John Lasseter

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John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer, and former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios.wikipedia
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Toy Story

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In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011).
The feature film directorial debut of John Lasseter, it was the first entirely computer-animated feature film, as well as the first feature film from Pixar.

Cars (film)

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In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011).
Directed and co-written by John Lasseter from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, it was Pixar's final independently produced film before its purchase by Disney in January 2006.

Toy Story 3

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The films include Toy Story 3 (2010), the first animated film to pass $1 billion, Frozen (2013), the 2nd highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Incredibles 2 (2018), and ''Toy Story 4 (2019).
It was directed by Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first two films and the co-director of Toy Story 2, written by Michael Arndt, while Unkrich wrote the story along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, respectively director and co-writer of the first two films.

Toy Story 4

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The films include Toy Story 3 (2010), the first animated film to pass $1 billion, Frozen (2013), the 2nd highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Incredibles 2 (2018), and ''Toy Story 4 (2019). His final films at the company were Toy Story 4 (2019) and Frozen II (2019) respectively, on which he acted in both of them as an uncredited executive producer.
It was directed by Josh Cooley (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom; the three also conceived the story alongside John Lasseter, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Valerie LaPointe, and Martin Hynes.

Cars 2

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In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011).
The film was directed by John Lasseter, written by Ben Queen, and produced by Denise Ream.

Tin Toy

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He has won two Academy Awards, for Best Animated Short Film (for Tin Toy), as well as a Special Achievement Award (for Toy Story).
Tin Toy is a 1988 American computer-animated short film produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter.

Disneytoon Studios

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John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer, and former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios.
John Lasseter joined Disney with the purchase of Pixar in 2006, and made it clear that he disliked Disneytoon undercutting the value of the feature animated films with the sequels and prequels.

Frozen (2013 film)

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The films include Toy Story 3 (2010), the first animated film to pass $1 billion, Frozen (2013), the 2nd highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Incredibles 2 (2018), and ''Toy Story 4 (2019).
During one of those attempts, Michael Eisner, then-chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, offered his support to the project and suggested doing it with Oscar-winning director John Lasseter at Pixar after the then-expected renewal of Pixar's contract with Disney.

A Bug's Life

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In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011).
Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed and written by Andrew Stanton, the film involves a misfit ant, Flik, who is looking for "tough warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, only to recruit a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

Brad Bird

Lasseter was taught by three members of Disney's Nine Old Men team of veteran animators—Eric Larson, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston—and his classmates included future animators and directors like Brad Bird, John Musker, Henry Selick, Tim Burton, and Chris Buck.
He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter and Tim Burton.

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His mother further encouraged him to take up a career in animation, and in 1975 he enrolled as the second student (Jerry Rees was the first) in the CalArts Character Animation program created by Disney animators Jack Hannah and T. Hee.
Rees was mentored as an animator from the age of 16 at Disney Studios, by one of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men, and was trained and taught at California Institute of the Arts, along with classmates John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker, Tim Burton and Doug Lefler.

Toy Story 2

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In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011).
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

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John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer, and former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios.
Besides Keane, Musker, and Clements, this new group of artists included other promising animators such as Andreas Deja, Mike Gabriel, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Tim Burton.

Finding Dory

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The films include Toy Story 3 (2010), the first animated film to pass $1 billion, Frozen (2013), the 2nd highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Incredibles 2 (2018), and ''Toy Story 4 (2019).
Stanton additionally stated: "I knew if I ever said Finding Dory or mentioned a sequel to Finding Nemo out loud, I'd be done, [T]here would be no way I'd be able to put that horse back in the barn. So I kept it very quiet until I knew I had a story that I thought would hold, and that was in early 2012. So I pitched it to John Lasseter and he was all into it. Then I got a writer, and once we had a treatment that we kind of liked, I felt comfortable calling Ellen."

