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Mark Henn
Biographical Information

Mark Henn


April 6, 1958


Dayton, Ohio

Career Information



1978 - present

The Lion King work

The Lion King

Mark Henn is a Disney animator whose contributions to animation have included several Disney leading or title characters, such as young Simba from The Lion King.[1]



Henn studied in the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in the seventies. His work includes Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Young Simba in The Lion King, and Mulan in Mulan. He has also been animator of such films as 2007's Enchanted and the Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater. Additionally, he directed the award-winning short film John Henry. Recently, he is the supervising animator of Princess Tiana in Disney's The Princess and the Frog.

Other than being an animator, Henn makes a cameo appearance in the sitcom Full House in the show's season 6 two-part finale The House Meets the Mouse as the animator friend of Joey when the latter visits the Disney animation studio in Florida. He has been nominated for an Annie award four times: three times for Character Animation for The Lion King, Mulan, and Winnie the Pooh, and once for Short Animated Film Direction for John Henry. Henn is also an accomplished sculptor.

Animation Credits

Year Film Position



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