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Stuart Sumida, CSUSB professor of biology, was the animation consultant on the Oscar-winning "Soul."
April 27, 2021

He’s a sought-after animation film consultant with a specialty in anatomy who worked on Pixar’s “Soul,” the winner of both the 2021 Academy Award and the 2021 Golden Globe for Best Animated Film.

Faculty in the News
April 23, 2021

Stuart Sumida (biology) was interviewed about his work as an animation consultant on some of Hollywood’s blockbuster films, including Academy Award-nominated “Soul,” and Bomi Hwang (Korean Language and Culture) was honored as the university’s Outstanding Lecturer.

Faculty in the News
April 8, 2021

The region’s business newspaper reported that Stuart Sumida (biology) was the animation consultant for two Academy Award-nominated features.

Faculty in the News
March 25, 2021

Stuart Sumida (biology) was interviewed about his paleontology work and consulting for award-winning animated films, Sally McGill (geological sciences) discussed the latest research on the San Andreas fault, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) commented on proposed legislation to screen out extremists from entering law enforcement and interviewed on the increase in anti-Asian American hate crimes.

Stuart Sumida, CSUSB biology professor, served as a consultant on Pixar’s animated film, “Soul,” and Disney’s live-action feature, “Mulan.” Both were nominated for Academy Awards.
March 15, 2021

With the Pixar animation film, “Soul,” nominated for Best Animated Feature, and Disney’s live-action feature, “Mulan,” nominated for Visual Effects, CSUSB biology professor Stuart Sumida has served as a consultant on two Academy Award-nominated films.