Photo Essay - Day in the Life of John Lasseter

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  1. Mouse Skywalker

    Mouse Skywalker <font color=green>The Force is strong with this Po

    Aug 3, 2005
    In conjunction with the premiere of Disney•Pixar’s 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.

    WHAT’S 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.
  2. GAN

    GAN DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2005
    Very nice.... Thanks
  3. PinkBudgie

    PinkBudgie DIS Veteran

    Jul 3, 2008
    That was interesting. I'm in Sonoma County too. :goodvibes In the past I've heard of him doing charity movie opening parties at his house.

    Something I noticed in the movie Monster's Inc. was the reference to "lingonberry". The crates in the snow monsters cave were labeled like this. Pixar studios moved to Emeryville a while back which is home to an Ikea store, where they sell lingonberry products. I can help but wonder how many Pixar meetings involved cheap meatball and lingonberry lunches at Ikea. :goodvibes
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  5. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    What a neat Photo blog.

    But the thing that amazes me.

    350 HAWAIIAN SHIRTS. :idea: Man I guess If you are John Lassiter you can wear whatever the heck you want.:thumbsup2
  6. WorldWacky

    WorldWacky DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2010
    Very cool. Thanks Dave!
  7. cannp123165

    cannp123165 <font color=green>Very Quizzical<font color=teal>

    Oct 17, 2005
    Thanks for sharing! :)
  8. wdwscout

    wdwscout <a href="" targ

    Jan 9, 2007
    Love his work. :lovestruc
    Love his shirts! :cool1:

    And what a COOL office!! :banana:

    Thanks for sharing that!
  9. HollyMac71

    HollyMac71 Sucks to have a dull life!

    Jan 3, 2009
    VERY cool!!! Looks like he's the owner of a Chocolate Lab also!
  10. luharvey77

    luharvey77 Earning My Ears

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks for sharing this photo blog, I enjoyed it. We really like the Pixar/John Lasseter story.

    We recently watched The Pixar Story on Netflix, and recommend it if you like Pixar. And, really, who doesn't? ;)

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