Gaumont has tapped Alex Soto to serve as the company’s creative director for animation and family. In his new role, Soto will oversee the creative direction of Gaumont’s titles, assembling the creative teams for each project currently in development including Stan Sakai’s comic book series Usagi Yojimbo; Julian Lennon and Art Davis’ children’s titles Touch the Earth and Heal The Earth ; “Molly and the Cryptos” with France Television; “Bionic Max” with Gulli; Nael Shusterman’s The Star Shards and Chronicles, Bryan J.L. Glass’ The Mice Templar and more. “Alex is a creative force in the world of animation, his amazing vision has helped bring to life some of the most successful animated series of the past two decades,” says Nicolas Atlan, president, animation and family, Gaumont. “He creates from the heart and that in and of itself is priceless. We are thrilled to have him join the expanding Animation and Family team, one that we believe truly brings together the best of the best in the industry.”Most recently, Soto worked as the executive of creative development at Spin Master Entertainment. Prior roles include positions at Sony Pictures Animation and Film Roman.