Shane Mang recently joined The Jim Henson Company as Executive Director of Global Consumer Products where is job will be overseeing licensing activities for beloved brands, classic franchises and upcoming new properties.
Mang joins The Jim Henson Company from DHX Media, where he was their Business Development Manager – Americas. During his time at DHX he managed Teletubbies, Mega Man, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi and more. As part of his duties at DHX included managing a network of partners including licensees and manufacturers, licensing agencies, sales teams, toy distributors, and mass and specialty North American retailers. Prior to that, Mang served as Manager, Licensing and Distribution at Nerd Corps Entertainment.
Mang will report to Chris Lytton, COO & EVP of Business Affairs who had this to say about him:
“Shane is a best in class executive with a deep knowledge of the licensing and merchandising industry and the key players in the field. His expertise and enthusiasm are sure to drive growth across the Company’s entire global consumer products lineup,” said Lytton.According to Animation Magazine Mang will be in charge of animated properties such as Dot. which recently renewed for a second season launching fall 2018 (produced by Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Company and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation); the Emmy-nominated Dinosaur Train, Doozers, which wil debut its second season this summer on Hulu; the Emmy-nominated Splash and Bubbles (co-produced with Herschend Studios); and Word Party.
Mang will also oversee classic Henson titles like Farscape, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, and The Dark Crystal.