Don Hall (filmmaker)

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Don Hall
Donald Hall

(1969-03-08) March 8, 1969 (age 50)
Alma materUniversity of Iowa
OccupationFilm director, writer, voice actor
EmployerWalt Disney Animation Studios (1999-present)
Notable work
Tinker Bell (film) Winnie the Pooh
Big Hero 6

Donald Hall (born March 8, 1969) is an American film director, writer, and voice actor at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is known for co-directing Winnie the Pooh (2011), Big Hero 6 (2014), which was inspired by the Marvel Comics team of the same name, and Moana (2016), along with Ron Clements and John Musker.[1] Big Hero 6 won the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Annie Award for Best Animated Feature in 2015.

Don is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor of fine arts degree in drawing and painting.


Title Year Role
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm 1994 Video game; animator
Al Tudi Tuhak 1999 Special thanks
Tarzan Story
The Emperor's New Groove 2000 Additional story material, story artist
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 Additional story artist
Brother Bear 2003 Additional story
Home on the Range (uncredited) 2004
Chicken Little 2005 Character designer, story artist
Meet the Robinsons 2007 Head of story, writer, voice of Uncle Gaston & Gym Coach
Meet the Robinsons Video game; voice of Uncle Gaston
Tinker Bell 2008 Additional story artist
G-Force 2009 story artist
The Princess and the Frog Writer, story supervisor, story, voice of Darnell
Winnie the Pooh 2011 Director (with Stephen J. Anderson), story, screenplay
Janela Indiscreta Himself
Made in Hollywood
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic
Big Hero 6 Director (with Chris Williams), creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios
87th Academy Awards 2015 Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition
Film 2015
Zootopia 2016 Creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Moana Co-Director (with Ron Clements, John Musker, and Chris Williams),[2] story, creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Gone Fishing[3] 2017 Short; co-director
Big Hero 6 The Series 2017 - present Creator: based on his 2014 film


  • Chris Williams, who worked with Hall on Big Hero 6 and Moana
  • Stephen J. Anderson, who worked with Hall on a number of Disney features, includes co-directing Winnie the Pooh.
  • Mark Dindal, who worked with Hall on The Emperor's New Groove and Chicken Little

Awards and nominations[edit]




  1. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (December 31, 2013). "Chris Williams To Co-Direct Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' With Don Hall". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  2. ^ Sciretta, Peter (June 29, 2016). "Disney Animation's Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow, Here's What It Could Be". /Film. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (January 13, 2017). "'Moana' Sails Home on Digital HD February 21 and Blu-ray March 7". Animation World Network. Retrieved January 15, 2017.

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