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John Lasseter

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Biography

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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Chris Meledandri Illumination Entertainment Variety Cover Story
Variety, 2018-11-06 14:00:31
Chris Meledandri is Hollywood’s most reluctant mogul. With Jeffrey Katzenberg selling DreamWorks and John Lasseter forced out at Disney over harassment allegations, the founder of Illumination Entertainment is the last person standing among the trio of industry animation titans. Whereas Lasseter for decades cut a larger-than-life figure at Pixar’s sprawling ...

Disney is shutting down Disneytoon animation studios in Glendale
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-06-29 01:15:00
Disneytoon Studios — the mostly direct-to-video animation division of Walt Disney Animation Studios — is shutting its doors. Walt Disney Co. is closing down the Glendale studio as the company continues to reorganize its animation business in the wake of John Lasseter’s announced departure from...

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Variety, 2018-06-27 20:58:24
After years of exploiting his position of power at Pixar and Disney, pressure from the Me Too movement recently ousted John Lasseter from his post as chief creative officer. But Pixar has yet to address how John’s sexist attitudes permeated its culture for decades, giving men license to mistreat women ...

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