Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

  • Guest Artist/Creator

Philo is a Second Generation Disney legend.  His Mother and Father worked for Disney on many animated cartoons during their golden age.

Philo has had the pleasure of being one of the creators of the Little Mermaid, worked on Star Trek the Motion Picture.  He also worked several years in Disney Consumer Products. He designs various toys games and Puzzles.

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.

2013 to Present Whispers From the VOID Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc. (Illustrator, Character Design. Layout.)
2014 Punkin’s Imagination, (Story Boards)
2010-2014 Milwaukee Institute Of Art And Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Instructor of Traditional 2D Animation techniques.)
2008-2013 Miracle In The Meadows, Tom Hignite Studios (character design, layout, animation.)
1995-2003 Disney Consumer Products (Senior staff Artist)
1995 The Tale of Tillie’s Dragon (Short) (additional layout artist)
1991 Beauty and the Beast (key assistant animator: Gaston, Lefou, Lumiere, Footstool, Wardrobe – uncredited)
1984 Dragon’s Lair II: Timewarp (Video Game) (key assistant animator)
1990 The Rescuers Down Under (character key)
1997 Happily Ever After (animator) / (key assistant animator) / (model designer)
1990 Roller Coaster Rabbit (Short) (assistant animator)
1989 The Little Mermaid (character designer) / (character key)
1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (key assistant animator)
1986 An American Tail (key assistant animator – uncredited)
1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance (TV Series) (character designer – 1985-1986)
1985 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. (character designer)
1984-1985 The Smurfs (TV Series) (character designer – 50 episodes)
1985 The Black Cauldron (assistant animator)
1983 Space Ace (Video Game) (key assistant animator)
1983 Dragon’s Lair (Video Game) (key assistant animator)
1983 Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (Short) (key assistant animator)
1983 Heidi’s Song (assistant animator)
1982 The Secret of NIMH (character key assistant)
1979-1980 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (assistant animator – 4 episodes)
– The Trouble with Miss Switch (1980) … (assistant animator)
– The Puppy’s Amazing Rescue (1980) … (assistant animator)
– The Incredible Detectives (1979) … (assistant animator)
– The Puppy’s Great Adventure (1979) … (assistant animator)
1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series) (assistant animator – 1979)
1979 Star Trek The Motion Picture (Special Effects Animation Assistant – uncredited)