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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.

Faculty in the News
August 20, 2020

Stuart Sumida (biology) is one of the animation experts who will speak at Teesside University’s internationally renowned Animex festival. Now in its 21st year, the festival will take place virtually.

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February 3, 2020

Chad Sweeney (English) wrote about writers participating in open mic-nights to share their work, and Stuart Sumida (biology) was interviewed about his consulting work on films like “Jurassic World.”

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January 21, 2020

The hiring of Pablo Gomez (psychology) as the first fulltime CSUSB Palm Desert Campus faculty member is included in recent news coverage. Sam Crowell (education, emeritus) Stuart Sumida (biology) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) also are included.

March 20, 2018

Stuart Sumida, a paleontologist who's consulted on animal anatomy for films like Kung Fu Panda and Disney's Tarzan, was one of the experts animator Richard Oud turned to during the development of the video game Horizon Zero Dawn.