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April 6, 1958|
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Mark Henn (born April 6, 1958) is a Disney supervising animator, whose contributions to animation have included several Disney leading or title characters, most notably heroines. His work includes Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Young Simba in The Lion King and the title character in Mulan. He has also been animator of such films as 2007's Enchanted and the Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater. Additionally he directed the award-winning short film John Henry. Recently, he was the supervising animator of Princess Tiana in The Princess and the Frog.
Henn grew up in Ohio. In 1978, Henn was accepted into the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied under Disney animators such as Jack Hannah and T. Hee. Fellow students included Joe Ranft, Mark Dindal and John Lasseter.
Henn joined the Disney studio in 1980 and began work as an inbetweener for Glen Keane on The Fox and the Hound. According to Henn, Keane was finishing the climactic bear fight scene and Henn worked with him on that. Henn has also worked on other animated features such as Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Great Mouse Detective and The Little Mermaid.
Henn is also an accomplished sculptor.
Henn has also animated Mickey Mouse on Nighttime Spectaculars in DisneyParks and Resorts, including Celebrate The Magic in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney in Disney's California Adventure Park, Ignite the Dream, A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light in Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Illuminations in Disneyland Paris, Disney Gifts Of Christmas and Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo Disneyland, and "We Love Mickey" Main Street Projection Show in Hong Kong Disneyland.
|1983||Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short)||Animator|
|1985||The Black Cauldron||Animator|
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Supervising Animator||Basil and Doctor David Q. Dawson|
|1988||Oliver & Company||Supervising Animator||Oliver and Dodger|
|1989||The Little Mermaid||Directing Animator / Florida Supervising Animator||Ariel|
|1990||Roller Coaster Rabbit (Short)||Animator|
|The Prince and the Pauper (Short)||Character Animator|
|The Rescuers Down Under||Supervising Animator||Bernard and Bianca|
|1991||Beauty and the Beast||Florida Supervising Animator||Belle|
|1993||Trail Mix-Up (Short)||Character Animator|
|Full House: The House Meets the Mouse (Part 1) (TV Series)||Voice||Animator|
|1994||The Lion King||Supervising Animator||Young Simba|
|1996||Quack Pack (TV Series)||Supervising Animator - 1 Episode|
|1998||Mulan||Supervising Animator||Fa Mulan and Fa Zhou|
|2000||John Henry (Short)||Director|
|The Emperor's New Groove||Additional Animator|
|2002||American Legends||Director - Segment "John Henry"|
|Lilo & Stitch||Lead Animator||Hula Dancers|
|2004||Home on the Range||Supervising Animator||Grace, Wesley, Rusty and Pearl Gesner|
|2006||Bambi II (Video)||Supervising Animator||Ronno|
|2007||Meet the Robinsons||Animator|
|How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (Short)||Animator|
|2009||Pups of Liberty (Short)||Supervising Animator|
|The Princess and the Frog||Supervising Animator||Tiana|
|2011||The Ballad of Nessie (Short)||Animator|
|Winnie the Pooh||Supervising Animator||Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin|
|2012||Wreck-It Ralph||Additional Visual Development|
|2013||Saving Mr. Banks||Animator||Tinker Bell|
|Get a Horse! (Short)||Animator|
|Frozen||Lead 2D Animator|
|Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (TV Movie)||Special Thanks|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Lead 2D Animator|
- Noyer, Jeremie (December 18, 2009). "The Princess And The Frog's Supervising Animator Mark Henn – Part 1: It All Started With A…Mermaid!". Animated Views. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- http://www.dlrpmagic.com/interviews/down-in-new-orleans-with-princess-tianas-supervising-animator-mark-henn/[permanent dead link]
- Belz, Emily (November 26, 2013). "Mark Henn talks about creating Disney's leading ladies". Movies. World News Group. Retrieved 10 September 2014.