2001 Burny Mattinson

Burny Mattinson started his Disney career in the mailroom in 1953. Although he was 18 and had no formal art training, within six months he was working as an inbetweener on Lady and the Tramp. He was promoted to assistant animator and worked under Marc Davis on Sleeping Beauty and 101 Dalmatians. He then spent 12 years assisting Eric Larson onThe Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats. In 1972, he became a key animator on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too. He did storyboards and title designs for The Rescuers and The Fox and the Hound before directing the Oscar-nominated Mickey’s Christmas Carol in 1983. He went on to produce and direct The Great Mouse Detective. More recently, he was involved in the story development of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.
 
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