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John Lasseter

Richard Neupert

Abstract

Celebrated as Pixar's “Chief Creative Officer,” John Lasseter is a revolutionary figure in animation history and one of today's most important filmmakers. Lasseter films from Luxo Jr. to Toy Story and Cars 2 highlighted his gift for creating emotionally engaging characters. At the same time, they helped launch computer animation as a viable commercial medium and serve as blueprints for the genre's still-expanding commercial and artistic development. This book explores Lasseter's signature aesthetic and storytelling strategies and details how he became the architect of Pixar's studio style. The ... More

Keywords: John Lasseter, Pixar, computer animation, filmmaker, animation studio, computer-generated imagery, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040153
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040153.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Neupert, author
University of Georgia