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 […]
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 […]
The New York Times has profiled John Lasseter, examining his early performance as the Chief Creative Officer of Animation for the Walt Disney Company (registration required). His involvement in recent changes to Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and American Dog is addressed, as well as his role and stature in the company.
John Lasseter of Pixar is the subject of a new interview in Fortune magazine. Among other topics, Lasseter describes his fears on the Disney merger deal and how Disney CEO Bob Iger set those fears to rest, his origins as a hand-drawn animator, his path to becoming a CGI animation pioneer, and an interesting test […]
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog has posted videos from the Paris premiere of Pixar’s Cars, where director John Lasseter answered several questions from the audience, including his cinematic influences and inspirations and what he forsees after the merger with the Walt Disney Corporation.
An article in the New York Times aggregates a number of public comments made by Pixar’s John Lasseter about his role at Disney once the Disney-Pixar merger is completed (registration required). Some of the topics discussed include how Lasseter and Pixar president Ed Catmull will split their time between Pixar and Disney, Lasster’s attempts to […]
The Detroit News has a profile of Cars-director John Lasseter and Ford Motor Co. design chief J. Mays, who became friends while Lasseter worked with Mays on design models for the upcoming Pixar film. (via Animated-News)