Joanna Hausmann among the creators of 'Hamster and Gretel'
Disney's most recent animated series has the Venezuelan as co-producer and head of the writing team.
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Venezuelan comedian, actress, writer and YouTuber Joanna Hausmann was contacted through her YouTube channel by Dan Povenmire, the renowned film and television director and producer behind Phineas and Ferb, the best Disney animation of the last 10 years.
From there, they forged a friendship, where creativity prevailed and led the director to ask her to be the main writer of the new animated series Hamster and Gretel.
In an interview with the newspaper El Estímulo, Hausmann talked about the new professional challenge it represented, and said she was satisfied with the creative challenge she undertook.
The series is a superhero story, where the main protagonist comes from a Venezuelan-American family.
The house of the main character (Gretel) is typical of a Venezuelan family. On one wall is a painting of the Avila Hill and there are handmade ornaments recognizable in Venezuelan culture, as well as works of art inspired by the kinetic style of Jesus Soto.
Hausman has been known for several years through her funny videos in English, which are broadcast on her own YouTube channel, as well as on Flama, Univision's bilingual platform.
It was her videos that facilitated her meeting with Povenmire, since she had not seen any content in English that spoke of the reality of living in a Venezuelan-American family like her own.