director, screenwriter, animator, produc
er and actor.
Mentored by Milt Kahl one of the nine old
men of Walt Disney.
Done his graduation from California
Institute of Arts alongside with John
Lasseter and Tim Burton.
The iron giant
Started training as an animator at the age of 14.
Trained as a Disney animator.
Left disney shortly after “The fox and the hound”- 1981
Then worked for several TV shows such as- The simpsons, The
Tracey ullman show, etc. .
He then directed and wrote “The iron giant” which failed the
box office but for near-universal critics for the movie.-1999
His work in “The iron giant man” impressed his old friend John
Lannester, he pitched the idea of “The Incredibles”- 2004 which
was one of the huge success.
Still working with Pixar Studios.
Oscar-: Ratatouille- Best animated
feature film of the year (2007), The
Incredibles- Best animated feature film
of the year (2005).
Ratatouille and The incredibles won the
BAFTA awards as well.
John lasseter is one of the founding
fathers of pixar animation studios.
An animator, director, producer and
writer, John is responsible for most of
Pixar's success and oversees all of the
Wreck it Ralph
On graduation, Lasseter joined the Walt Disney Company, as a Jungle
Cruise skipper at Disneyland in Anaheim. Lasseter later obtained a job
as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation.
While working on Mickey's Christmas Carol, he was invited by his
friends Jerry Rees and Bill Kroyer to see the first lightcycles sequences
for an upcoming film entitled Tron. He saw the potential of computer
softwares and and he developed “Where the wild things are”
Lasseter and Thomas L. wihlite decided to make a feature this way on
the story “The brave little toaster”, but in their enthusiasm, they
unknowingly stepped on some of their direct superiors' toes by going
around them in their effort to get the project into motion. One of them
disliked it so much that when Lasseter and Wilhite presented their idea
to him, which he at that time was already aware of, he turned it down.
A few minutes after the meeting, Lasseter received a phone call telling
him that his job had been terminated.
He had some contacts in the computer graphics group, he spoke to Ed
catmull and made a deal to work as an interface designer on a project
which resulted in a first animated short, “The adventures of Andre and
They continued to grow after this, and then Toy story was made.
Lasetter is a founding member of PIXAR, executive producer of all
In April 2006, Disney purchased Pixar and Lasseter was named Chief
Creative Officer of both Pixar and Disney animation studios. He was
also named Principal Creative Advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering,
where he will help design attractions for Disney's theme parks. He will
report directly to Disney chief Bob Iger, bypassing Disney's studio and
theme parks executives. He also received green-light power on films
with Roy E. Disney's consent.
Oscar : Special achievement award for toy
story in 1996. Best short animated film 1989,
Primetime emmy awards : Outstanding ShortFormat Animated Program
Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation:
Secret Santa (2011)
Outstanding Animated Program
Prep & Landing (2009)