Rob LaDuca

Emmy Award-winner Rob LaDuca is executive producer of Disney Junior’s animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” a madcap car-racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Disney’s No. 1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald.

LaDuca served as executive producer of Disney Junior’s Emmy Award-nominated series “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and Emmy Award-winning series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

A 28-year veteran of Disney Television Animation, LaDuca’s credits include “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride,” “Boo! To You Too, Winnie the Pooh,” “Disney’s Aladdin” and “The Lion Kings: Timon and Pumbaa.” His storyboarding credits include “Gummi Bears,” “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,” “Duck Tales,” “Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers” and “Tale Spin.” LaDuca’s storyboarding has twice received special recognition from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, awarding him Emmy Award certificates for “Winnie the Pooh” and Marvel Productions’ “Muppet Babies.”

LaDuca’s directing credits include Disney Television Animation’s “Lilo & Stitch: The Series,” the Emmy Award-winning “Tutenstein” for Discovery Channel and NBC, and Dreamworks Feature Animation’s “Joseph, King of Dreams,” which earned him a DVD Premiere Award for Best Directing and the Heartland Film Festival Award for Best Film. He also served as a sequence director on “The Ant Bully,” produced by Tom Hanks and the Academy Award-nominated “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.”

LaDuca previously worked for the innovative Ralph Bakshi and later at LucasFilms’ Industrial Light and Magic, animating the special effects on “Poltergeist,” “Return of the Jedi” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” His career has also taken him overseas to Japan, Korea and England to supervise animated projects for Disney and other animation studios.

A native New Yorker, LaDuca resides in Los Angeles.