He started his career in 2008 with the film called, Bolt, as a director, other director of this film is Chris Williams, and writers of the film are Dan Fogelman and Chris Sanders, released on November 21, 2008, and the cast of the film includes: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, James Lipton, etc. He also directed the short film tied in with Bolt's DVD/Blu-Ray release called, Super Rhino. He also directed Tangled with Nathan Greno.
In May 2013, it was reported that Howard is directing an animated animal comedy film for Walt Disney Animation Studios. A few months later, it was revealed that the film would be titled Zootopia, and is scheduled for 2016.
In the Fusion documentary Imagining Zootopia, Howard declared he is gay and has been married since 1988.
|1998||Mulan||Animator: Yao/Fa Family Ancestors|
|2000||John Henry||Supervising Animator: John Henry|
|2002||Lilo & Stitch||Character Designer, Supervising Animator: Cobra Bubbles|
|2003||Brother Bear||Supervising Animator: Kenai|
|2005||Chicken Little||Additional Story Artist|
|2006||Brother Bear 2||Supervising Animator: Kenai|
|2008||Bolt||Co-director/Additional Story Material|
|2009||Super Rhino||Executive Producer|
|2012||Tangled Ever After||Co-director/Co-writer/Voice Actor|
|2012||Wreck-It Ralph||Visual Development Artist|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Creative Leadership|
|2016||Zootopia||Director/Story/Concept Artist/Voice Actor/Creative Leadership|