Steve Hickner has spent over thirty-five years working at some of the most fabled studios in animation; including: DreamWorks, Disney, Amblimation, Aardman, Hanna-Barbera and Filmation. He has worked on both the production and artistic sides of the process, serving as Producer on such films as: American Tail II: Fievel Goes West, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, and Balto. His director credits include Bee Movie and The Prince of Egypt. In addition, he has contributed to such feature films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, The Great Mouse Detective, Madagascar, Shrek Forever After, Peabody and Sherman and Home. His television credits include the childhood favorite, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. He wrote and directed a public service film for the Got Your 6 campaign (United States military veterans) introduced by Michelle Obama. Most recently, Steve has contributed to location-based entertainment projects in Singapore, Dubai, China, and London. He is one of the creative leads on DreamPlace; an interactive Christmas House which has been placed in shopping malls in the US and will soon be in the UK and China. He has been a guest speaker at many colleges and universities, film festivals and animation events. He is the author of Animating Your Career, and Animation Rules!