Donald Paul Hahn (born November 26, 1955) is an American film producer who is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture) and The Lion King.Hahn is currently Executive Producer of Disneynature films, and owns his own film production company, Stone Circle Pictures.
Don Hahn was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a Lutheran minister. When Hahn was three, his family moved to Bellflower, California, where he went to school and shot his first animated shorts in the high school film club. His family then moved to Burbank, California when he was a teenager. He graduated from North Hollywood High School (where he was a drum major) in 1973, went on to study music at Los Angeles Valley College, and majored in Music and minored in fine art at California State University Northridge. At both colleges, he was also a drum major as he also was in the Royal Cavaliers Youth Band of Van Nuys, California. He was a percussionist in the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. He worked as a drum head tester for Remo Inc. and was the percussion instructor at Notre Dame High School to put himself through college.
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Adventures Thru the Walt Disney Archives
An inside look at rarely seen treasures from the extensive collection of the Archives will be provided by Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives. Some of the icons that have played a role in shaping ...
The amusement park of June's dreams has come to life, after a young girl named June made an incredible discovery. The excitement never stops because of the fun-loving animals that operate the world's ...
Howard Ashman's impact on Broadway, movies, and the culture at large were incalculable even though he died too young. Howard is an intimate tribute to a once-in-a- generation talent and a rousing cele...
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. At 80 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up "trouble" after the comp...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Two-part documentary series about the life and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring archival footage only recently released from the Disney vaults, alongside scenes from some of his greatest films.
Tyrus: The Tyrus Wong Story
The unlikely story of 106-year old Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, and how he overcame poverty and racism in America to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and “Disney ...
Walt Disney was a master of both art and commerce, and he harnessed the power of technology to tell stories. Disney's complex life and enduring legacy is examined in this new film. There are rare arch...
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent, has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent's bet...
Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as...
Miniatures in Motion: Bringing Frankenweenie to Life
Take an in-depth tour of the London set, and meet the filmmakers and artisans whose work, imagination, and heart breathe life into the film.
When Victor's pet dog is hit by a car, he decides to bring him back to life, the only way he knows how. When the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he h...
The Making of Pinocchio: No Strings Attached
The Disney studio made the 1940 classic animated film, "Pinocchio".
Waking Sleeping Beauty
The animation studios of Disney fell on hard times. The artists were divided into two camps, one hungry to innovate and the other not ready to give up control. The best days of animation were over bec...
The Little Matchgirl
Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a poor young girl with a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life was the basis for an animated short. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the ...
Lady's Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp
A documentary on the making of Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp created for the 2006 Platinum DVD.
Home on the Range
Three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion and a colorful corral of animals banded together to save their home when a greedy outlaw tried to take possession of the "Patch Of Heaven" dairy farm. ...
One by One
In a place in Africa we follow a group of children preparing their kites for an adventure of their life. The short was intended to be one of the segments for the proposed but never completed Fantasia...
The Haunted Mansion
Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner Sara got a call one night from a mansion owner, Edward Gracey, who wanted to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion, a torrent o...
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit
This documentary is featured on the 2-disc Vista Series DVD for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, released in 2003
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
The world's most qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. W...
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All
This short documentary shows how "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" came to life.
The Emperor's New Groove
Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and tells him that his home will be destroyed in order to make room for his new summer home. Yzma tried to poison Kuzco and accidental...
The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued
A documentary on the making of Fantasia 2000.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Quasimodo left his Notre Dame tower against the wishes of his guardian, the evil Judge Claude Frollo, at the request of his gargoyle friends. He went to the Festival of Fools and found his first true ...
The Lion King
A young lion prince is thrown out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims to have killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up and lives by a philosophy: No worri...
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, is tired of scaring humans every October 31 and is going to deliver shrunken heads and other Halloween gifts to children on Christmas morning. Sally tries...
Beauty and the Beast
The adventures of a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast will be followed. With the help of the castle's staff, she learns the most ...
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hired a detective to look into her. The stakes are raised quickly when Marvin is found dead, and Roger is t...
The Fox and the Hound
When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expe...
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