Speakers announced for Pixar themed Disney Cruises this fall

Pixar Disney Cruise

It’s hard to get a feel for how popular these Pixar themed Disney Cruises are this fall. There’s is still a big push from Disney Cruise Lines to get bookings, but the first cruise leaves in just a few weeks. DCL has finally released the list of which Pixar animators or executives will be on board each voyage, something I think would have been important months ago when people would be most likely to book a trip. That said, if I had the money I would definitely book any of these trips. They sound fabulous.

September 16

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios; Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering

Jay Ward, CARS Franchise Guardian, Pixar Animation Studios – Ward contributes his enthusiasm for cars and his artistic passions to the creation of anything and everything within the “Cars” Franchise, including the production of “Cars” as character team manager and consultant to the film’s director and co-director, John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.

September 23

Roger Gould, Creative Director, Theme Parks, Pixar Animation Studios – Gould collaborates with Walt Disney Imagineering in the creation of theme park attractions and lands inspired by Pixar’s films, most recently the creation and opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park.

Tia Kratter, Shading Art Director, Pixar Animation Studios – Kratter served as the shading art director on “Brave,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars,” where she was responsible for specifying the color and texture of every object modeled for a film.

September 30

Harley Jessup, Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios – Jessup leads teams of artists who create and design the sets and characters for films, including “Monster’s Inc.,” and “Ratatouille.” He recently finished working as production designer for “Cars 2.”

Jeremy Lasky, Director of Photography/ Camera, Pixar Animation Studios – Lasky served as director of photography/camera on “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E” and “Toy Story 3.” His most recent project was as director of photography/camera on “Cars 2.”

October 7

Rob Gibbs, Director, Pixar Animation Studios – Gibbs has contributed his story talents to a number of Disney•Pixar films, including “Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E,” “Up” and “Cars.” He has also directed and co-directed several of the studio’s “Cars Toons.”

Sharon Calahan, Director of Photography/Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios – Calahan served as director of photography/lighting on “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille” and “Cars 2.” She previously served as lighting supervisor on the studio’s first feature film, “Toy Story.”

As usual, the schedule and presenters are subject to change! Which of these line ups interest you the most?

Below the cut is another video from John Lasseter making yet one more pitch to get you to book your trip on the Disney Wonder:

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One Response to Speakers announced for Pixar themed Disney Cruises this fall

  1. Give us a three-day or four-day, and we’ll talk. Hubby can’t take that much time off work.
    Also, Jeff Pidgeon.

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