In conjunction with the premiere of DisneyPixars Cars 2, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released this photo essay of a day in the life of film director John Lasseter. It provides some interesting glimpses into seldom seen Pixar Studios. All photos by Deborah Coleman ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. A SWEET START (7:48 a.m.) - Kissing wife Nancy goodbye, "Cars 2" director John Lasseter hits the road for the 60-minute ride from his Sonoma County home to Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. A WORKING COMMUTE (8:13 a.m.) - Lasseter rides instead of driving to work, allowing precious minutes to review "Cars 2" materials on an iPad. Supervising technical director Apurva Shah created a special application for Lasseter that allows the director to record notes verbally and email his feedback to the appropriate department. A GRAND ENTRANCE (8:52 a.m.) Lasseter chats with fellow Pixarian A.J. Riebli, a Sonoma County neighbor, upon arrival at Pixar Animation Studios. WHATS THE SCOOP? (9:38 a.m.) Executive manager Heather Feng downloads Lasseter on the day ahead in his office. BEHIND THE DESK (9:43 a.m.) - With hundreds of "Toy Story" toys looking on, Lasseter reviews a "Cars 2" trailer on his office computer. BREAKFAST WITH A SIDE OF "CARS 2" (10:09 a.m.) - Jim Murphy, director of creative artists, stops to chat while "Cars 2" producer Denise Ream and assistant Heather Feng review materials - and breakfast - with Lasseter at Pixar's Luxo Cafe. IN UNIFORM (10:27 a.m.) - Producer Denise Ream joins Lasseter en route to a meeting. The "Cars 2" director dons his daily uniform, a Hawaiian shirt themed to his current project (this one features "Cars" characters). Lasseter currently has 350 Hawaiian shirts in rotation. Click here to continue to part 2 of the series.