President, Exodus Film Group
Speaking at Animex Pro
Max Howard, now of Exodus Film Group, was formerly Senior Vice President of Disney Feature Animation, and President of Warner Bros Feature Animation. He has collaborated on such animation successes as:
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- The Little Mermaid
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Lion King
At Warner Bros Feature Animation, he oversaw hit movies such as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.
He 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.
Exodus Film Group specialises in the production of animated feature films. The company's first production, Igor, was released in theatres around the world in 2008/9. Bunyan and Babe and The Hero of Color City are currently in production and scheduled for release in 2012.
Via his Max Howard Consulting Group (www.maxhoward.net) Max is a sought after consultant and lecturer for the animation industry, working with festivals, colleges, universities and organisations from all around the world.
Max is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, ASIFA, UNICEF's - Cartoons for Children's Rights, Next Generation - the Film and Television Council, and the British Actors Equity Association.