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Burnett "Burny" Mattinson was an American 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 his "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. Before his death, he had 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.

In 2023, Mattinson made a posthumous appearance as himself in the short film Once Upon a Studio, celebrating the Disney Studio's 100th anniversary. The film is dedicated to his memory.

Filmography[]

Year Film Position
1955 Lady and the Tramp Inbetweener (uncredited)
1958 Paul Bunyan Character Animator (uncredited)
1959 Sleeping Beauty
1960 Goliath II
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Inbetweener (uncredited)
1963 The Sword in the Stone Character Animator (uncredited)
1964 Mary Poppins Inbetweener (uncredited)
1966 Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Animator
1967 The Jungle Book
1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
1970 The Aristocats
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Inbetweener (uncredited)
1973 Robin Hood Character Animator
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Animator
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
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
1994 The Lion King
1995 Pocahontas
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1998 Mulan
1999 Tarzan
2002 Lilo & Stitch Additional Storyboard Artist (uncredited)
2011 Winnie the Pooh Senior Story Artist
2014 Big Hero 6 Story Artist
2016 Zootopia Story Artist (uncredited)
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Additional Story Artist
2022 Strange World Story Artist
2023 Once Upon a Studio In memory of
Wish Story Artist (released posthumously)

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Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonLillian BoundsJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil DavidovichJack BoydPeter EllenshawRuthie TompsonEarl DuvallRetta DavidsonUb IwerksVance GerryHazel SewellJames BodreroLance NolleyGrace BaileyMaurice NobleDale BarnhartAndy EngmanEustace LycettJohn EmersonJoe HaleLeota ToombsFerdinand Horvath
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer BrightmanTed OsbourneLarry ClemmonsHarry ReevesJesse MarshChuck CouchWebb SmithDick Sebast
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Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen AndersonDon DuckwallPerce PearceMargaret J. Winkler

1980s—present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. AndersonNathan GrenoFawn Veerasunthorn
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon HahnShane Morris
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Robert B. Sherman Richard M. Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RicePhil CollinsStephen SchwartzMarc ShaimanDanny Troob
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockDale BaerTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsRandy HaycockBruce W. SmithDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony AnselmoWill FinnKathy Zielinski
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimRyan Green

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