History Creator / PixarRegulars

18th Jun '16 4:40:43 PM dlchen145
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His first live-action project was the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' for Creator/{{Disney}}. Expect this to have destroyed his ProtectionFromEditors. He is currently signed on to direct the ''Finding Nemo'' sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', which will be released in 2016.

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His first live-action project was the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' for Creator/{{Disney}}. Expect this to have destroyed his ProtectionFromEditors. He is currently signed on to direct the ''Finding Nemo'' sequel ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', which will be released in 2016.\n
18th Jun '16 2:43:37 PM Claystripe
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He was to make his directoral debut in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' but [[DevelopmentHell problems with the story]] pushed back its release date by two years, as John Lasseter didn't want to have any more critical flops after [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} their]] [[{WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} last]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity three]].

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He was to make his directoral debut in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' but [[DevelopmentHell problems with the story]] pushed back its release date by two years, as John Lasseter didn't want to have any more critical flops after [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} their]] [[{WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} last]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity three]].
18th Jun '16 2:42:42 PM Claystripe
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He was to make his directoral debut in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' but [[DevelopmentHell problems with the story]] pushed back its release date by two years, as John Lasseter didn't want to have any more critical flops after [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} their]] [[{WesternAnimation/{Brave}} last]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity three]].

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He was to make his directoral debut in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' but [[DevelopmentHell problems with the story]] pushed back its release date by two years, as John Lasseter didn't want to have any more critical flops after [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} their]] [[{WesternAnimation/{Brave}} [[{WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} last]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity three]].
13th Jun '16 12:09:39 AM luord
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11th May '16 3:59:54 PM MrScout101
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Gary Rydstrom is probably most famous for his sound design work on films like ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''. His first work for {{Pixar}}, in fact, was the sound design for the first five PixarShorts directed by John Lasseter. He then became the go-to guy for sound design and mixing from the first ''Franchise/ToyStory'' movie to ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and returned in 2012 with ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. He made his directorial debut with the theatrical short ''Lifted''. He was slated to direct Newt, but following its cancellation, he instead directed ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Hawaiian Vacation]]''. Outside of Pixar, he has directed the English dubs of three Creator/StudioGhibli films: ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'' and ''[[Anime/{{Arrietty}} The Borrower Arrietty]]'' (North American Dub), and ''Anime/TheWindRises''. Most recently, he directed ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' at Lucasfilm.

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Gary Rydstrom is probably most famous for his sound design work on films like ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''. His first work for {{Pixar}}, in fact, was the sound design for the first five PixarShorts directed by John Lasseter. He then became the go-to guy for sound design and mixing from the first ''Franchise/ToyStory'' movie to ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and returned in 2012 with ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. He made his directorial debut with the theatrical short ''Lifted''. He was slated to direct Newt, but following its cancellation, he instead directed ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Hawaiian Vacation]]''.Vacation]]'' before moving back to Creator/SkywalkerSound the year of its release. Outside of Pixar, he has directed the English dubs of three Creator/StudioGhibli films: ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'' and ''[[Anime/{{Arrietty}} The Borrower Arrietty]]'' (North American Dub), and ''Anime/TheWindRises''. Most recently, he directed ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' at Lucasfilm.



Originally at Disney, she joined [=DreamWorks=] when former studio chief Jeff Katzenberg started the firm up and directed ''The Prince Of Egypt''. She became disenchanted with DWA and jumped to Pixar as a creative team member and director of ''Brave''. Sadly, a bout of ExecutiveMeddling regarding that movie led to her transferring to ILM and then back to Katzenberg and [=DreamWorks=] when Disney purchased ILM as part of their Lucasfilm package.

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Originally at Disney, she joined [=DreamWorks=] when former studio chief Jeff Katzenberg started the firm up and directed ''The Prince Of Egypt''. She became disenchanted with DWA and jumped to Pixar as a creative team member and director of ''Brave''. Sadly, a bout of ExecutiveMeddling regarding that movie led to her transferring to ILM [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]] and then back to Katzenberg and [=DreamWorks=] when Disney purchased ILM as part of their Lucasfilm package.



