Max Howard created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney’s most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.
Throughout his illustrious animation career, Max Howard 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.
Max Howard is currently producing a series of animated feature films for Exodus Film Group. Igor, the company’s first production, was released in 2008. The Hero of Color City opens in October, with a third film, Bunyan and Babe, going into production this summer.
Max also served as an executive producer on last years’ Christmas movie, Saving Santa. In the works is a slate of independent animated feature films including A Matter of Tim, Gecko, The Pied Piper, 100% Wolf, and a TV series, Planet Wrong.
In addition, Max is a sought after consultant and lecturer for the animation industry, working with companies and organizations from all around the world.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Max was recently honored with a Doctor of Arts degree from Teesside University in the United Kingdom in recognition for his services to the animation industry.
He also serves as the Chancellor of the Children’s University for the Middlesbrough region in the north east of England.
Max Howard is a DeTao Master with the Beijing Masters Academy in China and a featured speaker at animation events around the world.
Max divides his time between his homes in London and Los Angeles.