A Biography of John Lasseter


"As a director, Lasseter might be out to find the boy in every man; as a father, however, he has to be out to find the man in every boy, which is harder." (Full Article: John Lasseter Quotes - John Lasseter Biography - Esquire.)

I'm a huge Pixar fan. After seeing Toy Story 3 last year, I was blown away by their mastery over storytelling. I can't think of any other movie that made an unplanned, third sequel finish incredibly well. Probably the best part about Toy Story 3, is how I felt I grew up with Andy. The first Toy Story came out in 1995, when I was 7. Toy Story 3 came out last year, when I was just about to turn 22. So revisiting the story as an older boy, and a growing adult, I very much related to the coming of age genre.

Toy Story 3, in fact, inspired me to pursue the art of storytelling, through photography.

Anyway, enough about me. Read this adventurous biography of the man who helped found Pixar. Oh, and Mr. Lasseter, if you ever make a movie about trains, I give you my full permission to name the main character after me, "Steamer."

 

And if you haven't seen Cars 2 yet, shame on you.

And if you haven't seen the trailer for their next movie, Brave, I'm taking away your allowance for the next week.