Emmy and Gemini award-winner Elizabeth Daro is executive producer/co-owner of Elias Digital Entertainment. She has developed and produced projects with Universal, The Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Nicktoons, UPN, MGM, Amblin, Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Interscope and Imagine, among others.
Most recently Elias Digital Entertainment was awarded a prestigious MegaGrant from Epic Games (Fortnite) for utilizing their game engine in a revolutionary way. Epic had over 10,000 worldwide submissions so Elias Digital was honored to be one of their final selections.
With the MegaGrant financing, Ms. Daro is now combining her love of music with her ability to transform an idea into a best-selling international brand. Recognizing virtual characters as the new frontier of global entertainment, Ms. Daro is forging a revolutionary model for marketing music to the Gen Z demographic by creating the first real-time interactive virtual teen pop star—JAYDEN (currently in production.)
Ms. Daro began her career as co-founder of Sitting Ducks Productions with internationally acclaimed artist, Michael Bedard, after spotting his iconic “Sitting Ducks” poster at a party. At that time, she acquired the rights and negotiated an unprecedented overall deal with Universal Pictures spanning a decade.
Steered by Ms. Daro, the CGI animated television series, Sitting Ducks, was hatched. Co-produced with Universal TV, the series debuted worldwide to rave reviews and became a number-one rated global hit. The series has been sold to over fifty countries and has completed fifty-six episodes. In the U.S. Sitting Ducks aired on Cartoon Network where it became one of its top-rated shows. Based on the success of the television series an extensive global merchandising program was overseen by Ms. Daro. The program attracted over eighty licensees including a Happy Meal promotion with McDonalds. And in Japan the show has had such phenomenal success that four Sitting Ducks’ retail stores have been opened featuring the delightful feathered characters.The long-running hit series is currently airing on NBCUniversal's Peacock network.
Ms. Daro was also at the helm of the Emmy and Gemini award-winning Santa Claus Brothers, a wacky animated prime-time holiday special produced for the Disney Channel. With its stellar cast (Bryan Cranston, Caroline Rhea), impressive ratings and reviews, the Santa Claus Brothers has become a perennial favorite on TV/OTT. In Canada, it was the number one rated show on YTV for the last several seasons.
Working with Saban Entertainment, Ms. Daro developed and produced the critically acclaimed and highly rated animated series, The Mouse And The Monster, which debuted on UPN and is presently airing worldwide.
Ms. Daro was then recruited to develop The New Pink Panther & Pals series for MGM/Cartoon Network. She also was tapped by Disney Studios to develop a new Mickey Mouse television show, updating the Disney icon for a new generation.
Additionally, Ms Daro developed and executive produced 26 episodes of the animated series, Zevo-3, for Skechers Entertainment, which debuted on Nicktoons as its highest rated show. The hit series is currently airing worldwide. Continuing her relationship with Skechers – and utilizing her music production background – Ms. Daro produced a movie and soundtrack featuring the wildly popular Twinkle Toes franchise, which was distributed by Universal Home Entertainment. She also produced two commercials featuring Skechers’ top selling brands.