Animated Girl Power: The story of "Descendants Wicked World"

19 September 2016

Aliki Theofilopoulos
Jenni Magee-Cook

Executive Producers, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Jenni Magee-Cook will share their experience of creating Disney Channel's exciting, hit animated series, "Descendants Wicked World," an extension of the Descendants Disney Channel Original Movie. They will discuss their careers as female leaders in the animation industry and how they brought their commitment and ideals of female empowerment into the series. Each will discuss their career paths, obstacles, and triumphs, as well as the specifics of bringing the Descendants to life in animated form. They will discuss their experience with working in partnership with a foreign studio and share funny stories, drawings, and video clips, keeping their mission of "girl power" at the center.

Aliki Theofilopoulos is most known for being an Executive-Producer and Director on Disney's hit series "Descendants Wicked World" as well as an Emmy nominated writer, storyboard artist, and Emmy nominated song writer on Disney's "Phineas and Ferb".

Currently she is the Supervising Producer on a new show for Dreamworks Television which embodies many of the ideals she is so passionate about. She is an active member of Women in Animation, and recently traveled to Greece to give a TEDx talk!

Jenni Magee-Cook (Producer) was the Executive Producer, in addition to producing the Disney Channel hit series "Disney Descendants Wicked World." Magee-Cook joined Disney Feature Animation in 1995 and served as department manager for "Mulan," "The Emperor's New Groove" and "Brother Bear." In 2011 Magee-Cook moved over to Disneytoon Studios to produce "The Pirate Fairy" which was released both theatrically internationally and Blue-Ray/DVD for domestic in 2014. Currently Magee-Cook is at Sony Pictures Animation producing an international and domestic theatrical release for Christmas of 2017.

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