Helsinki-based animation house Gigglebug Entertainment has hired former Disney production manager Beth Parker as its first-ever managing director.
In her new role, Parker will work with Gigglebug CEO Anttu Harlin to define the company’s overall direction and manage its growing pipeline. Her remit includes delivering original productions—such as upcoming series The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti for Disney EMEA and YLE, and Nickelodeon’s Best & Bester—as well as overseeing the studio’s service work. She will work closely with creative director Joonas Utti and creative producer Lucy Pryke, who manage the studio’s content development together.
Before joining Gigglebug earlier this month, Parker served as senior manager of production animation for Disney Channels EMEA, where she oversaw shows including 101 Dalmation Street, PJ Masks and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Before joining Disney in 2014, she was head of production at German animation studio TV-Loonland (Babar) and managing director of Telemagination (The Telebugs) in the UK.