June 13th - Special Ticketed event to be announced
June 14th & 15th - Dayton Disneyana Collectible Expo & Disney Pin and Vinylmation Trading
Hosted by the Dayton "Plane Crazy" Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club. DAYTON Disneyana - 2014, is a Disneyana Collectibles Expo and Disney Pin and Vinylmation Trading Event.
SPECIAL GUEST: MARK HENN
Mark Henn is one of the most talented and versatile animators to ever work at Walt Disney Animation Studios, and he has literally had a hand in creating some of the most appealing and entertaining characters in the Studios' history. His impressive list of characters includes a host of popular Disney princesses (Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, among others), as well as other iconic figures. Among Henn's recent credits, he served as supervising animator on Princess Tiana in "The Princess and the Frog," and on Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin for the 2011 feature, "Winnie the Pooh." For Disney's 2013 feature release, "Frozen," he lent his expertise in character expression, posing, and animation to the CG animation team through "draw-overs" and critiques. And for the "never before seen" Mickey Mouse short, "Get a Horse," he animated some of Disney's most beloved characters.
Henn joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1980 as an in-betweener for “The Fox and the Hound.” He was promoted to animator less than a year later, tackling the featurette “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” for which he was part of the team responsible for animating Mickey Mouse. As an animator on “The Black Cauldron,” Henn worked on the Horned King’s henchman, Creeper; the furry Gurgi; and Fflewddur Flam, the wandering minstrel. He animated Goofy in “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater” for Disney’s shorts program and provided animation for the bookend sequences for the Walt Disney Studios hit “Enchanted.”
Since joining Disney, Henn has risen through the ranks to become one of the industry’s most respected artists. In his first stint as a supervising animator, Henn animated Basil, Dr. Dawson, Olivia and Flaversham in “The Great Mouse Detective.” Since then, he has continued in his role as supervising animator, bringing life to Oliver, Dodger, Jenny and Fagin in “Oliver & Company”; Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”; Bernard and Bianca in “The RescuersDown Under”; Mickey, the Prince and Goofy in the animated featurette “The Prince and the Pauper”; Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”; Jasmine in “Aladdin”; Young Simba in “The Lion King”; the free-spirited and irrepressible heroine in “Mulan” as well as her father, Fa Zhou; the hula dancers in the opening sequence of “Lilo & Stitch”; and Grace in “Home on the Range.” He also served as an animator on the title character in “Pocahontas.” In 2000, Henn traded his pencil for a director’s chair and directed the award-winning short “John Henry,” which is based on the popular American legend.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Henn was age 7 when he announced that he wanted to be an animator after being inspired by the Disney animated classic “Cinderella.” In 1980, he successfully completed the character-animation program at California Institute of the Arts, then began his career at Disney, where he was mentored by legendary Disney animator Eric Larson. Henn is an antiques collector and American-history buff. He and his family currently reside in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Henn has received many honors and accolades from his industry peers, including the prestigious Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation at the 40th Annual Annie Awards, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood (the International Animation Film Society) in January 2013.
SPECIAL GUEST: JIM HILL
Jim Hill is an award-winning entertainment writer who lives in New Boston, New Hampshire. Over the past thirty years, he has interviewed hundreds of veterans of the animation and themed entertainment industry and written extensively about The Walt Disney Company.
Feature stories written by Mr. Hill are posted twice a week in the Entertainment section of the Huffington Post. Jim is currently working on a behind-the-scene history of the development and construction of Disneyland. For his more immediate musings on movies, TV shows, books and theme parks, please check out his blog, www.jimhillmedia.com.
Our guests will be available for photos and autographs each afternoon. A special treat will be a presentation by our guests in the afternoon each day
Special Ticketed Friday Night Event - to be announced
PIN OR VINYLMATION TRADER? PIN OR VINYLMATION TRADER? We have a space set up for your pin trading fun for Saturday night and also open all day when the event doors are open during the weekend.
Do you really like a certain character? ...I mean REALLY, REALLY like one! Then come in costume on Saturday. We will have our judging at 3:30 pm. We welcome you to wear your costumes all day or you may change into your creation when you get here.