John Lasseter biography

John Lasseter

Animator, Film director

1957 –

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Who is John Lasseter?

John Alan Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company. Fired from Disney for promoting computer animation, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986. Lasseter oversees all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer. In addition, he directed Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2. Since 2007, he also oversees all of Walt Disney Animation Studios' films and associated projects as executive producer.

He has won two Academy Awards, for Animated Short Film, as well as a Special Achievement Award.

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Born
Jan 12, 1957
Hollywood
Also known as
  • John Lassetter
  • John Alan Lasseter
  • Lasseter
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Pepperdine University
Employment
  • Pixar
  • Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios

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on July 23, 2013

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