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. Though other Pixar veterans are in the credits for Brave Little Toaster, Lasseter was not among them. Now everything makes sense.