily Hart is senior vice president of Development & Current for Disney Television Animation at Disney Branded Television, the unit of Disney Entertainment Television that creates premium original content that brings the magic of Disney to life for kids and families every day on Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior. In her role, she oversees Disney Television Animation’s development and current series teams and is accountable for the award-winning animation studio’s development and current animation pipeline of more than 1000 half-hours of content for Disney’s platforms every year, across series, short-form and movies.

Recent popular content Hart has helped launch includes the critically acclaimed and fan favorite animated shows “Big City Greens,” “Kiff,” “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” “ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series Shorts,” and “Hamster & Gretel,” among others. She and her team also work closely across The Walt Disney Company to introduce beloved characters and stories to new generations, from the award-winning “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” to “Monsters at Work.” Upcoming projects include the highly anticipated revival of hit franchise “Phineas and Ferb” and the “Big City Greens” movie. 

Hart joined Disney Television Animation in 2019 as vice president, Original Programming. Prior to that role, she was vice president, Original Programming at Disney Junior, where she spearheaded the development of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” “The Lion Guard,” and the 2006 pop culture phenomenon “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” which is still breaking records today, with over four billion views on Disney Junior’s YouTube channel.

During her more than 13-year tenure at Disney Junior, Hart was instrumental in the launch of the Disney Junior linear channel, which continues to rank as the #1 preschooler network since its launch and has helped build its properties into successful franchises across The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Parks attractions, publishing, consumer products, digital products, and home entertainment.

Prior to Hart’s 20 years at Disney, she had roles at The Florida Film Festival, Universal Creative, and Nickelodeon’s Game Lab. She is the recipient of a Disney Inventor Award for System and Method for Location-Based Entertainment, which resulted in two patents granted to the company.

Hart received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater from the University of Central Florida