Max Howard

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Max Howard
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Howard in 2010
Born United Kingdom
Occupation Film producer

Max Howard is a film producer and studio executive, based in Los Angeles. He has run studios for Walt Disney Feature Animation in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, and was president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation.[1][2] He has worked on or been responsible for a number of successful film projects. His credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Igor.[3]

He lives in Los Angeles, and runs two independent film companies, Melwood Pictures, and the Max Howard Consulting Group. The group offers the inside track on animation feature production.. [4]

Howard has been honoured with a Doctorate of Arts degree from Teesside University in the United Kingdom in recognition for his services to the animation industry. He is also the Chancellor of Middlesbrough Children's University.[5]

In 2015 Max started working In China on a regular basis for the DeTao Group, where he runs Melwood Pictures at DeTao, and is developing features based on Chinese content.



In 1998 he received a Certificate of Merit at the Annie Awards in Los Angeles.[3]


  1. ^ Kenyon, Heather (April 1998). "An Afternoon with Max Howard, President, Warner Bros. Feature Animation". Animation World Magazine (3.1). Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ Karon, Paul (June 9, 1998). "WB’s Howard to join DreamWorks". Variety. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Max Howard at IMDB Max Howard at IMDB Retrieved October 2011
  4. ^ Max Howard Consulting Group official website Retrieved October 2011
  5. ^ Middlesbrough Council publicity website Retrieved October 2012
  6. ^ Kemp, Stuart (18 May 2013). "Cannes: U.K. Sales Banner Moviehouse Entertainment Shops Animation 'The Hero of Color City' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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