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Bill Matthews Joins Cornerstone's Advisory Board

Bill Matthews, Disney Feature Animation's longtime training and recruitment head, has joined Glendale, California-based Cornerstone Animations Board of Advisors. In his new role, Matthews will advise Cornerstone executives and creative staff on strategies for recruitment, training, production management and creative direction of the studio. Matthews makes available to Cornerstone his wealth of experience as one of the founding instructors of the Sheridan College Animation Program and as a ten-year manager of artist development for Walt Disney Feature Animation. Bill Matthews got his start at Disney in 1956 as an effects animation inbetweener on SLEEPING BEAUTY. His love of animation led him to create space animation for NASA/JPL films and to co-found Canadas Sheridan College animation program, where he instructed for ten years and headed the department for two years. After working on various series at Hanna-Barbera and Filmation, Matthews returned to Walt Disney Feature Animation to head the artist development department. Now retired, he enjoys an ongoing consulting contract with Disney and teaches animation part time at Woodbury University in Burbank. Among Cornerstone's recent projects is animation for LARRYBOY, the new direct-to-video series from Big Idea.