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Kari Kim Named VP, Nickelodeon’s Animation Development


Nickelodeon named Kari Kim as vice-president, animation development.


In this newly created network role, Kim will be responsible for all aspects of original series development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production. Kim will be based in Nickelodeon’s Burbank, Calif. headquarters, reporting to Ramsey Naito, executive vice-president of animation production and development.


Most recently, Kim was a development executive at King Features, where she created and produced content for many of the company’s properties, including CUPHEAD, Popeye and Flash Gordon, and co-created the game Trivia Treat for Amazon Echo.


Kim also worked as a development executive at, developing and pitching new animated content for the kids and family premium development slate. Prior to, Kim was vice-president of program development at HLN, where she helped lead the brand’s relaunch from CNN Headline News to HLN, building video teams to create and develop original series, specials, branded content, and various short form series. She also served as a founding member of the venture capital-funded TV and digital transmedia company, Worldwide Biggies, producing TV series for Nickelodeon, Awesomeness, Spike and EPIX; as a producer for documentaries at Shine Global; and as a supervising producer for EPIX’s documentary film, Alive: Life After Injury.