Chair of Animation
Dan Boulos is a classically trained animator and story artist with screen credits including Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Feature Animation), Space Jam (Warner Brothers Feature Animation) and The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks Feature Animation). After more than a decade in the feature film industry in Los Angeles Dan moved to Honolulu where he founded Wiki Wiki Cartoons. During his years in Hawaiʻi he developed animation programs for the University of Hawaii Community College System as well UH Mānoa, the 4-year research campus. Also, Dan was a founding member of the European Animation Masterclass (EAM) a project of the European Media Fund which trained professional animators from EU member states. Dan has a Masters degree in Education (M.Ed. 2010) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a BFA from Cal Arts Character Animation (1989). His writing has been published in academic journals in both education and computer graphics and he has presented at academic conferences in the US, Spain and Switzerland. Dan has taught courses in traditional hand drawn full-animation as well as 3D CG-animation and various digital 2D and hybrid techniques. He is an active artist and filmmaker while continuing his work in animation scholarship.