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D23 Members Celebrate a Legendary Milestone with Burny Mattinson

By Justin Arthur On Friday, D23 Members filled the beautiful Whitehall Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, for a legendary luncheon to celebrate an epic milestone—the 65-year service anniversary of Disney Legend Burny Mattinson! The intimate Victorian venue, chosen to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, provided a chance for …

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Lasseter, Keane, and the Mickey’s Christmas Carol crew

Disney Legend Burny Mattinson, producer-director of Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) and his crew, including future Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, far left. Under Burny’s guidance, this youthful group of artists brought the Mouse back to the big screen after a 30-year absence. Their reward: an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Animated Short Film.

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A Legendary Lunch with Burny Mattinson

By Nicole Nalty As we prepare to welcome nine new honorees into the Disney Legend family at D23 Expo, D23 Gold Members spent some time with a man who has been a part of this legendary group for nearly 10 years! D23 continued its Lunch with a Disney Legend event series with story artist, animator, …

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5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

By Steven Vagnini “Animation is 75 percent thinking and 25 percent drawing,” Disney Legend and Walt Disney Animation Studios animation director Burny Mattinson once said. “Everything must be carefully thought out first. Our animators not only have to think like actors but have to figure out how to get that performance across on paper and …

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Animation Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

Burny Mattinson

“Storyboards are as close to direction as you can get. You’re telling cameras where to go, what’s happening on screen, where to cut, and really making a blueprint for the film.” —Burny Mattinson

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