Max Howard to Give Graduation Speech at The Animation Workshop
From Animation Workshop press release:
Legendary animation producer Max Howard, who is responsible for such gems as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Iron Giant, will hold a speech at the upcoming graduation event for Character Animators and Computer Graphic Artists at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
Max Howard has a long lasting relationship with The Animation Workshop. The school is one of Europe’s premiere animation institutions, each year graduating 50 highly skilled animation experts who end up working in the animation, computer games and VFX industries all over the world.
This year, the school premieres six new animation shorts. The films are made in groups consisting of students from the Character Animation and Computer Graphic Arts lines and are the students’ graduation projects. The films cover a lot of ground both stylistically and artistically, ranging from full-fledged 3D to hand drawn animation with an Eastern European flavor.
Last years’ graduation films has been viewed more than 2.5 million times online on Youtube, Vimeo and the school’s own website, and this year’s batch will also launch online just after graduation on the 27th of January.
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About Max Howard
Max Howard created and ran studios for Disney 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.
Throughout his illustrious animation career, Max 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.
Max Howard is currently producing a series of animated feature films for Exodus Film Group. The company’s first production, Igor was released in 2008.
Max is a sought after consultant and lecturer for the animation industry, working with companies and organizations from all around the world. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.