Hahn, Don 1955-
Hahn, Don 1955-
Born 1955, in Chicago, IL; raised in Southern California; married Denise (an animator); children: Emilie. Education: Studied music and art at California State University, Northridge.
Producer and director. Walt Disney Feature Animation, executive vice president for creative development. Worked as an orchestral percussionist; also performed with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic as a high school student. Participated in panel discussions.
Academy Award nomination (with others), best picture, 1992, for Beauty and the Beast; Golden Satellite Award (with Roy Conli), best motion picture—animated or mixed media, International Press Academy, 1997, for The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Special Achievement Award, Heartland Film Festival, 2003, for his work in animation; DVDX Award nomination (with Baker Bloodworth), best new movie scenes (finished-edited into movie or stand-alone), DVD Exclusive awards, 2003, for The Lion King; Academy Award nomination (with Roger Allers), best short film, animated, 2007, for The Little Matchgirl.
Film Producer; Animated Films:
Associate producer, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (live action and animated; also known as Dead Toons Don't Pay Bills, Murder in Toontown, Roger Rabbit: A New Breed of Toon, Toons, The Toontown Trial, Trouble in Toontown, Who Shot Roger Rabbit?, Chi ha incastrato Roger Rabbit, Falsches Spiel mit Roger Rabbit, Hvem snorede Roger Rabbit, Kto wrobil krolika Rogera?, Kuka viritti ansan, Roger Rabbit?, Quem tramou Roger Rabbit?, Quien engano a Roger Rabbit?, Qui veut la peau de Roger Rabbit?, Uma cilada para Roger Rabbit, and Vem satte dit Roger Rabbit?), Buena Vista, 1988.
Tummy Trouble (short film), Warner Bros., 1989.
Roller Coaster Rabbit (short film), Buena Vista, 1990.
Beauty and the Beast (also known as A bela e a fera, A Szepseg es a szoernyeteg, Belle en het beest, Bijou to yaju, Die Schoene und das Biest, I pentamorfi kai to teras, Kaunotar ja hirvioe, La bella e la bestia, La bella y la bestia, La belle et la bete, Lepotica in zver, Piekna I bestia, Skjonnheten og udyret, Skoenheten och odjuret), Buena Vista, 1991, longer version released as Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition.
Producer of 3D version, The Nightmare before Christmas (also known as Nightmare before Christmas, Tim Burton';s "The Nightmare before Christmas," El extrano mundo de Jack, Jack's ongelofelijke kerstreis, L'etrange Noel de monsieur Jack, O estranho mundo de Jack, Painajainen ennen joulua, Pesadilla antes de Navidad, and Predbozicna mora), Buena Vista, 1993, 3D version released as Tim Burton's "The Nightmare before Christmas" in Disney Digital 3-D.
The Lion King (also known as King of the Jungle, Aslan kral, Az oroszlankiraly, De Leeuwenkoning, Der Koenig der Loewen, El rei lleo, El rey leon, Il re leone, Konungur ljonanna, Krol lew, Leijonakuningas, Lejonkungen, Le roi lion, Levji kralj, Lovenes konge, Lovernes konge, Lovikuningas, Mbreti luan, Melech Ha-Arayot, and O rei leao), Buena Vista, 1994, other versions also released.
Michael & Mickey (live action and animated short film), Disney-MGM Studios, Sneak Preview Theater, Orlando, FL, 1995.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Buena Vista, 1996.
Executive producer, The Emperor's New Groove (also known as Kingdom in the Sun, Kingdom of the Sun,A nova onda do imperador, Careva nova aeud, Disney's "Keizer Kuzco," Ein Koenigreich fuer ein Lama, El emperador y sus locuras, Eszeveszett birodalom, Keisarin uudet kuviot, Keizer kuzco, Kejsarens nya stil, Kejserens nye flip, Kuzco, l'empereur megalo, Las locuras del emperador, Le follie dell'imperatore, Pacha e o imperador, and Un empereur nouveau genre), Buena Vista, 2000.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (also known as Atlantis, Atlantida—O continente perdido, Atlantide, l'empire perdu, Atlantis—Das Geheimnis der verlorenen Stadt, Atlantis—Det forsvunde rige, Atlantis: De verzonken stad, Atlantis: El imperio perdido, Atlantis, en forsvunnen varld, Atlantis—Kadonnut kaupunki, Atlantis, l'imperi perdut, Atlantis: L'impero perduto, Atlantis—O reino perdido, Atlantisz: az elveszett birodalom, and I hameni Atlandida), Buena Vista, 2001.
