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Walt Disney TV Animation has been put under the supervision of network TV president Dean Valentine, the studio said June 8.

The announcement follows confirmation that Gary Krisel, who has served as president of the division since 1984, is leaving the studio (Daily Variety, June 8).

Valentine, promoted to president of network TV for Walt Disney TV & Telecommunications in October, will continue to oversee all development and production of primetime programming, reporting to recently installed Disney TV & Telecommunications prexy Dennis Hightower. In his expanded role Valentine also will be responsible for development and production of animated TV series.

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