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Bill Matthews’ Visit to VanArts

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VanArts was privileged once again to have its annual visit from Disney Legend Bill Matthews last week. Bill has been visiting VanArts every year since the very early days of the school, to lecture on his career and animation technique and provide wisdom and counsel to our animation students.  He presented to our full-time classes as well as our current summer intensive students now in session. 

Bill Matthews was an animator on Disney’s Sleeping Beauty back in the 1950s, and coming full circle, 16 of our graduates from VanArts worked on Maleficent, Disney’s new version of the classic fairy tale. 

Bill Matthews Visit Vanarts

We also got to celebrate Bill’s 83rd birthday with him during his visit! Thanks again Bill for being such a great support to our school and student body!