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Born: January 12, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: Producer ...
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1979:
Hired by the Disney feature animation department upon graduation
1984:
Left Disney intending to work at Lucasfilm for a month; stayed for 6 months
1991:
First TV credit, provided a film for NBC's "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes"
1998:
Co-directed the computer-animated "A Bug's Life"
2006:
Directed and co-wrote the animated feature, "Cars"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated feature
1988:
Gained notice for his Academy Award winning short, "Tin Toy"; credited for directing, scripting, animating and modeling
2011:
Returned to directing with "Cars 2"
2017:
In November, Lasseter announced the beginning of a six-month sabbatical from Pixar after acknowledging inappropriate behavior with female employees
1980:
Won a student Academy Award for his second CalArts film, "Nitemare"
2009:
Executive produced Disney's final (to-date) hand-drawn animation feature, "The Princess and the Frog"
1986:
Created the Oscar nominated animated short film, "Luxo Jr"
1985:
Worked on the computer animation group of Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic for the feature "Young Sherlock Holmes"
1983:
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
1981:
Contributed animation to such films as "The Fox and the Hound" (1981) and "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (1983)
1995:
Made feature directing debut with "Toy Story"; also credited for original story (with three others) and modeling & animation system development
1986:
Joined Pixar, the computer animation company formed by entrepreneur Steven Jobs, with his purchase of the computer animation division of Lucasfilm
2007:
Produced the Pixar animated feature, "Ratatouille"
2004:
Produced the animated superhero extravaganza "The Incredibles"; directed and written by Brad Bird
2008:
Executive produced Pixar's "WALL-E"
2006:
Appointed Chief Creative Officer of both the Pixar and Disney animation studios when the Walt Disney Company purchased Pixar
1983:
Was invited by Pixar founder Ed Catmull to visit the computer graphics unit of Lucasfilm
1979:
Made his first, award-winning, student film at CalArts, "Lady and the Lamp"
2012:
Was executive producer on the video-game themed animation "Wreck-It Ralph"
2013:
Executive-produced "Monsters, Inc." followup "Monsters University"
2014:
Was executive producer on Disney's "Big Hero 6"
2015:
Was executive producer on Pixar's "Inside Out"
2015:
Was executive producer on Disney's "Zootopia"
2016:
Executive-produced Pixar's "Finding Nemo" sequel, "Finding Dory"
2016:
Was executive producer on Disney's animated hit "Moana"
2017:
Executive-produced "Cars 3" for Pixar
2017:
Was executive producer on Pixar's "Coco"

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