As if we did not already know how powerful John Lasseter was (he is essentially in charge of Pixar and Disney Animation’s creative processes), Vanity Fair has once again named the visionary as one of the most influential people in the world. Each year, Vanity Fair creates a list of who they find to be the “buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs” and publishes it in early September. Read on to see who beat out Lasseter and who he came out on top of. [Read more…]
Each year, Vanity Fair releases a list of who they believe are the most influential people. Number 12 on this year’s “Vanity Fair 100” is none other than a group of Pixar directors: Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up), John Lasseter (Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars) and Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E).
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STAGE OF GLOBAL CONQUEST: Pixar’s unmatched winning streak continues. Coming 15 years after the original, Toy Story 3 grossed more than $630 million worldwide in its first month and reduced theaters full of adults to tears. Up next: the Stanton-directed John Carter of Mars. [Read more…]