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Howard E. Green, a 36-year veteran of The Walt Disney Studios’ publicity, marketing, and communications team, currently serves as vice president, communications for Walt Disney Animation Studios. In that role, he oversees the Animation Research Library's Oral History program, which has already completed 30 sessions with key animation figures from the past and present. He also continues to write about all new animated features released by Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and contributes to a wide variety of projects involving Disney animation, and the Studio's legacy.
From 1997 – 2009, Howard held the post of vice president of studio communications for The Walt Disney Studios. In that capacity, he was responsible for a wide range of internal and external communication activities, including press releases for the motion picture division, speeches for top Studio executives, annual report copy, and presentations for special events.
During his tenure at the Studio, Howard’s special area of expertise has been animated films produced for both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. He has been integrally involved in the publicity and marketing campaigns for nearly every major animated release since 1978. Howard has also written two books for Disney: Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney (with Amy Boothe Green; 1999), and The Tarzan Chronicles (1999). He served as producer for Disney on the 1981 theatrical featurette, “Once Upon a Mouse,” and received an associate producer credit on the 2001 feature-length documentary, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth.
Howard served as a publicist for the launch of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center in 1982, and helped coordinate Mickey Mouse’s 50th Birthday whistle stop cross-country train tour in 1978. For Mickey’s 60th Birthday celebration, Howard handled publicity duties for the first-ever Disney-Soviet Film Festival, which brought Mickey and four Disney animated classics to the former Soviet Union for the first time.
In addition to his role with Disney, Howard served as co-producer of the Emmy®-nominated TCM Original Film, Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer – The Dream’s On Me, which aired in 2009 to mark the legendary singer/songwriter’s centennial.
A native of Philadelphia, Howard received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, and went on to receive an MBA in marketing from the University of Southern California. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In 2013, Green was honored at the 40th Annual Annie Awards by his peers at the international animated film society, ASIFA, with the prestigious June Foray Award (given to individuals who have made a significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation). The award was presented by Foray herself and renowned film historian/author Leonard Maltin.