Nick names Kari Kim as Animation Development VP

Author: Nickandmore!


BURBANK, Calif.—Feb 8, 2019—Nickelodeon has named Kari Kim as Vice President, Animation Development.  The announcement was made today by Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President of Animation Production and Development, to whom she will report. Kim will be based in Nickelodeon’s Burbank, Calif. headquarters.

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.

Said Naito: “Kari’s expertise in creating original content and her ability to identify new talent makes her a terrific addition to the Nick animation team. By combining her experience with our current franchise development team, led by Claudia Spinelli, we are on track to continue to grow our animation content pipeline.”

Most recently, Kim was a development executive at King Features Syndicate, Inc., 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 worked as 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.

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