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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, 2020-04-06 13:30:17
Skydance Media has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios. The new entity will be rechristened Skydance Animation Madrid. The companies had been working together for some time. The acquisition gives animation chief John Lasseter control over all aspects of production. Skydance and Ilion, both of which are privately ...

Variety, 2020-01-15 02:27:12
A new director has been hired on the flagship feature film at Skydance Animation, a division of David Ellison’s company run by former Pixar chief John Lasseter. Peggy Holmes, a name in the animation space who has directed and choreographed for years at Disney, has replaced Alessandro Carloni. Skydance and ...

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 ...

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