Burny Mattinson


13 May 1935


Burny Mattinson's helmed the Academy Award-nominated 1983 animated featurette "Mickey's Christmas Carol." In 1984, wrote, produced and directed "The Great Mouse Detective." Mattinson's worked on"Sleeping Beauty," "101 Dalmatians," "The Sword in the Stone," "The Jungle Book," "The Aristocats" and "The Rescuers." He was a key story team member on Disney's contemporary classics: "Aladdin," "Beauty & the Beast," "The Lion King, "Pocahontas," "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Tarzan." Mattinson joined Disney in 1953 at age 18 without formal art training, and started work as an in-betweener for "Lady and the Tramp" less than 6 months later.

Producer ( 2 credits )

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) producer
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) producer

Writer ( 13 credits )

How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007) (additional story) &
Tarzan (1999) (story) &
Mulan (1998) (story) &
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) (story)
Pocahontas (1995) (story) &
The Lion King (1994) (story supervisor)
Aladdin (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986) (story adapted by) &
The Black Cauldron (1985) (additional story contributions) and
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
The Fox and the Hound (1981) (story) &
The Rescuers (1977) (story) &

Director ( 2 credits )

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)