Don Hahn

Producer, Production manager, Author
A major player in the Hollywood animation "renaissance" of the 1990s, veteran Disney staffer Don Hahn oversaw the production of two landmark animated features: "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) and "The Lion King" (1994) ... Read more »
Born: in Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (19)

Maleficent 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chimpanzee 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Frankenweenie 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

High Ground 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

African Cats 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Oceans 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Waking Sleeping Beauty 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Earth 2009 (Movie)

(Disneynature) (Executive Producer)

The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films 2007 (Movie)

("The Little Matchgirl") (Producer)

The Little Matchgirl 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lorenzo 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Haunted Mansion 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Atlantis: the Lost Empire 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Emperor's New Groove 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lion King 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beauty and the Beast 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tummy Trouble 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Sound (8)

Just Between Friends 1986 (Movie)

sound recording mixer(music) (Sound)

The Little Drummer Boy, Book II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Sound

The First Christmas Snow 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Sound

The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Sound

Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Show)

Sound

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (TV Show)

Sound

The First Easter Rabbit (TV Show)

Sound
Music (7)

Jakarta 1989 (Movie)

music recording (Music)

Braddock: Missing in Action III 1988 (Movie)

music recording (Music)

D.O.A. 1988 (Movie)

music engineer (Music)

Maniac Cop 1988 (Movie)

music recording (Music)

Oceans of Fire (TV Show)

Music

See You in My Dreams (TV Show)

Score Recording
Actor (5)

Waking Sleeping Beauty 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Making of the Lion King 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pixar Story (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (3)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

The Black Cauldron 1985 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Director (2)

Waking Sleeping Beauty 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

(host sequences) (Director)
Writer (1)

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

(host sequences) (Screenplay)
Executive (1)

Meet the Robinsons 2007 (Movie)

(Walt Disney Animation) (Executive)
Other (1)

Mickey's Christmas Carol 1988 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

A major player in the Hollywood animation "renaissance" of the 1990s, veteran Disney staffer Don Hahn oversaw the production of two landmark animated features: "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) and "The Lion King" (1994). The former alerted the industry to both the commercial and artistic possibilities of the medium as it amassed rapturous reviews and over $145 million in box-office receipts. "Beauty and the Beast" also became the first animated feature to garner an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Only marginally less acclaimed, "The Lion King" achieved even greater success in the marketplace with domestic receipts totaling around $340 million, making it not only Disney's biggest hit but also as of 1996) the fifth highest grossing box-office champ. Intimately involved in each aspect of his films--ranging from scripting to music to color to performance--Hahn has emerged as Disney's ace producer of animated features.

Relationships

Emilie Hahn

Daughter

Denise Hahn

Wife

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California
studied music and art

Milestones

2006

Produced the animated short, "The Little Matchgirl" directed by Roger Allers; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short

2004

Produced the Oscar-nominated animated short "Lorenzo"

2001

Served as producer of the animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire", co-directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

1999

Directed the live-action sequences in "Fantasia 2000"

1996

Extended his commitment to Walt Disney Feature Animation for another seven years

1996

Reunited with directors Trousdale and Wise to produce the lavish period musical animated feature, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

1994

Served as producer on the hugely successful animated feature, "The Lion King"; film went on to become the highest grossing film in Disney history and one of the top five box-office champs

1991

Feature producing debut, the critically and commercially acclaimed Disney feature "Beauty and the Beast"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture

1989

Producing debut, "Tummy Trouble", a "Maroon Cartoon" short starring Roger Rabbit; early collaborations with director Rob Minkoff (co-director of "The Lion King") and storymen Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise (co-directors of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Hu

1987

Moved to London, England to begin a two year stint as associate producer on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (released 1988), a Disney co-production with Amblin Entertainment

1986

Served as production manager on the animated feature "The Great Mouse Detective"

1985

First credit as production manager, "The Black Cauldron", an unsuccessful animated feature

1981

Served as assistant animator to legendary Disney animator-director Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman on the feature "The Fox and the Hound"

1977

First Disney credit, production assistant on "Pete's Dragon"

1976

Joined the Walt Disney Studio

Produced "Michael and Mickey", a short film combining animation and live-action, for the Sneak Preview Theater at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida

Started a career as an orchestral percussionist

Moved to Southern California at age three

While in high school, performed as a member of the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic

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