People on the way: Powerkids Names Manoj Mishra CEO, ZAG Taps Disney Retail Vet & More

Develop, manage and monetize children’s cartoon content Power Kids Entertainment Private Limited ( for appointment Manoj Mishra as Chief Executive Officer. Mishra brings over 25 years of industry experience to this position, during which time he has been closely involved in the development, operation and marketing of many popular children’s animation titles including The Jungle Book, The Psammy Show, Robin Hood And the Peter Pan.

Manoj Mishra

“It is an honor to be joining a new and exciting company like Powerkids,” Mishra said. “The organization is uniquely positioned to serve a global audience through the cycle of managing and developing new, high-quality content for kids while monetizing our existing catalog. Unique digital reach to consumers directly is an area for future growth and we have some very exciting plans here.”

Mishra brings decades of experience, leadership and an enviable track record of building and nurturing diverse creative teams in the media and animation industry around the world. He will lead the organization and lead a number of exciting initiatives that include content creation and monetization, with a particular focus on digital initiatives such as PowerkidsTV and Powerkids World.

Mishra most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of DQ Entertainment, and was previously head of commissioning, co-production and acquisitions at Al Jazeera Children’s. He has also had roles in animation and management for famous brands including Penta Four, Arena Multimedia, Wipro and NetGuru.

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Raphael Baltodano

Raphael Baltodano

Award-winning, independent global animation studio ZAG ( Today’s appointment Raphael Baltodano as Vice President, North American Retail Development. The announcement was announced by Julian Zag, Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Head of Consumer Products. Reporting to Lisa K. Foster, Senior Vice President Licensing, North America, Baltodano will manage strategic relationships across all levels of retail across North America for listing properties under ZAG Heroez. His initial focus will be working with retailers on product launches in the fall Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat NoirOver the past three years, more than 200 million products have been sold.

Prior to joining ZAG, Baltodano worked in several key licensing and retail roles at The Walt Disney Company, Pixar and Marvel, spanning over 15 years. Most recently, he served as Director of Retail Brand Development, where he created overall retail strategies for marketing for Disney and Pixar franchises. Brands that fall under his purview in ZAG also include strength players The company’s latest property, Ghost Force.

great shoes ( about appointment Kevin Ratigan And the Eric Bailly as little coloring. Ratigan was promoted from his previous role as an assistant Colorist, while Bayley joined after six years at Alter Ego.

Kevin Ratigan

Kevin Ratigan

Having gained significant experience in studios such as Company 3 and Carbon VFX, Ratigan originally joined Nice Shoes as part of her search for emerging talent to nurture under the supervision of seasoned professionals. Showing extensive knowledge of the industry, his promotion comes just eight months after his initial appointment. Ratigan has worked on a range of media, including commercials and short films, and is particularly prolific in music videos, such as “U 2 Luv” by Nei Yu and Jeremy, “Savage Good Boy” for Japan Breakfast, and Erica Banks’ On Watch. Ratigan is looking forward to a number of long-running projects, experimenting with virtual reality and real time.

Eric Bale

Eric Bailly

Bayley started his career in features and editing wild smoke And the Biblical Waltz For Little Dark / Dragon Peak and Directing life line For his products EpikFliks. He has also starred in a number of commercials while developing his skills at Alter Ego, with notable projects including Red Bull’s “Toronto Dance Tour”, red destiny seriesMazda CX-30 teaser and campaign trailer. As an illustrator of color, he particularly enjoyed the chance to see his work displayed on 30-foot screens as part of the Kia #TheRedCube acquisition in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, as well as getting involved in the creative process with one of his idols, Survivorman Les Stroud, on Surviving disasters with Les Stroud. Bayley rejoins senior Colorist Tricia Hagoriles, who also joined Alter Ego’s Nicce Shoes earlier this year. His upcoming projects include a new TV series and work with top directors.

animal logicin partnership with UTS Animal Logic Academy (, that Jacinta Horen and Robina King are the beneficiaries of the opening animal logic scholarship. Each of the recipients will receive $18,000 to support them this year while completing their MA in Industry-Led Animation and Visualization. Founded in 2017, The Academy is a dedicated digital production studio and teaching facility at the University of Technology, Sydney. Under the guidance of industry experts, MA students immerse themselves in a full-time studio environment, working collaboratively on professional level projects using a combination of 3D animation and visual effects, as well as pioneering the use of emerging visualization techniques such as real-time animation.

Jacinta Horen |  Robina the King

Jacinta Horen | Robina the King

Jacinta Horen He holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation) from JMC Academy and has worked as a Technical Specialist at Apple and as a Digital Artist at Neopets. “I have a great love for every aspect of the animation production line and this year will focus on my skills as a production coordinator, so I will be able to interact with all of them,” Hurin said. “It perfectly fits my love of animation and the management behind it and I’m really looking forward to working and learning from this amazing group of creators.”

Robina the King She is a UTS graduate and composer committed to working in film and immersive media and was previously the Charity and Partnerships Coordinator at the Sydney Film Festival. “I am honored and delighted to be the recipient of the Animal Logic Scholarship. It is an incredibly exciting opportunity to expand my knowledge of visual storytelling and focus on honing my creative and technical skills in composition,” King said. “It is a humbling experience to be supported in the pursuit of a creative passion and I am grateful to Animal Logic for their incredible generosity and continuing to highlight the importance of inclusivity in the industry.”

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