Prior to his role as director of "Winnie the Pooh," DON HALL (Director) served as head of story for 2009's "The Princess and the Frog." As head of story, he worked closely with the directors in editorial and recording sessions; his responsibilities included story crew supervision, storyboarding sequences and writing.
Hall began his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in June of 1995, coming onboard as a story trainee on "Tarzan." He served as a storyboard artist on "The Emperor's New Groove," "Chicken Little" and various development projects. For "Meet the Robinsons," Hall was elevated to head of story. He was nominated for an Annie Award for storyboarding on "The Emperor''s New Groove"-his work on "Meet the Robinsons" netted him a second nomination.
Hall graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Iowa and a BFA in character animation from California Institute of the Arts. After graduating from Cal Arts, he returned to the campus as an instructor in advanced story development.
Hall is a native of Glenwood, Iowa, and currently resides in Pasadena with his wife and two children.