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Also Known As: Andrew Christopher Stanton Jr. Died:
Born: December 3, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rockport, Massachusetts, USA Profession: animator, director, producer, screenwriter, voice actor

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A key figure in the development of Pixar Studios, Andrew Stanton was the writer-director of some of the computer animation company's biggest hits, including "Toy Story" (1995), "A Bug's Life" (1998), "Finding Nemo" (2003) and "WALL-E." In the grand tradition of Disney's animation team from the 1930s and such legendary figures as Ray Harryhausen and Don Bluth, Stanton's best films were a near-perfect balance of breathtaking visuals and heart-tugging emotion; the lifelike quality of cowboy toy Woody or the silent, industrious robot WALL-E never overwhelmed their fully rendered hopes and dreams and ambitions. The combination of these elements brought Stanton significant acclaim and considerable awards, but more importantly, it established him as one of the most creative figures in motion pictures - live action and animated - working in 21st century Hollywood.

A key figure in the development of Pixar Studios, Andrew Stanton was the writer-director of some of the computer animation company's biggest hits, including "Toy Story" (1995), "A Bug's Life" (1998), "Finding Nemo" (2003) and "WALL-E." In the grand tradition of Disney's animation team from the 1930s and such legendary figures as Ray Harryhausen and Don Bluth, Stanton's best films were a near-perfect balance of breathtaking visuals and heart-tugging emotion; the lifelike quality of cowboy toy Woody or the silent, industrious robot WALL-E never overwhelmed their fully rendered hopes and dreams and ambitions. The combination of these elements brought Stanton significant acclaim and considerable awards, but more importantly, it established him as one of the most creative figures in motion pictures - live action and animated - working in 21st century Hollywood.

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DIRECTOR:

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  John Carter (2012)
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  WALL-E (2008)
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  Finding Nemo (2003) Director
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  Bug's Life, A (1998) Co-Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Pixar Story, The (2007)
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 Cars (2006)
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 The Incredibles (2004)
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 Finding Nemo (2003) Crush/Additional voice
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 Toy Story 2 (1999) Voice Of Emperor Zurg
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 Bug's Life, A (1998) Additional Voice (Post-Production)
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 Toy Story (1995) Additional Voice
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 E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 (2003) Interviewee
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Landed first animation job at Kroyer Films
1990:
Joined Pixar Animation Studios as the company┬┐s ninth employee and second animator
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Worked on the well-received shorts "Surprise" and "Light and Heavy"
1995:
Credited as a co-screenwriter and character developer for "Toy Story"
1998:
Made directing debut as co-director of "A Bug's Life"
1999:
Collaborated on the screenplay for "Toy Story 2"; also voiced Emperor Zurg
2001:
Executive produced and co-wrote "Monsters, Inc."
2003:
Solo directing debut, "Finding Nemo"; also voiced several characters; was Pixar's highest-grossing film at the time
2008:
Co-wrote and directed "WALL-E"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay
2009:
Executive produced animated feature "Up"
2010:
Wrote "Toy Story 3"
2012:
Helmed first non-animated film in his career, the sci-fi Western "John Carter"; also co-wrote screenplay based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Education

California Institute of the Arts: Valencia , California - 1987

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