Two-time Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today from the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The celebration was emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler with a special and very funny intro by John Ratzenberger. Also in attendance were the stars from Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Emily Mortimer, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Don Rickles, Randy Newman and Cheech Marin. In addition, Disney and Pixar executives including Studio Chairman Rich Ross, Studio President Alan Bergman, Production President Sean Bailey, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, and Pixar General Manager Jim Morris.
Lasseter’s star is the 2,453rd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre. The event was followed by an exclusive luncheon specially prepared by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
Lasseter’s feature film directorial debut was with the now classic “Toy Story.” It broke records as the first-ever feature length computer animated motion picture. He went on to direct “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Cars” and “Cars 2.”In addition to his directing duties, John is the Creative Director for all films and associated projects from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. His executive producing credits include the Oscar®-winning and nominated Pixar films “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL-E,” “Up” and “Toy Story 3.” He also served as executive producer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-nominated features “Bolt,” “The Princess and the Frog” and “Tangled,” as well as the studio’s most recent release “Winnie the Pooh.” Lasseter is also the executive producer of Pixar’s new animated feature “Brave,” which will be released in 2012.
John and his lovey wife are genuine people and he’s got a tremendous sense of humor. I couldn’t be happier for him!
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