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Robert D. Hanna
Writer/Producer

Motion Pictures, Animation, Games, Music

Robert D. Hanna created Prevalent LLC to oversee a comprehensive array of motion picture and multimedia production ventures.  He worked at DreamWorks SKG for 7 years on such animated features as SHREK, SHREK2, SHARKTALE, OVER THE HEDGE, and MADAGASCAR.  He was also a Project Manager for Walt Disney Studios, developing technology to manage their CG animation production pipeline from pre-production through post. Recently, Robert was Head of Animation and CG Artist on the film Whiteshoe and Senior 3D Artist on the Marvel's Avenger Station. From such extensive experience, Prevalent was built to create vivid and inspiring imagery in motion pictures, animation, music, multimedia applications and games.


 

Prevalent has recently finished producing the film
LIFE'S A JUNGLE, which is currently in successful worldwide distribution by Phase 4 Films.



Through Prevalent, Robert Hanna was previously contracted to write and direct THE PRODIGY, a CG animated family film that is also in worldwide distribution by Phase 4 Films.

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In the production of CG Animation, Robert utilizes his technological skills with Maya 3D Animation, 3D Studio Max, Mudbox, Sculptris, Topogun, nDo2, Motion Builder, After Effects, Toon Boom Animate Pro, Avid and Final Cut Pro Editing, Combustion, Fusion and Nuke Compositing, Photoshop CS, UVLayout Pro, VUE xStream, Unity 3D, UDK and other multimedia packages.

Prevalent has developed innovative techniques with Animatics and live action filmmaking as well, integrating 3D animation, green screen compositing, and live action elements to produce hi-definition, great quality films for nominal costs.  This technique offers a surreal, stylistic film look, in the vein of pictures such as "300".  Prevalent's award winning films have been honored at Los Angeles film festivals and because of the outstanding writing, studios have optioned several Prevalent screenplays.

Prevalent LLC has integrated an exceptional team of top industry freelance professionals as part of it's production force:

Chris Ayers : A prolific artist and character designer who specializes in creating endearing animal and creature designs. Chris' concept designs have graced the films IRON MAN, X-MEN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, FANTASTIC FOUR and more. Chris has completed exceptional designs for Prevalent's latest animated film.

David Colman : Currently a character designer at Walt Disney Studios. He is a former Artist/Character Designer on the films OPEN SEASON, POLAR EXPRESS, SURF'S UP, ASTRO BOY, STUART LITTLE for Sony Feature Animation; Emmy Award Winning Character Designer on BOONDOCKS for Cartoon Network.

Brian Master : Telly Award Winning Editor, M.P.E.G Local 700 Member, After Effects Artist, Lead After Effects Animatics Editor and previously SFX Editor at Walt Disney Feature Animation. He was Editor on great animated features such as SHREK, BOLT, ICE AGE, THE FROG PRINCESS, and RAPUNZEL (2010), to name a few.  He's also working on the hit television series SOUTH PARK. 

Steven Gordon : Former Storyboard Artist on SHREK, MADAGASCAR, OVER THE HEDGE for DreamWorks, and TARZAN II, MULAN II, HUNCH BACK OF NOTRE DAME II, and LADY AND THE TRAMP II for Disney, X-MEN REVOLUTION for Warner Brothers. He was principle Animator on 20th Century Fox's ANASTASIA, THE SWAN PRINCESS, and COOL WORLD, among numerous other legendary films.

Soongu Kwon : Soongu is a talented CG Modeler, formerly at DreamWorks. Soongu's models have been featured in the films KUNG FU PANDA 2, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, and MEGAMIND. His most recent models will be in Prevalent's new film slated for release in the summer 2012.

Jesse Carlson : Jesse's a highly skilled Technical Director and Character Setup artist who has been an essential part of Prevalent's new film team. His highly advanced skills have been crucial on such films as BOLT, MEGAMIND, THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, BEOWULF, SPIDERMAN3, GREEN LANTERN, MONSTER HOUSE, and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.

David Krentz : David was a Storyboard Artist at Walt Disney Studios on DINOSAUR, VALIANT, TREASURE PLANET, JOHN CARTER OF MARS, OUTLANDER.

David Lowery : Formerly at DreamWorks Animation and Head of Story on SHREK , Former Storyboard Artist and illustrator on such blockbusters as IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, SPIDERMAN 2&3, WAR OF THE WORLDS, JURASSIC PARK 1,2 &3, BRUCE ALMIGHTY, MINORITY REPORT, TRUE LIES, BASIC INSTINCT , BATMAN FOREVER, BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA and countless others.

Mark Lanza : Sound Designer and Sound Effects Editor who worked on such smash films as INDEPENDENCE DAY, TRUE LIES, THE DOORS, JFK, CLIFFHANGER, STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE PATRIOT, THE CROW and countless more.

Prevalent's contractors are leaders in the industry: Character Designers, Set Designers, Storyboard Artists, 3D Modelers, Riggers, Animators, Special Effects Artists, Art Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography, Editors, Music Producers, Composers, and Sound Designers.


Music Composition and Production

Composer/Producer Robert D. Hanna has made his mark as owner of Prevalent LLC with its subsidiaries: MacroCosmic Music Publishing, ASCAP and Prevalent Music, BMI.  Robert has also been signed with the Universal Music Group for the last 18 years and has had song placements in the following feature films: STEALING HARVARD, SCARY MOVIE 2, BEDAZZLED, NEXT FRIDAY, DRIVE ME CRAZY, HOW TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBORS DOG, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, MONSTER and on the following TV shows: CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: MIAMI, FRASIER, ER, WEST WING, BOOMTOWN, LAS VEGAS, LAW & ORDER, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, THE AGENCY, ED, MD's, NYPD BLUE, THE TONIGHT SHOW, PUSH NEVADA, STILL STANDING, YES DEAR, 20/20, SURVIVOR, THE DISTRICT, KING OF QUEENS, JACK AND JILL, THIRD WATCH, SECRET AGENT MAN, SABRINA, PROFILER, THE COSBY SHOW, ARLI$$, SEX IN THE CITY, OZ, PROMISED LAND and many more.

Robert also had the honor to score music in THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, a film by the great director, Robert Zemeckis

In recent years, MTV has used dozens of Robert's coolest songs in a majority of its programming: THE OSBOURNES, PUNK'D, ROOM RAIDERS, MADE, WANNA COME IN, PIMP MY RIDE, NEXT, SCORE, THE X-EFFECT, MADE, WEDDING CRASHERS, T~MINUS ROCK, YO MAMA, FROM WACK TO MACK, MY SUPER SWEET 16, ENGAGED AND UNDERAGE, BROOKE KNOWS BEST, HIGH SCHOOL STORIES, UNDRESSED, and more.

History:

Robert started out as a jazz guitarist in a Bay Area jazz ensemble, winning awards as a soloist in the jazz festival circuit. After arriving in Los Angeles and achieving his Bachelor's degree at UCLA, he pursued production work in the booming Hollywood recording industry.  He worked on recordings for Jody Watley, Andre Cymone of Prince's band, Mary Jane Girls, Teena Marie, Jesse Johnson of "The Time", Billy Preston, The Dazz Band, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Billy Idol. Subsequently, as songwriter and lead singer of his own band "DAY DREAM", Robert performed live on Natalie Cole's National TV show, and had the honor to perform alongside Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, After Seven, Patti Labelle, and Whitney Houston. Although he has roots in Jazz and Soul music, Robert has also created several albums with the Power Pop band "ToolBox" which has charted top 10 in CMJ on the college music circuit.


View the article about THE PRODIGY in "Animation Magazine"

 

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