Hired by the Disney feature animation department upon graduation
Left Disney intending to work at Lucasfilm for a month; stayed for 6 months
First TV credit, provided a film for NBC's "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes"
Co-directed the computer-animated "A Bug's Life"
Directed and co-wrote the animated feature, "Cars"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated feature
Gained notice for his Academy Award winning short, "Tin Toy"; credited for directing, scripting, animating and modeling
Returned to directing with "Cars 2"
In November, Lasseter announced the beginning of a six-month sabbatical from Pixar after acknowledging inappropriate behavior with female employees
Won a student Academy Award for his second CalArts film, "Nitemare"
Executive produced Disney's final (to-date) hand-drawn animation feature, "The Princess and the Frog"
Created the Oscar nominated animated short film, "Luxo Jr"
Worked on the computer animation group of Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic for the feature "Young Sherlock Holmes"
With fellow Disney animator Glen Keane, co-created an experimental 30-second test film based on Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," to demonstrate how traditional hand-drawn character animation could be combined with computerized camera movements and environments
Contributed animation to such films as "The Fox and the Hound" (1981) and "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (1983)
Made feature directing debut with "Toy Story"; also credited for original story (with three others) and modeling & animation system development
Joined Pixar, the computer animation company formed by entrepreneur Steven Jobs, with his purchase of the computer animation division of Lucasfilm
Produced the Pixar animated feature, "Ratatouille"
Produced the animated superhero extravaganza "The Incredibles"; directed and written by Brad Bird
Executive produced Pixar's "WALL-E"
Appointed Chief Creative Officer of both the Pixar and Disney animation studios when the Walt Disney Company purchased Pixar
Was invited by Pixar founder Ed Catmull to visit the computer graphics unit of Lucasfilm
Made his first, award-winning, student film at CalArts, "Lady and the Lamp"
Was executive producer on the video-game themed animation "Wreck-It Ralph"
Executive-produced "Monsters, Inc." followup "Monsters University"
Was executive producer on Disney's "Big Hero 6"
Was executive producer on Pixar's "Inside Out"
Was executive producer on Disney's "Zootopia"
Executive-produced Pixar's "Finding Nemo" sequel, "Finding Dory"
Was executive producer on Disney's animated hit "Moana"
Executive-produced "Cars 3" for Pixar
Was executive producer on Pixar's "Coco"