Dr Stuart Sumida is a palaeontologist at California State University. As a highly in-demand anatomical consultant for the entertainment industry, he has worked on more than 60 feature films. Titles that he has advised on include Beauty and the Beast, the first and last Harry Potter films, How to Train Your Dragon, Life of Pi, Lilo and Stitch, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Ratatouille, Soul, The Lion King and many more.
Consulting for video game animators, he has worked on projects such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Strange World and Zootropolis. He has collaborated on several TV projects, developing animal characters for His Dark Materials and the children's television show Jane. He also helped develop Walt Disney World’s Expedition Everest attraction in Florida by acting as an anatomical and biomechanical consultant.