Disney Animator, Children’s Author to present during lyceum event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host Daniel Holom, Christian Children’s Author and Mark Henn, animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios © Wednesday, April 25 in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. Sponsored by the UAPB Lyceum Committee, all events are free and open to the public.

Daniel Holom began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1983 and continues to this day.  He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in English Literature.  He has spent many years volunteering in public service, and caring for those less fortunate. Through this, a passionate vision emerged of producing something with lasting influence – writing books for children. Daniel lives with his wife, Vicki, and their two daughters in central Arkansas.

Mark Henn, one of Disney’s best animators (1980 – present) works out of the Burbank, California Disney Studio.  Mark has animated a list of characters that include:   Young Simba (Lion King); Mickey Mouse (in several projects); Goofy; Basil and Dawson (The Great Mouse Detective); Oliver and Dodger (Oliver and Company); Bernard and Bianca (The Rescuers Down Under); Grace the Cow (Home on the Range); Ariel (The Little Mermaid); Jasmine (Aladdin); Belle (Beauty and the Beast); Mulan (Mulan); Pocahontas (Pocahontas); and Giselle (Enchanted).  He has recently completed work on Princess Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog” and the character Winnie the Pooh in an animated feature.  Mark also directed the award-winning short feature, John Henry, Steel Driving Man. Mark lives with his wife, Debbie, in southern California. They have two grown children.

Presentations will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the John M. Ross Theatre followed by a book signing in the lobby from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. where attendees can also purchase copies of the book, Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel written by Holom and illustrated by Henn. A question and answer session will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Art Gallery for aspiring artists and writers to ask in-depth questions and gain valuable insight.

For more information concerning the event, call (870)575-8946.

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