March 1, 2016
TV and film production company Wind Dancer Films is officially moving into the children’s television space with the launch of a new division aimed at kids. Wind Dancer Films president Dete Meserve, recently named Principal, will be in charge of children’s programming in the new division. In addition, Meserve has tapped Rusty Tracy as the company’s new VP of Animation, her first key hire in her new role. Tracy has worked on various animated kids TV series, including Monsters & Aliens and Kung Fun Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (creative director), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (main character designer), and The Penguins of Madagascar (CG supervisor).
Wind Dancer Films is behind the new PBS Kids CGI-animated series Ready, Jet, Go!, which premiered last month. They also have animated series Not a Box in development and are working to develop, produce and finance more animated properties. Wind Dancer’s other credits include TV series Roseanne and Home Improvement, and indie feature What Women Want.