News Flash! John Lasseter WAS responsible for Brave Little Toaster!
CNN.com has an article on John Lasseter this week--written by Lasseter himself.
The whole thing is a real treat, but what I found most surprising was the confirmation of something I've suspected for a while.
And of course, then Wilhite went on without Lasseter, successfully sold the movie to a smaller company and it turned out to be halfheartedly released by a branch of Disney anyway. But that movie's concept, which looked ridiculous in 1987, could easily be made and respected as a Pixar film today. It feels very much like a Lasseter story.
Originally Posted by John Lasseter
Though other Pixar veterans are in the credits for Brave Little Toaster, Lasseter was not among them. Now everything makes sense.
It all comes full circle.