I was listening to Ricky Brigante’s excellent Inside The Magic podcast (iTunes) from this week and really enjoyed listening to the recording of the Lasseter family talking about their winery and their passion for the drink. One member of the audience asked when Pixar be… Read More »John Lasseter loves talking about wine
Now, we knew that John Lasseter keeps a child-like sense of joy about him. Pixar would be a very different company if he wasn’t. But did you actually know he is a giant toy. Otherwise, why would he be inducted into the Toy Hall of… Read More »John Lasseter inducted into Toy Hall of Fame
At the premier of Walt Disney World’s newest show, Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee, I had the chance to speak with Bruce Smith, the Supervising Animator on Dr. Facilier, the Villain at the center of Walt Disney Animation’s next feature “The Princess and the Frog.” Smith honed… Read More »Interview with Bruce Smith, Supervising Animator on The Princess And The Frog
Videos 3 & 4 in the Disney Living series featuring John Lasseter talking up the new definitive edition toys from his Toy Story feature. Today we have Rex the dinosaur and RC.
Follow below the jump for the videos.
The second video from Disney Living featuring John Lasseter pitching Disney*Pixar’s new ultimate toy collection is now up. Sadly this is beginning to take on a bit of a home shopping network feeling. All that’s missing is that little scrolling bar tell you you’re about… Read More »John Lasseter Pitches Ultimate Woody Doll from Disney
Disney Consumer Products is launching an new video series of John Lasseter taking fans behind-the-scenes of the new Toy Story Definitive toy line. It can only be seen on their Disney Living YouTube Channel and, of course, embedded here for your viewing pleasure. This seven… Read More »John Lasseter Talks new Toy Story Toy Collection
Walt Disney Animation Studios latest film, BOLT, is now out on DVD. If you haven’t yet seen it, now is the time to catch this film that has as much heart as any Disney film and is technically amazing as well. BOLT is the first film that Pixar Studios chief John Lasseter and new Creative Executive for Animation at the Walt Disney Company was able to really mold.
Here’s a great interview with Lasseter on how Bolt came about. (Btw, I love his answer about his favorite Disney animated feature):
Question: What is the history of Bolt?
John Lasseter: Bolt was already in existence, but it was by the name of American Dog. We restarted the story and I brought on Chris Williams and Byron Howard, two amazing young talents, to direct it. I was by their side through every step of the production of this and it’s remarkable that the studio rallied around these two directors, great leaders, and they made this film in a record amount of time.
My family and I attended a showing of Disney’s latest feature Bolt with some friends at the wonderful El Capitan Theatre. It was awesome. Awesome is a word that gets used a lot, especially by Rhino (the hamster), but it’s not uncalled for. The movie… Read More »Bolt: It’s Awesome!