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.
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