Legendary Disney animator Mark Henn flew-in to town to spearhead and serve as the main attraction in Disney’s first-ever ‘Hall D’ in Asia through AsiaPOP Comicon scheduled at SMX Mall of Asia on Sunday, July 29.
“It’s an incredible honor to be part of Disney’s first-ever `Hall D’ in Asia, and I’m as excited as ever to meet and engage with Disney fans in the Philippines,” said Henn who’s a first-time visitor to the country.
A veteran animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios for 38 years, Henn is currently serving as the 2D animation supervisor for the studios’ upcoming feature film, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (in Philippine cinemas November 21).
Henn will hold an exclusive presentation inside `Hall D,’ tracing his beginnings at Disney, up to the illustrious present. Henn is the artist behind the classic Disney characters Ariel in “The Little Mermaid,” Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” Jasmine in “Aladdin,” Young Simba in “The Lion King,” title characters “Mulan” and “Pocahontas,” and Princess Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog.”
In 2000, Henn traded his pencil for a director’s chair on the award-winning short “John Henry,” based on the popular American legend.
Previously, Henn served as lead 2D animator on the Academy Award®-winning “Big Hero 6” and “Frozen.”