Philo Barnhart is known for his work on Disney classics The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and The Beast (1991), The Secret of NIMH (1982) and The Black Cauldron (1985). A professional film animator, Philo has worked for Disney, Don Bluth, and other studios. He has also contributed to video games, comic books, and TV shows.
Philo comes from a family of artists: his father, Dale Barnhart, was an animator for Disney and Hanna-Barbera, and his sister, Constance Barnhart, is a sculptor and painter. Philo started his career as an assistant animator for Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, before joining Disney, where he worked on several feature films. He also worked on the video games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace, which were groundbreaking for their use of laser disc technology and interactive animation.
Philo Barnhart left Disney in 1991 and joined Don Bluth Entertainment, where he worked on films like Thumbelina (1994), A Troll in Central Park (1994), and Anastasia (1997). He also worked with other studios, including Film Roman and Warner Bros. He has been involved in various projects, such as An American Tail, The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, and Godzilla, and has done character design, layout, and storyboarding for many different productions.
Philo is not only an animator, but also an actor. He appeared as a boy with a kite in Mary Poppins in 1964, and as a voice actor in The Secret of NIMH in 1982. He has done some live-action roles as a lawyer in Charlie’s Death Wish in 2005, and a wino in Psychon Invaders in 2006.
Philo Barnhart is a talented and versatile artist who has left his mark on the animation industry. He has created some of the most beloved and iconic characters in film history, and has inspired generations of fans and aspiring animators. You meet him in person at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Cabin Fever Show, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA on March 8-10, 2024. Philo will be signing autographs, offering selfie photo ops, and selling his artwork. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a legend of animation and a master of his craft.
About the Show
Daily and weekend passes available while supply lasts. After-party events Friday and Saturday nights available online.
Friday March 8: vendors and artists will be open from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, with a preview for VIPs opening at 3:00 pm.
Saturday March 9: vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am.
Sunday March 10: vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am
Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This annual event is taking place on March 8-10, 2024 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Families will love exploring the 30,000-square-foot venue, filled with vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. But that’s not all – the event also features celebrity appearances, live music, comedy, karaoke, and much more.
If you’re planning on attending the entire weekend, make sure to take advantage of the special hotel deals! For just $99 a night, you can get VIP admission to the event, as well as enjoy all the amenities the Boxboro Regency Hotel has to offer. Most rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the indoor pool, and high-end suites even have separate living rooms and sofa beds.
During your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant, fitness center, and other facilities like free WiFi, free parking, and disabled access. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and on-site business services, like a computer, printer, and fax. If you’re looking for even more dining options, the hotel’s Minuteman Grille American Pub is a must-try, and there are several other nearby restaurants to choose from.