The Haunted Mansion (also known as Disney's "The Haunted Mansion," Die Geistervilla, Kummituskartano, La casa dei fantasmi, La mansion embrujada, La mansion encantada, Le manoir hante, Le manoir hante et les 999 fantomes, Mansao mal-assombrada, and Spoekhuset), Buena Vista, 2003.
Executive producer, Lorenzo (animated short film; also known as Lorenzo the Cat), Buena Vista, 2004.
One by One (animated short film), Walt Disney Pictures, 2004.
The Little Matchgirl (animated short film), Buena Vista, 2006.
Film Director; Animated Films:
Assistant director, The Fox and the Hound (also known as Tod & Capper, Cap und Capper, Cap und Capper—Zwei Freunde auf acht Pfoten, El zorro y el sabueso, Frank en frey, Lis I ogar, Micke och Molle, Micke och Molle vaenner naer det gaeller, O cao e a raposa, Papuca e dentuca, Red e Toby nemiciamici, Rox et Rouky, Tod y Toby, Topi ja Tessu, and Topi och Tessu), Buena Vista, 1981.
Director of host sequences, Fantasia/2000 (animated and live action; also known as Fantasia Continued, Fantasia '99, and Fantasia 2000), Buena Vista, 1999.
Film Production Manager; Animated Films:
The Black Cauldron (also known as Taran and the Magic Cauldron, Czarny kocil, Hiidenpata, O caldeirao magico, Taram et le chaudron magique, Taran en de toverketel, Taran och den magiska kitteln, Taran und der Zauberkessel, Taron e la pentola magica, and Taron y el caldero magico), Buena Vista, 1985.
The Great Mouse Detective (also known as Basil of Baker Street, Basil—The Great Mouse Detective, Basil, der Grosse Maeusedetektiv, Basil, detective prive, Basil, el raton superdetective, Basil Hiiri, mestarietsivae, Basil l'investigatopo, De Speurneuzen, and Maesterdetektiven Basil Mus), Buena Vista, 1986, later released as The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective.
Film Work; Other; Animated Films:
(Uncredited) Assistant animator, Pete's Dragon, Buena Vista, 1977.
Production assistant, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Buena Vista, 1983.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Himself, The 100 Greatest Family Films, Channel 4 (England), 2005.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Himself, Be Our Guest: The Making of "Beauty and the Beast" (also known as The Making of "Beauty and the Beast"), Disney Channel, 1991.
Himself, The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John, 1994.
Himself, The Making of "The Lion King," Disney Channel, 1994.
Himself, The Making of Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," ABC, 1996.
Himself, Most Unlikely Heroes (also known as Disney's "Most Unlikely Heroes"), ABC, 1996.
Himself, The 100 Greatest Cartoons, Channel 4 (England), 2005.
Himself, The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued, Walt Disney Home Video, 2000.
Himself, Still the Fairest of Them All: The Making of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Walt Disney Home Video, 2001.
Himself, Beauty and the Beast: Disney's Animation Magic (short), Walt Disney Home Video, 2002.
Himself, Celebrating Dumbo (short), Walt Disney Home Video, 2002.
Himself, A Tale as Old as Time: The Making of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Walt Disney Home Video, 2002.
Himself, Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit (short), Buena Vista, 2003.
Himself, Behind the Tunes: Bugs—A Rabbit for All Seasonings (short), Warner Bros., 2003.
Himself, Behind the Tunes: Merrie Melodies—Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music (short), Warner Bros., 2003.
Himself, Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes, Warner Bros., 2003.
Himself, From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men (short), Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.
Himself, Lady's Pedigree: The Making of "Lady and the Tramp," Buena Vista, 2006.
Screenplay for host sequences, Fantasia/2000 (animated and live action; also known as Fantasia Continued, Fantasia '99, and Fantasia 2000), Buena Vista, 1999.
Disney's Animation Magic: A Behind the Scenes Look at How Animated Film Is Made, Disney Press, 1996.
Disney's Animation Kit, Disney Press, 1999.
Disney's Animation Kit Workbook, Disney Enterprises, 1999.
Dancing Corndogs in the Night: Reawakening Your Creative Spirit (also known as Dancing Corn Dogs in the Night: Reawakening Your Creative Spirit), Disney Editions, 1999.
Animation Magic 2001, Disney Press, 2001.
(With Christopher Finch) The Lion King: A Giant Leap, Disney Editions, 2003.
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