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All Things Animation: Biographies

Henry F. Anderson III is a graduate of the CalArts Character Animation program and a Primetime Emmy winning and Oscar nominated animation director and director with over 25 years’ experience in the computer animation industry.  After initially working as an animator, Henry directed several Clio Award winning and Annie Award winning national and international commercials, helming both fully animated and hybrid live-action/CG productions. Henry directed the first several Coca Cola Polar Bear commercials for Rhythm & Hues, as well as spots for PDI/DreamWorks, Blue Sky Studios, Digital Domain and Pixar. Henry was the animation director on the feature film Stuart Little for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.  Prior to that project, Henry won a Primetime Emmy for his work on The Last Halloween, a CBS TV special produced at PDI/DreamWorks which was the first show to feature digital lead characters within a live action TV format.  Henry directed several animated feature films in development at DreamWorks, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. He was the Consulting Director on the feature Flushed Away, overseeing the work from the DreamWorks side to produce Aardman Animation’s first CG feature, and was the animation director on the Disney/Touchstone film Gnomeo & Juliet.  More recently, Henry directed the feature film Robodog  for SEGA’s Marza Animation, working between studios in San Francisco and Tokyo.  He has taught character design at CalArts and has held character animation classes and seminars in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Henry is a member of both the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).

Carlos Cabral joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1997 and has been a character supervisor on hit animated features including Tangled, for which he designed a facial animation system still in use today. Carlos also worked 2012’s Oscar®-winning short Paperman as well as the Oscar®-winning features Frozen and Big Hero 6. His latest contribution was as the head of characters and technical animation on the Oscar®-nominated animated epic Moana. Carlos grew up in the Dominican Republic. He has long been interested in the intersection of art and technology. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, graduating with a degree in Industrial Design. 

Renato dos Anjos oversees character animation, working with a team of animators to realize the directors’ vision for each character’s personality. He collaborates with other departments as each character is designed and built to ensure they meet all animation needs. Renato joined Disney in July 2007. He served as head of animation on the studio’s 2008 animated feature Bolt, as well as on the multiple Emmy® Award-winning 2009 Holiday TV Special Prep & Landing. He served in the same capacity for 2012’s arcade-game-hopping feature Wreck-It Ralph, and 2016’s Oscar®-winning feature Zootopia. During the course of his 28 years in animation, Renato has worked on more than 100 television commercials and numerous animated features. Among his non-Disney feature credits is Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up, as animation supervisor. He also served as an animation supervisor for Open Season.  For Sony Pictures ImageWorks, Renato worked on several projects, including Robert Zemeckis’ The Polar Express, Disney’s The Haunted Mansion and the Oscar®-winning short film The ChubbChubbs! For his work on The Polar Express, Renato received a 2004 VES Awards nomination for outstanding performance by an animated character in an animated motion picture for the character of Steamer. His theatrical credits also include the feature film Titan A.E. (as directing animator) and the Academy Award®-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (as lead animator).  Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Renato initially wanted to be a comic book artist, but fell in love with animation as an intern in 1987 at the age of 14. He lives in Encino, California, with wife Andrea and son Gabriel. They have a black cocker spaniel named Cacao, who provides reference for the animator (when he’s not sleeping).

Maggie Malone recently moved over to Illumination Entertainment as executive producer, after having served as the head of creative affairs and part of the studio leadership team at the Walt Disney Animation Studios for thirteen years. There, she worked on the Academy award-winning films of Zootopia, Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as Moana, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Robinsons, the upcoming release of Ralph Breaks the Internet, and the Tinker Bell films of the DisneyToons Studio division. As director of development for Gary Ross’s company at Universal, Maggie worked on The Tale of Despereaux and conducted script research for Seabiscuit. Maggie holds a BA from Yale and an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television. She also has a background in television production and development, and began her career in off-Broadway theater at the Manhattan Theatre Club. She is the co-author of The Art of Moana and The Art of Wreck-It Ralph. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who is a television, feature, and theater director, their two-year-old daughter, and their Yorkshire terrier, Zapato.

Fabienne Rawley is a film editor who has worked on over 25 films.  She is best known for her work on Zootopia (2016), JFK (1991) and The Insider (1999).  Though she started in live action films, she has been at Disney Animation since 2013.

Marlon West started his career producing educational films for Encyclopedia Britannica, after graduating from Columbia College in 1985. In 1989, he moved to Los Angeles and started freelancing, working on special effects for music videos, television commercials, and motion pictures. Marlon joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1993 as an effects animator on The Lion King. He then went on to create effects for Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, The Emperor’s New Groove. He served as head of effects on Atlantis, The Lost Empire and Home On The Range. Marlon also worked as a digital artist, animating special effects for Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons. He recently served as head of effects animation on Frog Princess and Winnie The Pooh. Marlon served in the same role on the Academy Award winning films, Frozen and Feast.  He most recently served as head of effects animation of Moana, and is currently working on Frozen 2 due Thanksgiving 2019. Always a music fan, he has worked as a DJ in various venues and styles. A native of St. Louis, Marlon resides with his daughter, and thousands of books and records in Glendale, California.

Randy Haberkamp is the Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has direct oversight of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, the Academy Film Archive, Public Programming, Education and other foundation programs including the Student Academy Awards, the Nicholl Fellowships, Academy Gold Internships and the Oral History Projects. He received his Master’s in Motion Picture Production from UCLA and worked for the CBS Television Network for fourteen years culminating as Director of Specials and Feature Films.