John Lasseter, Executive Vice President of Creative for Pixar, Inc. on this edition of Fresh Air
. Lasseter was one of the founding members of the computer animated filmmaking company. He served as Director and Animator of the feature films Toy Story
, Toy Story 2
, and A Bug's Life
. He was also Executive Producer of Monsters, Inc
. Toy Story
was the first computer-animated feature film. Lasseter also directed a number of shorts for Pixar, including "Tin Toy," "Red's Dream," and "Luxo, Jr." "Tin Toy" won an Oscar in 1988 for Best Animated Short Film. Lasseter joined Lucasfilm's Computer Division in 1984, and then helped create Pixar in 1986. He previously worked as an animator for Walt Disney. (Broadcast Date: February 27, 2002)
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