Philo Barnhart

MisCon 31 Guest of Honor

Philo Barnhart is a professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

For tv and video games, he's worked on The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can find his artwork being used on toys, books, home electronics, apparel, and posters.

His latest comic title, with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc., is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID.

Philo Barnhart is a professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Philo worked on many animated TV shows and video games including The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can still find his artwork still being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel, and posters.

Philo's parent Dale Barnhart and Phyllis Barnhart were both animators at Disney's animation studios. Growing up watching the magic of art become animation, he spends his life continuing the tradition of making stories come to life through art.

Currently Philo is working with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc. His latest comic title is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID.

Web site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0055441/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Chuck Bordell, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, John Wright

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 31's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, How to Become an Artist, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Jeff Sturgeon

    Pro illustrators and artists team up to discuss all aspects of building a career in art, from developing art skills to gaining exposure, breaking in, negotiating contracts, and more. If you love drawing and painting and want to pursue a career doing what you love, this is the panel for you!

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Life as a Disney Brat: 30 Years of Hollywood, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart

    Former Disney animator and M31 Artist GoH Philo will show and discuss some of his major works, including the Secret of Nimh, the Smurfs, the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Fri 7:00
  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Philo Barnhart, Aaron Douglas, Claire Eddy, David Farland, Amy Farrington

    Calling all Cylons, Replicants, and Teerminators! Come on in, grab a seat, and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 31. We'll meet our Guests of Honor, hand out some Golden Squid Awards, and have a little fun. Our seers, scientists, and sages tell us this will likely only run about half an hour unless the forces of chaos make us go longer.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Watch the Little Mermaid With Philo, Demo Tent (8)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart

    Meet us in the Demo Tent at 11 and walk 2 blocks to the Missoula Public Library to watch Disney's the Little Mermaid with Artist GoH Philo Barnhart. Philo will give commentary about working on the movie as it plays. This is brought to us by the Missoula Public Library and will happen in their large meeting room. You can also just head over to the library on your own or drop in and out during the show. The runtime is 93 minutes, so the event won't last later than 1:30.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Animating the Secret of NIMH, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart

    Artist GoH Philo Barnhart will give a presentation on his exerience animating Disney's "The Secret of Nimh."

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Special Effects: Star Trek the Motion Picture, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart

    Artist GoH Philo Barnhart will give a presentation on his experience creating special effects for Star Trek the Motion Picture.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Philo Barnhart Q and A, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Charles D. Moisant

    A Q & A session with artist GoH Philo Barnhart

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Draw the Little Mermaid With Philo, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart

    Learn how to draw Ariel (the Little Mermaid) with M31 GoH and former Disney animator Philo Barnhart.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Part of Your World: the Little Mermaid, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart

    Join Artist GoH Philo Barnhart for a discussion of his work on the Disney film The Little Mermaid.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Cheyenna Krone, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Mon 12:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Kickstart Your Project, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Charles D. Moisant

    Learn how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from pros who have done it.

  • Break Mon 12:50 - Mon 3:00
  • panel Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Philo Barnhart, Claire Eddy, Amy Farrington

    Finish out MisCon 31 in style and catch a sneak peek at what’s in store for you next year at MisCon 32: Year of Lost Heroes, May 2018.


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 31.


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