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Lin-Manuel Miranda receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Lin-Manuel Miranda, currently on the big screen as Jack in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. Miranda was joined by his wife Vanessa Nadal and other family members. Guest speakers at the ceremony include “Weird Al” Yankovic… Read More »Lin-Manuel Miranda receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Minnie Mouse about to be made a star in Hollywood

Would you believe that one of the Disney company’s most enduring icons doesn’t have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? That’s right Minnie Mouse doesn’t yet have a star, despite her clear importance to the Disney legacy. That will all change in… Read More »Minnie Mouse about to be made a star in Hollywood

John Lasseter Hams It Up at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Two-time academy award-winning Pixar director John Lasseter was honored today with a star on the Hollywood Walk of family. The unveiling occurred at the historic El Capitan Theatre where he was surrounded by family, colleagues, and celebrities from his blockbuster animated features.

The event was emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speaker, actress Bonnie Hunt. Also joining the celebration were Owen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Emily Mortimer, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Don Rickles, Randy Newman and Cheech Marin. Key Disney and Pixar executives in attendance included Studio Chairman Rich Ross, Studio President Alan Bergman, Production President Sean Bailey, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, Pixar General Manager Jim Morris, among many other prestigious guests.

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 made his feature film directorial debut with the now classic “Toy Story,” which was the first-ever feature length computer animated motion picture. He subsequently directed the international box office hits “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Cars” and “Cars 2.” Creatively overseeing 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.

A graduate of CalArts with a BFA in film, Lasseter is the only two-time winner of the Student Academy Award® for Animation for his student films “Lady and the Lamp” and “Nitemare.”

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John Lasseter Talks Wine, Gets Hollywood Star

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation, has a soft spot for wine. So when he reached that point in his life where he could afford it, he and his wife bought a winery in Napa Valley. This appears to… Read More »John Lasseter Talks Wine, Gets Hollywood Star