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John Lasseter

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John Lasseter John was born on January 12th 1957 in Hollywood, California. Lasseter was always interested in animation and
eventually went to CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
in 1975 John was the second student in a new animation course
at the school After his graduation, he joined The Walt Disney Company and was given the job as animator After the meeting the
head of animation told
John that he was fired. Lasseter soon after joined Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Group, and
aided in the creation of their first fully CGI animation (The adventures of Andre and Wally B) Lucasfilms was bought by Steve Jobs,and became Pixar Pixar was bought by Disney in 2006 and John
was named Chief Creative Officer of both
Disney and Pixar. At Pixar he has helped write, produce, direct, animate, and voice
45 films Ponyo
The Princess and the Frog
Toy Story Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life Geri's Game Tin Toy For The Birds Spirited Away Finding Nemo The Incredibles
Monsters Inc. Cars Mater and the Ghost Light Bolt Wall-E Burn-E Up! Partly Cloudy Ratatouille Presto Tinkerbell Your Friend The Rat
Glago's Guest
At a conference, John was introduced
to new CGI animation techniques The conference showed clips from the movie Tron. These were scenes that had CGI effects This "revelation" inspired him. They pitched the idea to Ed Hansen ( Animation Administrtator) and Ron Miller (Head of Disney Studios) He and a colleague at Disney created the first
computer animated film called The Brave Little Toaster He has won 2 Academy Awards Tin Toy (Animated Short Film) Toy Story (Special Achievement Award) He was nominated for 4 others. Toy Story (Original Screenplay)
Cars (Animated Feature) Monsters Inc. (Animated Feature) Luxo Jr. (Animated Short) He was also the Executive Producer for the
English versions of Hayao Miyazaki's movies. But Pixar was where he made the most contributions to animation and the development of CGI for entertainment
John Loved his work The meeting lasted 5 minutes Created by Ben Cone
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