John Lasseter
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Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company. After being fired from Disney for promoting computer animation, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of Computer-generated imagery/CGI animation. The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986. Lasseter oversees all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer. In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (film)/Cars (2006), and Cars 2 (2011). Since 2007, he also oversees all of Walt Disney Animation Studios' (and its division, DisneyToon Studios') films and associated projects as executive producer.

He has won two Academy Awards, for Academy Award for Animated Short Film/Animated Short Film (for Tin Toy), as well as a Academy Special Achievement Award/Special Achievement Award (for Toy Story).

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