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DHX Media Names Ellenbogen CEO

DHX Media Names Ellenbogen CEO
Former Marvel exec replaces Michael Donovan as CEO of DHX Media.

DHX Media has named Eric Ellenbogen chief executive officer and vice chair of the board of directors.

Ellenbogen comes to DHX with more than 30 years running entertainment businesses. He previously held senior-level positions with companies including senior management roles at Broadway Video Entertainment, Golden Books Family Entertainment and Marvel Enterprises before its acquisition by Disney.

“DHX Media has an unmatched portfolio of kids’ and family content with high-profile, beloved characters, including Peanuts, ‘Teletubbies,’ Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, and Inspector Gadget,” says Ellenbogen. “In addition to its library and leading animation studios, DHX Media has built a truly unique asset in WildBrain–one of the largest kids’ networks on YouTube–with unparalleled reach and engagement. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with the management team, employees and our many valued partners and customers to deliver leading content and brands for audiences worldwide.”

Ellenbogen succeeds Michael Donovan, who will continue to serve on the board as founding chair. Donald Wright has been appointed as the non-executive chair.

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