Ed Catmull was recruited by GeorgeLucas in 1979 to head up a group to bring computer graphics and digital editing to film. There, he developed digital image compositing technology for blending multiple images and computer-graphics algorithms such as the Catmull-Rom spline and the Catmull–Clark subdivision surface. When Steve Jobs bought Lucasarts' digital division and founded Pixar, Catmull was appointed Chief Technical Officer, where he was a key developer of Pixar's [=RenderMan=] film rendering system.

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Ed Catmull was recruited by GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas in 1979 to head up a group to bring computer graphics and digital editing to film. There, he developed digital image compositing technology for blending multiple images and computer-graphics algorithms such as the Catmull-Rom spline and the Catmull–Clark subdivision surface. When Steve Jobs bought Lucasarts' digital division and founded Pixar, Catmull was appointed Chief Technical Officer, where he was a key developer of Pixar's [=RenderMan=] film rendering system.



After he was fired from {{Apple|Macintosh}} and founded [=NeXT=], Steve Jobs bought Pixar off of [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]] in 1986 for $10 million, largely on the strength of John Lasseter's belief in the future of computer animation. Jobs continued to pour money into Pixar even as it failed to profit as a medical imaging software company, and allowed it to find its footing producing computer-animated commercials. Jobs' tenacity was ultimately vindicated by the subsequent success of Pixar, and he was the largest shareholder in both Disney and Pixar, with 7% of the shares.

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After he was fired from {{Apple|Macintosh}} Creator/Apple and founded [=NeXT=], Steve Jobs bought Pixar off of [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]] in 1986 for $10 million, largely on the strength of John Lasseter's belief in the future of computer animation. Jobs continued to pour money into Pixar even as it failed to profit as a medical imaging software company, and allowed it to find its footing producing computer-animated commercials. Jobs' tenacity was ultimately vindicated by the subsequent success of Pixar, and he was the largest shareholder in both Disney and Pixar, with 7% of the shares.
11th Feb '16 8:07:20 AM TribeFan695
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' (2016)
6th Feb '16 8:52:23 PM nombretomado
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Of course, this page would not be complete without Pixar's "lucky charm", John Ratzenberger, who has done a voice for ''every single feature film'' Pixar has made. Many may know him as Cliff from ''{{Cheers}}'', and it was this role that resulted in him being cast for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Since then, he's always had a role, however minor, in every feature produced at the studio, to the point where Andrew Stanton just decided to [[TheDanza name Ratzenberger's role after him]] in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', and the practice was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a credits sequence in ''Cars''.

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Of course, this page would not be complete without Pixar's "lucky charm", John Ratzenberger, who has done a voice for ''every single feature film'' Pixar has made. Many may know him as Cliff from ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and it was this role that resulted in him being cast for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Since then, he's always had a role, however minor, in every feature produced at the studio, to the point where Andrew Stanton just decided to [[TheDanza name Ratzenberger's role after him]] in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', and the practice was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a credits sequence in ''Cars''.
5th Dec '15 1:02:38 PM MarkLungo
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He was to make his directoral debut in ''The Good Dinosaur'' but [[DevelopmentHell problems with the story]] pushed back it's release date by two years, as John Lasseter didn't want to have any more critical flops after [[{{Cars}} their]] [[{{Brave}} last]] [[MonstersUniversity three]].

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He was to make his directoral debut in ''The Good Dinosaur'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' but [[DevelopmentHell problems with the story]] pushed back it's its release date by two years, as John Lasseter didn't want to have any more critical flops after [[{{Cars}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} their]] [[{{Brave}} [[{WesternAnimation/{Brave}} last]] [[MonstersUniversity [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity three]].



* ''[[PixarShorts Partly Cloudy]]'' (2009)
* ''[[TheGoodDinosaur The Good Dinosaur]]'' (2015)

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* ''[[PixarShorts ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Partly Cloudy]]'' (2009)
* ''[[TheGoodDinosaur The Good Dinosaur]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' (2015)



He voices Eeyore in the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]] film ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' in 2011.

