Burnett "Burny" Mattinson is an artist and storyman at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Mattinson was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2008.[1]

Mattinson started at Disney, working in the studio mail room as a "traffic boy" in 1953 where among his duties, he would hand deliver weekly checks of $300 to Walt Disney for Walt's "walking around" money.

After a while, he was eventually promoted to be an animator in the animation department in the 1970s before becoming a story artist. During the 1980s, he directed and produced Mickey Mouse's comeback featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol and the full-length feature The Great Mouse Detective. Mattinson continued to work as a story an on features from the Disney Renaissance, such as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. His latest work was being head story artist for Winnie the Pooh.

In 2013, Mattinson celebrated 60 years with the Disney studio, and was honored with a surprise recognition by John Lasseter at the animation presentation at that year's D23 Expo. Recently, he has been trying to pitch a traditionally-animated feature starring Mickey Mouse.

In 2018, he became the longest serving cast member of the Walt Disney Company.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1955 Lady and the Tramp Inbetweener (uncredited)
1973 Robin Hood Character Animator
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Animator
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Animator
1977 The Rescuers Title Artist
1981 The Fox and the Hound Story
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Story Adapted By/Producer/Director
1985 The Black Cauldron Story
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Story Adaptation/Producer/Co-director
1988 Oliver and Company Special Thanks
1991 Beauty and the Beast Story
1992 Aladdin Story
1994 The Lion King Story
1995 Pocahontas Story
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Story
1998 Mulan Story
1999 Tarzan Story
2011 Winnie the Pooh Senior Story Artist
2014 Big Hero 6 Story Artist
2016 Zootopia Story Artist (uncredited)


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