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Oct 18, 2021

Ok folks - here we are with another fine episode of the Pencil Pushers Podcast. I am, as always, your humble host Mike Rosado. Today we get to share with you a very special conversation with a true legend - the one and only Don Hahn. Don is largely known as the longtime producer of some of the greatest animated films of the past 50 years spanning from his start at the Walt Disney studios in the 70’s to the resurgence of the public’s love for animation with films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and much more. Don’s love of Walt Disney the man himself as well as the studio is evident in not only the films he’s helped lead, but also the books he’s written and the documentaries he’s directed.

Pound for pound, I’d put Don at the top of the list for most interesting person at Disney’s studio since Walt left the stage back in the 1960’s. His perspectives as a leader working with some of the most talented creatives in Hollywood - we’re talking Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, Howard Ashman, Richard Williams, Robert Zemekis and others - has made this conversation a tough one to pack into a one hour episode. But, luckily, we got it done and I can’t tell you enough how great a conversation it was. So, do yourself a favor, grab yourself a drink, sit back back relax and enjoy my chat with Don.

The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.

- Mike Rosado 

Post production and editing by Trujillo Media

Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound