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Honors Economics

Sami Graham John Lasseter Known For... Big Idea
PIXAR Interesting Facts! Co-founder George Lucas sold his share to Steve Jobs for $5 Million
John Lasseter Saved Pixar From Bankruptcy
John Lasseter left his animation job at Disney to work on the future LucasFilms Production only to come back to disney years later. Born in Hollywood, California
He inherited his artistic talent from his mother
Spent countless hours doodling and watching cartoons as a kid
He read The Art of Animation in high school
John eventually followed his passion by enrolling in California Institute of the Arts’ animation course Back in the day.. Steve Jobs Part 1979- Lucasfilm's Computer Division was created Quotes "The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."
"I am who i am today because i told my self i was going to be here. I made my life what it is." Work Cited http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_lasseter.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005124/ He learned the techniques alongside such future stars as Brad Bird and Tim Burton.
1st job was a low-level animator at the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio

LucasFilms in late 1985 was on the verge of selling the unwanted division to Philips Electronics and General Motors.
With a $5 million check, the Apple founder--by then kicked out of his own company--bought Pixar on January 30, 1986. 2006- John was named the chief creative officer of both Disney and Pixar.
John now has complete control over the animated films released by Disney.
Even has a say into what kind of rides appear at the studio’s various theme parks. Began with 44 employees
New technological challenges for the team Risky Business Out dated software on a low budget in beginning years John and several friends within the computer industry, began working on a short computer-generated animated film called, "The Adventures of Andre and Wally B".

1986-Steve Jobs bought the company and along with John and his team, they renamed it Pixar.
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