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Disney Vet, Adam Bonnett, to Head Mattel Television

Mattel appointed Adam Bonnett, a 21-year Disney Channel veteran, as executive producer, Mattel Television.

Bonnett will be responsible for global episodic content development and production for live action and animation based on the company’s brands. He will report to Richard Dickson, Mattel’s president and COO.

“Adam is an extraordinarily talented executive with a proven track record of developing high-quality TV content that captures the imagination of kids worldwide,” says Dickson. “Adding his expertise is another important step as we build out our franchise management capabilities in order to maximize the potential of our brands across a variety of channels and consumer touchpoints.”

Most recently, Bonnett led Original Programming at Disney Channels Worldwide, where he oversaw all live-action development and current original series and movies for Disney Channel, as well as multi-platform programming, casting and talent relations. During more than two decades at Disney Channel, he developed and oversaw numerous hit series including Hannah Montana, the Emmy Award-winning shows Even Stevens and Wizards of Waverly Place, and other hit series including Lizzie McGuire, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Sonny With A Chance, That’s So Raven, Andi Mack, Raven’s Home, KC Undercover, Jessie, as well as the animated series Kim Possible.

Bonnett also led Disney Channel Original Movies which include the Descendants franchise, Teen Beach Movie, Disney’s Zombies, Adventures in Babysitting (reboot) and Disney’s upcoming live-action movie, Kim Possible. Prior to joining Disney, Bonnett was the director of current programming for Nickelodeon where he oversaw the annual franchise The Kids Choice Awards.