Don Hahn
CEO, Stone Circle
Biography
Don Hahn is producer of the worldwide phenomenon The Lion King and the classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. He began his career in film as assistant director to legendary Producer/Director Wolfgang Reitherman (The Jungle Book). He was Associate Producer for the landmark hit Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His other credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, and The Emperor’s New Groove. Hahn was also a founder and Executive Producer of the acclaimed Disneynature Films Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee.

As an author, Hahn’s books on animation, art, and creativity include the best seller Brain Storm, the acclaimed educational series Drawn To Life, and Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Disney’s Animation Studio.
Don Hahn
CEO, Stone Circle
Story Deep Dive

Story is the great unifying human obsession. Using examples from classic stories and his own films, Don Hahn will take an immersive look at the foundations of storytelling, focusing on how to create compelling characters in conflict and peril who grapple with their fears to reach their goals.