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John Lasseter

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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

In the news

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Variety, 2019-02-14 23:38:58
Skydance Animation head John Lasseter has named longtime executive Holly Edwards as president of the division, Variety has learned. Edwards replaces outgoing president Bill Damaschke, and will serve as Lasseter’s right hand in business dealings, as the former Pixar head sets his creative goals, an individual familiar with the company ...

John Lasseter is attempting Hollywood's biggest #MeToo comeback. How's that going?
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-01-24 13:00:00
In 2009, Cassandra Smolcic walked into Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., a wide-eyed intern with big dreams. Five years later she walked out a frustrated, disillusioned graphic designer — never to return. Smolcic said she was warned on her first day about Pixar co-founder John Lasseter’s...

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Variety, 2019-01-15 06:34:23
Paramount Pictures Animation president Mirielle Soria called a town hall meeting for her staff on Monday, to address angst over John Lasseter’s hire to the top of Skydance Animation, insiders familiar with the meeting told Variety. Soria’s largely female team met on the studio lot to discuss the shock of ...

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