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2010 Mark Henn
For almost 30 years, animator Mark Henn has been playing a key role in the second Golden Age of Disney animation.
As the supervising animator, his work includes Oliver and Dodger in Oliver and Company, Jasmine in Aladdin, Young Simba in The Lion King, the title character and Fa Zhou in Mulan, Tiana in The Princess and the Frog and, most recently, as supervising animator of Pooh and as lead animator for Kanga and Roo for Winnie the Pooh.
As a supervising animator, he also was responsible for characters in The Great Mouse Detective and The Rescuers Down Under, for the hula dancers in Lilo and Stitch, for four characters in Home on the Range, and for the Florida unit’s work on Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Mark started his Disney career working as an animator on the 1983 short subject, Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
He subsequently worked on such projects as The Black Cauldron, The Little Mermaid, the Roger Rabbit shorts “Roller Coaster Rabbit” and “Trail Mix-Up,” The Prince and the Pauper, Pocahontas, Enchanted and the Goofy short, “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater”.
A special project in Mark’s career was the 2000 short subject “John Henry,” which he directed. The short was shown on The Disney Channel and can be found on the American Legends DVD.