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He voices Eeyore in the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney canon]] film ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' in 2011.2011.
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21st Oct '15 6:19:26 PM nombretomado
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John Lasseter has been with Pixar since the early days at Lucasfilm. Originally a {{Disney}} animator, Lasseter was inspired by ''Film/{{Tron}}'' to try to make a computer-animated feature film, but was fired while trying to adapt Thomas M. Disch's novella ''TheBraveLittleToaster'' (which was distributed by Disney but made by independent company Hyperion). At Lucasfilm, he created its first four [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts short films]], including his most famous short, ''Luxo, Jr.'' He also directed Pixar's first feature film, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', for which he got a Special Achievement Award at the Oscars. After ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', he stuck to executive producing Pixar's films for a while, though he still provided creative input into the companies' films. He returned to directing with the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', which, despite performing weaker and not being as well received as the other Pixar films, still got more good reviews than most other animated films that year and made a [[IncrediblyLamePun truckload]] of money, particularly through merchandising. His latest directorial effort, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'', proved an artistic debacle that shattered the near spotless artistic reputation of the company such as leading to Pixar being shut out of contention for that year's Best Animated Feature Oscar for the first time in the award's history. Not wanting to cause the studio further embarrassment, John snapped into action by postponing the TroubledProduction ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' by a year to ensure that the next film in their roster, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', would be on par with their other classics.

John's eye for quality is no doubt the reason why, when {{Disney}} merged with {{Pixar}} back in 2006, he was not only made Chief Creative Officer of both Pixar ''and'' Disney Feature Animation, but also Principal Creative Advisor for Disney's Imagineering department, meaning he even has creative say in theme park rides. [[ExecutiveMeddling While his decisions at Disney]] did cause a bit of behind-the-scenes drama (his insistence on changes for ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' led director Chris Sanders (of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'') to leave the company), general consensus is that he's doing the studio a ''huge'' favor. After becoming Chief Creative Officer, he cancelled all of the Disney sequels in production and greenlighted ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. Lasseter has since opted for [=DisneyToon=] Studios to produce more original properties and spinoffs, such as the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' films and the spinoff from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', titled ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}''. Somewhat ironically, the hope for Disney to continue creating traditionally animated feature films largely lies with him; despite playing a large part in computer animation becoming more dominant, he's expressed interest in bringing 2D animation back.

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John Lasseter has been with Pixar since the early days at Lucasfilm. Originally a {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} animator, Lasseter was inspired by ''Film/{{Tron}}'' to try to make a computer-animated feature film, but was fired while trying to adapt Thomas M. Disch's novella ''TheBraveLittleToaster'' (which was distributed by Disney but made by independent company Hyperion). At Lucasfilm, he created its first four [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts short films]], including his most famous short, ''Luxo, Jr.'' He also directed Pixar's first feature film, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', for which he got a Special Achievement Award at the Oscars. After ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', he stuck to executive producing Pixar's films for a while, though he still provided creative input into the companies' films. He returned to directing with the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', which, despite performing weaker and not being as well received as the other Pixar films, still got more good reviews than most other animated films that year and made a [[IncrediblyLamePun truckload]] of money, particularly through merchandising. His latest directorial effort, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'', proved an artistic debacle that shattered the near spotless artistic reputation of the company such as leading to Pixar being shut out of contention for that year's Best Animated Feature Oscar for the first time in the award's history. Not wanting to cause the studio further embarrassment, John snapped into action by postponing the TroubledProduction ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' by a year to ensure that the next film in their roster, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', would be on par with their other classics.

