'Frozen' special to air on ABC next month

'Frozen' special to air on ABC next month

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) --ABC says it plans to air a special called "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" Sept. 2.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 31 (UPI) -- Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected president of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars each year.
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Producers guild to honor Spielberg

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America says it plans to honor producer, director and writer Steven Spielberg with its 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award.
Lucas to present Lasseter with Golden Lion

Lucas to present Lasseter with Golden Lion

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Writer, director and producer George Lucas has agreed to present animator John Lasseter with an award at the Venice International Film Festival.
'Mater' to star in 3 TV cartoon shorts

'Mater' to star in 3 TV cartoon shorts

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family will air a series of animated shorts featuring the character Mater from the movie "Cars," studio officials announced.
Disney to release 10 animated films by '12

Disney to release 10 animated films by '12

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Studios unveiled at a New York news conference Tuesday a slate of 10 animated feature movies to be released through 2012.

'Toy Story' to get 3-D makeover

BURBANK , Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios said it plans to release new Disney Digital 3-D versions of "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" in theaters.

Disney unveils 'Frog Princess' details

NEW ORLEANS, March 9 (UPI) -- "The Frog Princess," set in New Orleans, would feature the first African-American Disney princess, Walt Disney Co. shareholders learned. Disney Animation has begun production on "The Frog Princess," the company's first hand-drawn animation project in year

Walt Disney delays 'Tinker Bell' release

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. has been forced to delay next year's DVD release of "Tinker Bell," effectively disrupting one of its new promotional campaigns.

Disney drops John's 'Gnomeo & Juliet'

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Elton John's animated musical "Gnomeo & Juliet" has been dropped from production at Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Pixar accepts $7.4B offer from Disney

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Pixar Animation Studies has accepted Walt Disney Co.'s all-stock buyout worth $7.4 billion.

Spielberg gets Art Directors Guild honor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg Monday was named winner of the Art Director Guild's award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

Motion Picture Academy holds elections

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected five new governors and returned nine members to the board.

Disney plans third 'Toy Story'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead with a third "Toy Story" movie, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
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John Lasseter
English language version co-director John Lasseter attends a screening of the film "Ponyo" in Los Angeles on July 27, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Lasseter's first job was with The Walt Disney Company, where he became an animator. Next, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. After Lucasfilm became Pixar in 1986, Lasseter oversaw all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer and he directed Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, and Cars.

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

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