Ari Eisner

The Business and Craft of Animation Writing

The Business and Craft of Animation Writing

Jeffrey M. Howard discusses Disney’s adoption of the Pixar way

by Ari Eisner Jeffrey M. Howard’s been a member of the Disney family since 1998. Although he started on the executive side of the business, being a creator is what he’s really always wanted to do. Howard tells us, “I grew up loving cartoons and drawing my own comics and things like that. I studied […]

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Jeffrey M. Howard on Disney’s Planes

Jeffrey M. Howard on Disney’s <i>Planes</i>

Writer Jeffrey M. Howard tells Creative Screenwriting how to build Planes that soar

by Ari Eisner Disney’s Planes is an animated action comedy that tells the story of Dusty, a crop-dusting plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But being a crop-duster, Dusty has one major problem—he’s afraid of heights. With the help of a seasoned naval aviator, Dusty’s courage is put to the test […]