Thursday, October 30, 2008

Innovator of the Year

I've been a fan of Pixar Animation Studios since the early days when they created amazing shorts for use in Sesame Street shows ... you know the mom and kid swing-arm table lamps now made famous as their branding used at the introduction of their movies?
And what movies, you ask?! WELL ... glad you asked:
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • A Bug's Life (1998)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Cars (2006)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • WALL-E (2008)

Wowzer, eh?! Snipped from Mike's October 23rd post at The Pixar Blog, "The Hollywood Reporter today named Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter as its Innovator of the Year for 2008.

Citing his role as a "key player" in the production of Pixar's WALL-E and Disney's Bolt (in theatres Nov. 21), and the studios behind them, the publication concludes the obvious: "Lasseter has become not only the most prominent successor to the Nine Old Men, but arguably the most important figure in animation since [Walt] Disney himself." " (read more here)

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