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.
- Vanity Fair makes it sound like John Carter of Mars will be a Pixar film. To be clear, Andrew Stanton is directing the film for Disney, but it is NOT a Pixar film. That being said, Andrew Stanton directed Wall-E for Pixar, so his vision of another Sci-Fi world should be interesting
- I would argue that Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich, also deserves to be up there with his Pixar co-workers. Like Vanity Fair said, Toy Story 3 continued “Pixar’s unmatched winning streak” and has gone on to gross more than $1 billion worldwide. Unkrich has also been instrumental at the studio, co-directing Toy Story 2 with John Lasseter, Monsters, Inc. with Pete Docter, and Finding Nemo with Andrew Stanton, before directing Toy Story 3 solo
To see the full “Vanity Fair 100”, visit Vanity Fair’s official website.