Animation legend and Academy Award winner John Lasseter recalls the moment he set a life goal to become a cartoonist

At this year’s D23 Expo, Disney’s version of Comic Con, Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering, recalled the moment he decided to be a cartoonist.

As part of the anecdote, he recalls his mother encouraging him to pursue his goals and what he did in order to achieve his dream career.

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BusinessWorld | John Lasseter: a Disney man to infinity and beyond

Lasseter is widely credited with rescuing Walt Disney Animation from closure when he arrived from its new stable-mate Pixar in 2007 to become chief creative officer for both studios.

It hardly seems conceivable now — with Frozen (2013) among the 10 highest grossing movies in history — but Disney at the time was reeling from the derision heaped on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Brother Bear (2003) and Chicken Little (2005).

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Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Reveal New Details About Their Upcoming Slate At D23 Expo | SEAT42F

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films today at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California.

“I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles.  “It’s a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our filmmakers are putting so much heart into these films – I can’t wait for people to see them.”

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D23 Expo: Disney, Pixar preview upcoming films

On Friday afternoon, Hall D23 became the place to be to learn about what’s next for Disney animation. Pixar CCO John Lasseter hosted a nearly two-hour panel of sneak peeks, teases and guest appearances to showcase upcoming movies from Disney Animation, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios.

A sizzle reels started the presentation, with footage from “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cars 3,” “The Jungle Book, “ and new titles such as “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Black Panther,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

”Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn then took the stage to highlight the morning’s Disney Legends Award Ceremony, and, of course, to talk animation. “None of this would exist without story animation,” he said, speaking of the company’s foundation. Lasseter then took the stage to discuss the Disney’s newest animated movies.

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Incredibles 2 Art Brings First Look at Pixar’s Superhero Sequel

One week from today, fans will be flocking to the Anaheim Convention Center for Disney’s annual D23 Expo, which is expected to showcase a number of highly-anticipated Disney movie. And it certainly looks like one of those will be The Incredibles 2. While we still have just under a year before this long-awaited animated sequel hits theaters, an eagle-eyed fan spotted what the first artwork from The Incredibles 2 on the official D23 app. The artwork does feature the official Incredibles 2 logo, that was first revealed at D23 back in 2015.

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