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Moonbug Chief Content Officer David Levine Leaves After 18 Months

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Former Disney executive David Levine steps down Cocomelon Moonbug Entertainment outfit after 18 months as Chief Content Officer.

Levine landed in Moonbug in December 2020 and has worked on shows including Netflix’s Little Baby Bum: Music Time and Blippi’s Treehouse for Amazon Kids+.

Its release comes six months after the Rene Rechtman-led UK animation company joined Candle Media last year in a $3 billion deal and just a week after Moonbug acquired One Animation, the Singapore-based media company and production studio behind children’s animation. Oddbods.

His next move is not yet known and a replacement has yet to be named by Moonbug.

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Confirming his release on LinkedIn, Levine wrote, “It has been an amazing experience leading the team at Moonbug Studio, producing over 25 digital first series; original CoComelon, Blippi and Little baby tramp series for top streamers like Netflix and Amazon Kids+; dozens of albums, podcasts for Spotify and more; bring content to children around the world in over 25 languages; and expanding representation in our content.

“The time has come for me to explore new areas and I look forward to new adventures. Many thanks to René for the opportunity and an incredible team. From!”

Levine was previously Vice President of Children’s Programming for Disney Channels Europe & Africa, and UK & Ireland, where he oversaw the direction of original production and developed and commissioned shows including First class chefs, The cottage, 101 Dalmatian Street and Evermoor.

He also launched and commissioned several seasons of global hits PJ Masks and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.

Prior to joining Disney, Levine was Vice President of Ragdoll USA and also worked for The Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Company, where he supported the Teletubbies franchise in North and South America.