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"Toy Story 4" Announced For June 2017, John Lasseter to Direct

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Marc Graser of Variety magazine reports that Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Pixar Animation Studios is creating Toy Story 4, with a targeted theatrical release for June of 2017. The announcement came during an earnings call where Mr. Iger discussed Disney’s fourth quarter and fiscal year results with Wall […]

The Pixar Crisis of 2013 and What Ed Catmull and John Lasseter Did About It

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An article on Bloomberg News focuses on a portion of Creativity, Inc., the recently published book by Pixar President Ed Catmull, which details three crises that Pixar confronted in 2013: “the cost of making animated films was rising, the DVD market was shrinking and there was a feeling among management that a tenet of the […]

Vanity Fair on the CalArts Alumni that Changed the Animation Business

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Vanity Fair has examined a set of alumni from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) whose work has defined animation for a generation through work for Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Laika, and other studios. The list of the alumni include John Lasseter, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, John Musker, Brad Bird, Gary Trousdale, and Genndy Tartakovsky, […]

Reuters Speaks with John Lasseter About Animation

Reuters has posted a short Q&A with Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter about a variety of topics, including whether he worries if a Pixar film will stumble, how he feels about last year’s slate of animated movies, the changes he’s instituted at Disney since becoming Chief Creative Officer, and what he thinks the secret […]

D23 2009: John Lasseter Talks Up the Future of Disney and Pixar Animation

Early on Sunday, the final day of the D23 2009 Convention, Disney and Pixar Animation Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, hosted an event to talk about the future of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation and their upcoming slates. He reinforced Disney’s current and positive vision of moving forward with both traditional and computer animated features. […]

Screen Crave Interviews John Lasseter and Hayao Miyazaki on "Ponyo"

Screen Crave has posted an interview with Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Disney’s John Lasseter on Ponyo, Miyazaki’s latest movie which will premiere in the United States on August 14, 2009. Among other topics, Miyazaki discusses how close the movie is to him and what he thinks of the English versions of his films; Lasseter […]

PR Interviews with "Bolt" Co-Directors and Exec. Producer John Lasseter

In conjuction with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Disney has released three interviews with Chris Williams and Byron Howard, co-directors of Bolt, and John Lasseter, executive producer of Bolt and Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar. Bolt is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. For more information on the releases, read […]

John Lasseter to Receive Venice Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Variety is reporting that Disney and Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter will be receiving a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 66th Venice Film Festival, which will run from September 2-12, 2009. The festival will also be celebrating the achievements of the Pixar creative team, with Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, and […]

John Lasseter Directs "Tokyo Mater" Short to Debut with "Bolt" on Dec 12, 2008

Disney’s John Lasseter has returned to the director’s chair for “Tokyo Mater,” a new “Cars Toons” short film where Cars’ tow truck Mater travels to Tokyo to compete in a drift-style race. The new short will be screened before Bolt in theaters starting December 12, 2008; 3-D screenings will get a 3-D version of “Tokyo […]

Hollywood Reporter Names John Lasseter "Innovator of the Year"

The Hollywood Reporter has named John Lasseter as their Innovator of the Year for 2008 for his work at Disney and Pixar, saying, “There are few men as inventive as Lasseter and even fewer whose creativity pays such respect to tradition.” The article details Lasseter’s rise to his current position, including his dismissal from Walt […]

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