Edutainment is media designed to educate through entertainment. Dan’s background in education and entertainment will help engage participants with Community Preservation’s content and help create a lasting impression.
He began his career at Walt Disney where he studied under one of the “Nine Old Men”, Eric Larsen. He later joined Don Bluth Studios, where he co-animated popular movies such as The Secret of NIMH, The Land Before Time and An American Tale. He co-directed All Dogs Go to Heaven and Rock-A-Doodle.
While at Don Bluth Studios in the early 1980s, Dan was on the animation team of the first-ever interactive laser disc video games, Dragon’s Lair and its sequel Space Ace, which received rave reviews for their theater-quality animation.
Emmy Award Winner
In April of 2004, the National Television Academy presented Dan with an Emmy for his Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation as a Storyboard Artist for Jakers, which airs on PBS.
Gaming and Educational Programs
Dan began to explore multimedia at 7th Level, where he designed and directed award-winning CD-ROM Edutainment programs and games.
Dan spent 15 years developing educational software for Istation, a Dallas based interactive software company, were his work reaches out to millions of students around the world. His creativity helps bring Reading, Science and Math to a new level of engagement and understanding.
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