Karen Toliver

Vice President, Animation Film at Netflix

Toliver joined Netflix in February 2022. She previously served as executive vice president of creative for Sony Pictures Animation. Toliver is also the producer of the Academy Award®-winning animated short film, Hair Love, directed by Matthew A. Cherry. The story of the Young family will continue in the animated series, “Young Love,” coming to HBO Max. 

Toliver also spearheaded the original feature Ferdinand, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Toliver served as a production executive at Walt Disney Animation Studios on films such as Brother Bear, Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons. Toliver began her career as an assistant at Walt Disney Pictures working on the “Mighty Ducks” franchise.