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Arnesen brings more than 25 years of kids’ entertainment experience from Hasbro, Cartoon Network and more.
February 8, 2023
Animation producer and IP company, Two Daughters Entertainment, has announced the appointment of Finn Arnesen as chief operating officer. Arnesen is charged with executing the creative and commercial strategy to accelerate growth across the portfolio of IP and increasing revenue across all lines of business.
Arnesen brings decades of experience in kids’ entertainment to the company. With a career spanning 25+ years, Arnesen spent 10 years at Hasbro as senior vice president of global distribution and development, Hasbro Studios, where he oversaw the global expansion of entertainment properties including My Little Pony and Transformers. He spent 16 years at Cartoon Network developing and launching original IP including “The Amazing World of Gumball”, and the mixed-media game show, “Skatoony,” co-productions of The Cramp Twins and Robotboy and launching channels in Europe and internationally.
Finn will report to James Reatchlous, chief executive officer and company founder, working to set the company’s global strategy and expand its growing slate of originals to build sustainable growth.
“We are thrilled to have Finn on board to bring his wealth of experience in kids’ and family entertainment to the company and help us continue to go from strength to strength,” says Reatchlous.
Animated property, “Moley,” is scaling up internationally, with the series so far available in more than 140 countries in 30 languages on Boomerang (Warner Bros Discovery) and free-to-air channel, POP, in the U.K., with expansion into the U.S. and licensed product partnerships to be announced. Two Daughters Entertainment is also developing three new properties that will begin to roll out over the coming year.
“I am delighted to join Two Daughters at this time of expansion and to work with James to build on the success he has had thus far with Moley, and the amazing story behind its creation,” says Arnesen. “The company has solid investment and a dynamic business model, so I am looking forward to playing my part in growing this business and bringing engaging and entertaining IP to global kids’ and family audiences.”
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