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Lasseter in 2002

John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer of Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He is also the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.

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  • Born: John Alan Lasseter January 12, 1957 (age 58) Hollywood, California, United States
  • Alma mater: Pepperdine University California Institute of the Arts
  • Occupation: Animator Film director Chief Creative Officer, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, DisneyToon Studios Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Notable work: Luxo Jr. (1986) Toy Story (1995) A Bug's Life (1998) Toy Story 2 (1999) Cars (2006) Cars 2 (2011)
  • Spouse(s): Nancy Lasseter (1988–present)

Read more about John Lasseter at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-05-15 19:00:51
When animation guru John Lasseter was ousted from his post at Pixar last year, trailed by a series of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, it seemed like a wake-up call for an animation industry that was slowly coming around to its own #MeToo moment. Yet Lasseter’s controversial hiring by ...

Emma Thompson Letter Explains Why She Backed Out of Movie Over Lasseter
NY Times Movies, 2019-02-26 18:02:34
Thompson left the film “Luck” and criticized Skydance Animation for hiring John Lasseter, who had left Walt Disney after complaints of unwanted touching.

Emma Thompson takes Time's Up stand over John Lasseter hiring
BBC Entertainment, 2019-02-26 17:37:17
The actress attributes her exit from an animated project to the hiring of the Pixar founder.

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