Tom Rogers

Executive Producer: The Chicken Squad

Emmy® Award-winner Tom Rogers developed and now serves as executive producer of Disney Junior’s animated comedy “The Chicken Squad.” The series follows Coop, Little Boo and Sweetie—a trio of young chicken siblings—and their trusted mentor, Captain Tully, a retired search and rescue dog, who team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends.

A seasoned screenwriter, Rogers earned an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program category for his work on Disney’s “Elena of Avalor,” which introduced Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. His additional credits include “The Lion King 1½,” “Kronk’s New Groove,” “Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo,” “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast,” “Cinderella II: Dreams Come True,” “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure,” “The Jungle Book 2” and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.”

He is also the author of “Eleven,” a novel about a boy turning 11 on Sept. 11, 2001. The book is taught in middle schools around the country and carried by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

Raised in Dallas, Texas, Rogers graduated from Harvard College with a degree in history and literature. He is a longtime mentor and supporter of the Women in Animation Mentorship Program and has worked with many young writing professionals to help guide them in their careers. He also serves as a mentor with Rise Up Animation, which supports underrepresented groups in the animation industry. Rogers currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.