Interview with Burny Mattinson, 50-year veteran of Walt Disney animation studios. A few films he has worked on include Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Great Mouse Detective, Tarzan, and Mulan. In part one, Burny recounts how he came to work at the Walt Disney Studios in the 50s, and eventually worked under many of The Nine Old Men animators there.

Bookmarks

  • 00:00:49  Intro
  • 00:02:02  How to get a job at Disney's Studio
  • 00:07:24  Working in the Mailroom
  • 00:09:51  Getting in to animation
  • 00:11:16  State of the Studio in the 50s
  • 00:11:57  Training on Shorts - Casey's Girls
  • 00:12:36  Lady and the Tramp
  • 00:13:57  Layoffs and Sleeping Beauty
  • 00:15:19  D-Wing of the Animation Building
  • 00:15:54  Scene 31 of Sleeping Beauty
  • 00:18:41  Demands of drawing
  • 00:19:56  The role of assistant animators
  • 00:20:24  Instituting a drawing count
  • 00:21:24  101 Dalmations & Golden Books
  • 00:22:57  Becoming Eric Larson's assistant
  • 00:23:42  Marc Davis' animation style
  • 00:25:17  Working on Milt Kahl & Frank Thomas animation
  • 00:26:52  Ludwig von Drake with Eric Larson
  • 00:27:55  Marc Davis leaving animation
  • 00:29:00  More on von Drake
  • 00:29:34  Getting out from under the Nine Old Men
  • 00:33:11  Assigned to animate with Ollie Johnston on Robin Hood
  • 00:34:49  Working with Woolie Reitherman - Eric Larson transitions to training
  • 00:35:44  Conclusion of Part 1

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