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

by Ed Liuon December 9, 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"

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2008
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 […]

NY Times Profiles John Lasseter

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
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 on Disney Deal and His Secret Origin Story

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2006
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 […]

John Lasseter Speaks at Paris "Cars" Opening

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2006
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.

Lasseter on Post-Merger Role at Disney

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2006
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 […]

Newspaper Profiles Lasseter, Mays

by Maxie Zeuson January 11, 2005
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)