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Mark Henn is a Disney animator, whose contributions to animation have included several Disney leading or title characters, most notably heroines. His work includes 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.
Mark is also an accomplished sculptor.
|1981||The Fox and the Hound||Inbetween Artist - Uncredited|
|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||The Prince and the Pauper||Character Animator|
|The Rescuers Down Under||Supervising Animator||Bernard and Bianca|
|1991||Beauty and the Beast||Florida Supervising Animator||Belle|
|1994||The Lion King||Supervising Animator||Young Simba|
|1998||Mulan||Supervising Animator||Mulan and Fa Zhou|
|2000||The Tigger Movie||Animation Consultant - Uncredited|
|John Henery (Short)||Director|
|The Emperor's New Groove||Additional Animator|
|2002||Lilo & Stitch||Lead Animator||Hula Dancers|
|2004||Home on the Range||Supervising Animator||Grace, Wesley, Rusty and Pearl|
|2006||Bambi II (Video)||Supervising Animator||Ronno|
|The Fox and the Hound 2 (Video)||Animation Consultant - Uncredited|
|2007||Meet the Robinsons||Animator|
|How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (Short)||Animator|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Supervising Animator||Tiana|
|2011||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|
|2013||Frozen||Lead 2D Animator|
|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.
- Belz, Emily (November 26, 2013). "Mark Henn talks about creating Disney’s leading ladies". Movies. World News Group. Retrieved 10 September 2014.