Mark Henn

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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.

Early life[edit]

Henn grew up in Ohio. In 1978, Henn was accepted into the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts.[1] where he studied under Disney animators such as Jack Hannah and T. Hee.[1] Fellow students included Joe Ranft, Mark Dindal and John Lasseter.[1]


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.[1] 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.


He has been nominated for an Annie award four times: three times for Character Animation for The Lion King, Mulan, and Winnie the Pooh, and once for Short Animated Film Direction for John Henry.


Year Title Notes Characters
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
1992 Aladdin Supervising Animator Jasmine
1994 The Lion King Supervising Animator Young Simba
1995 Pocahontas Animator Pocahontas
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
Enchanted 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[2]
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


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