Zootopia

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The films include Toy Story 3 (2010), the first animated film to pass $1 billion, Frozen (2013), the 2nd highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as Zootopia (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Incredibles 2 (2018), and ''Toy Story 4 (2019).
Development of the film that would come to be called Zootopia began when Byron Howard pitched six story ideas to Disney Animation chief creative officer and executive producer John Lasseter, of which three involved animal characters: an all-animal adaptation of The Three Musketeers, a 1960s-themed story about a "mad doctor cat...who turned children into animals", and a "bounty-hunter pug in space".

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The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986.
Over the next 15 years, under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the company produced box-office hits A Bug's Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters, Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo (2003); The Incredibles (2004); Cars (2006); Ratatouille (2007); WALL-E (2008); Up (2009); and Toy Story 3 (2010).

Chris Buck

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Lasseter was taught by three members of Disney's Nine Old Men team of veteran animators—Eric Larson, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston—and his classmates included future animators and directors like Brad Bird, John Musker, Henry Selick, Tim Burton, and Chris Buck.
At CalArts, Buck became friends with both John Lasseter and Michael Giaimo, whom he would work with many years later on Frozen.

Monsters, Inc.

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Lasseter has been nominated on four other occasions—in the category of Animated Feature, for both Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Cars, in the Original Screenplay category for Toy Story and in the Animated Short category for Luxo, Jr. (1986)—while the short Knick Knack (1989) was selected by Terry Gilliam as one of the ten best animated films of all time.
Featuring the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, and Jennifer Tilly, the film was directed by Pete Docter in his directorial debut, and executive produced by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton.

The Adventures of André & Wally B.

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Lasseter agreed instantly to work freelance with Catmull and his colleagues and joined them for a week of December 1983 on a project that resulted in their first computer animated short: The Adventures of André & Wally B. Because Catmull was not allowed to hire animators, he was given the title "Interface Designer"; "Nobody knew what that was but they didn't question it in budget meetings".
The animation in the film was by John Lasseter – his first computer animated project with Lucasfilm – and as a result of the success of this project and others would become an important executive at Pixar.

Knick Knack

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Lasseter has been nominated on four other occasions—in the category of Animated Feature, for both Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Cars, in the Original Screenplay category for Toy Story and in the Animated Short category for Luxo, Jr. (1986)—while the short Knick Knack (1989) was selected by Terry Gilliam as one of the ten best animated films of all time.
Knick Knack is a 1989 American computer-animated short film produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter.

Frozen II

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His final films at the company were Toy Story 4 (2019) and Frozen II (2019) respectively, on which he acted in both of them as an uncredited executive producer.
In June, Lee confirmed that then-chief creative officer John Lasseter had expressly granted her and Buck the freedom to explore whatever they were "passionate about": "We don't know what it is yet ... We're actually going to start from scratch. It'll be something completely brand new."

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

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Lasseter has been nominated on four other occasions—in the category of Animated Feature, for both Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Cars, in the Original Screenplay category for Toy Story and in the Animated Short category for Luxo, Jr. (1986)—while the short Knick Knack (1989) was selected by Terry Gilliam as one of the ten best animated films of all time.

John Musker

Lasseter was taught by three members of Disney's Nine Old Men team of veteran animators—Eric Larson, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston—and his classmates included future animators and directors like Brad Bird, John Musker, Henry Selick, Tim Burton, and Chris Buck.
When John Lasseter was appointed chief creative officer over Walt Disney Feature Animation in February 2006, he invited Clements and Musker back to Disney to oversee production on The Frog Princess, and were officially confirmed as directors in the following July.

The Walt Disney Company

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Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company.
Former Executive Vice-President of Pixar, John Lasseter, became Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, its division Disneytoon Studios, and Pixar Animation Studios, as well as assuming the role of Principal Creative Advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering.

The Castle of Cagliostro

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Lasseter is a close friend and admirer of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, whom he first met when TMS Entertainment sent a delegation of animators to the Disney studio in 1981 and showed a clip from Miyazaki's first feature film, The Castle of Cagliostro (1979).
The film has served as a major influence on animators and directors worldwide, most notably Pixar director John Lasseter.