John's eye for quality is no doubt the reason why, when {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} merged with {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} back in 2006, he was not only made Chief Creative Officer of both Pixar ''and'' Disney Feature Animation, but also Principal Creative Advisor for Disney's Imagineering department, meaning he even has creative say in theme park rides. [[ExecutiveMeddling While his decisions at Disney]] did cause a bit of behind-the-scenes drama (his insistence on changes for ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' led director Chris Sanders (of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'') to leave the company), general consensus is that he's doing the studio a ''huge'' favor. After becoming Chief Creative Officer, he cancelled all of the Disney sequels in production and greenlighted ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. Lasseter has since opted for [=DisneyToon=] Studios to produce more original properties and spinoffs, such as the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' films and the spinoff from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', titled ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}''. Somewhat ironically, the hope for Disney to continue creating traditionally animated feature films largely lies with him; despite playing a large part in computer animation becoming more dominant, he's expressed interest in bringing 2D animation back.



He was working on a live-action film titled ''1906'', jointly produced by {{Disney}}, {{Pixar}}, and (you read that right) Disney's old rival WarnerBros, which centers around the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. This project may be on hold, however, as Bird has directed ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' and ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}''. He is now working on writing a sequel to ''The Incredibles''.

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He was working on a live-action film titled ''1906'', jointly produced by {{Disney}}, {{Pixar}}, Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/{{Pixar}}, and (you read that right) Disney's old rival WarnerBros, which centers around the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. This project may be on hold, however, as Bird has directed ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' and ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}''. He is now working on writing a sequel to ''The Incredibles''.



Joe Ranft worked on scripts and storyboards for many animated films, both {{Pixar}} and non-Pixar. After doing story work on ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', Ranft worked on several {{Disney}} films, from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing''. He joined {{Pixar}} in 1992, and did story work on ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (the most famous scene he storyboarded being the "Army Men" scene in that film). Ranft went on to write and storyboard other animated films, including most of Pixar's, and also voiced a few characters in several films, including Heimlich the caterpillar in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Wheezy the penguin in ''Toy Story 2'', and Jacques the shrimp in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''. He was later made co-director of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.

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Joe Ranft worked on scripts and storyboards for many animated films, both {{Pixar}} and non-Pixar. After doing story work on ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', Ranft worked on several {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} films, from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing''. He joined {{Pixar}} in 1992, and did story work on ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (the most famous scene he storyboarded being the "Army Men" scene in that film). Ranft went on to write and storyboard other animated films, including most of Pixar's, and also voiced a few characters in several films, including Heimlich the caterpillar in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Wheezy the penguin in ''Toy Story 2'', and Jacques the shrimp in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''. He was later made co-director of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.



RandyNewman was, of course, already a well-established singer, songwriter, and composer by the time he was hired to work on the score for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (despite the skepticism of {{Disney}} executives). Since then, he's done the score for five {{Pixar}} {{film}}s, and he can thank the studio - or, more specifically, ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.'' - for finally getting him an Oscar in 2002 (for Best Song) after being nominated ''fifteen times''. He's also responsible for probably the most [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] song in the Pixar {{canon}}: "When She Loved Me ([[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie's]] Song)" from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''.

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RandyNewman was, of course, already a well-established singer, songwriter, and composer by the time he was hired to work on the score for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (despite the skepticism of {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} executives). Since then, he's done the score for five {{Pixar}} {{film}}s, and he can thank the studio - or, more specifically, ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.'' - for finally getting him an Oscar in 2002 (for Best Song) after being nominated ''fifteen times''. He's also responsible for probably the most [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] song in the Pixar {{canon}}: "When She Loved Me ([[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie's]] Song)" from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''.
10th Oct '15 7:32:15 PM jameygamer
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Originally at Disney, she joined [=DreamWorks=] when former studio chief Jeff Katzenberg started the firm up and directed ''The Prince Of Egypt''. She became disenchanted with DWA and jumped to Pixar as a creative team member and director of ''Brave''. Sadly, a bout of ExecutiveMeddling regarding that movie led to her transferring to ILM and then back to Katzenberg and [=DreamWorks=] when Disney purchased ILM as part of their Lucasfilm package.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' (director, 1998)

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' (director, 1998)1998) [[note]] This is actually a 2D Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film [[/note]]
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