Burny Mattinson, Part One

Burny Mattinson is the only person I know who started working at Disney Animation when Walt was alive, and has been there since. Here’s a SHORT list of films he has worked on: Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan. Burny is a talented draughtsman, animator, illustrator, story man, producer, and director with first-hand stories and insights to share with us from his career which spans over fifty years. 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 there.

Get the MP3 here: Show 16: Burny Mattinson, Part One
Animation Podcast Show 16 MP3

(20.4MB, 44:32 minutes)

Or get the enhanced version playable only with Quicktime, iTunes, or iPods. (Includes pictures in addition to the audio.)
Get the AAC here: Show 16: Burny Mattinson, Part One
Animation Podcast Show 16 AAC

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Continue for Show Notes…

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May 15 2006

More to come

Hey everybody! I’ve been trying to find the time to work on the next shows (with a NEW guest), so when that all comes together, you’ll be getting Show 16. In the meantime, while I’m not editing audio, I’ll be taking a fresh look at my email inbox to see if I can whittle down the pile and respond to you if you’ve contacted me. Thanks for the patience. I know there are a lot of different places you can go on the web for animation information, and I’m happy to have you stop by here.

On a side note, I’ve been getting questions about unfinished interviews. I’ve got more Nik Ranieri audio to make a few more shows (and then we’ll get together again to bring it to the present). You’ve heard all the Ron & John audio I have, but now that they’re back at Disney, we can finish what we started. Like I said in Show 15, I’ll be meeting again with Glen, so if you want to ask him a question, use the Voicemail link in the header and record yourself.

You’ll hear from me soon.


The BBC Motion Gallery is a fantastic resource for video reference with comprehensive categorization of all its movies. I’ve spent hours combing through the clips. If you’ve got a Mac and OSX Tiger, they’ve released a Dashboard search widget to make finding just the right clip a snap. Separate search words with spaces and it will pare down the results. I searched ‘dog fight’ and it came up with a charming clip of prairie dogs fighting. Amazing!


Here’s the download page.

Thanks to The Unnofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) for the link.

For those of you who aren’t subscribed in iTunes, and for the people who don’t get updates via the RSS feed – basically anyone using the internet like it’s still the 90s – I’ve added the option to get an email when a new show is released. I haven’t exactly tested it, but when the next show comes out we’ll see how it works. 🙂

You’ll only get an email when a new podcast is posted.

You can find the link in the sidebar or just click here.

I’m also trying out this new layout that puts the focus on the shows and makes them easier to see on the page. Everything else will be placed under the category ‘Inbetweens’ – what else? – and truncated to show just the title.

If you’re afraid you’ll miss something important, always read the posts in the ‘Noteworthy’ category. They have the cute little heart icon. Isn’t that special?

It was one year ago today that the first show was released. The site’s been around for a bit longer than that, and the idea is even older, but this seems like the right date to celebrate. Podcasting wasn’t even a hobby over two years ago so I could have never imagined that I would spend so much of my spare time doing it. When I started, there were about 3,000 registered podcasts on Podcast Alley. Today there are over 18,000. Many have come and some have gone, but The Animation Podcast is still going strong at the ripe old age of 1.

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