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Max Howard    

Animation Producer Known for "The Little Mermaid," The Lion King" & "Aladdin"

Max Howard created and ran animation studios for The Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney’s most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation, he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.

Howard served as an executive producer on the recently completed animated feature film and TV series, 100% Wolf, being produced in Australia by Flying Bark Animation Productions. In addition, Howard was an executive producer on the Christmas movie, Saving Santa, and a slate of animated feature films for Exodus Film Group: Igor, The Hero of Color City, and Bunyan and Babe.

Throughout his illustrious animation career, Howard has worked with UNICEF to bring health and social messages to developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and South America through the use of animation, underscoring the important role this medium can bring to overcome ethnic and social prejudices.

Howard is a sought-after animation consultant; and a feature animation guest speaker/lecturer/panelist - both in person and on-line - at art schools, universities, festivals and industry events worldwide, as well as acting in an advisory capacity developing the animation curriculum with numerous schools.

He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Howard is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Teesside University in the United Kingdom in recognition of his services to the animation industry.

Howard is a DeTao Master providing lectures at universities throughout China on the development, production and distribution of animated films. He has also been working with local producers, adapting classic Chinese stories as animated features targeting international distribution. In addition, Howard is an Associate Professor at Communications University of China, Nanjing.

Howard joined the Academy of Film, School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University as part of their Fellowship Programme. His company, Max Howard Consulting Group, has offices in Los Angeles and London.

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