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John Lasseter honored at VES Awards Ceremony

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • February 21, 2006


Jim Hill Media via Animated News reports that at the 4th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards, Pixar’s own John Lasseter was honored with the Georges Melies Award, a lifetime achievement award for his “pioneering, significant, and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry.”

Chuck Oberleitner from JHM says….
Despite the fact that check-in for the 4th Annual VES Awards began just after six in the evening, with 20 award categories and two special individual achievement awards, the ceremony ran into the first hour of the following day. Guest presenter Cheech Marin, who will be heard later this year in the Disney Pixar production of the John Lasseter film “Cars,” got one of the biggest laughs of the evening when, just half-way through the program he said, “Boy, isn’t this a great show. The first five hours just flew by.”

Actor, and the voice of Mr. Incredible from Brad Bird’s film “The Incredibles,” Craig T. Nelson also broke up the audience as he sight-read and stumbled through the description of, and qualification for, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project. Without missing a beat or changing the tone of his voice, when he reached the end of the lengthy technical jargon, Nelson said, “Who the hell cares?”

Be sure to check out the article to see what else happened at the event.

John Ratzenberger and John Lasseter

Images Courtesy of VES

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Lasseter at Disney

Disney, John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • January 30, 2006

Cartoon Brew also points out a post on Paul Briggs’, a story artist at Disney Feature, about his first encounter with John Lasseter this week.

i introduce myself and shake john lasseter’s hand for the first time.

…yeeeeeeah, my alarm clock should go off any second now.
says Paul.

Cartoon Brew also points out how Paul writes about the introduction of Catmull and Lasseter to the Disney artists, and he contrasts it with a David Stainton meeting at Disney Florida two years ago.

Be sure to read them. They are interesting and give an insight into how the guys at Disney are feeling at the moment.

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Lasseter at Disney

Disney, John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • January 30, 2006

Cartoon Brew also points out a post on Paul Briggs’, a story artist at Disney Feature, about his first encounter with John Lasseter this week.

i introduce myself and shake john lasseter’s hand for the first time.

…yeeeeeeah, my alarm clock should go off any second now.

says Paul.

Cartoon Brew also points out how Paul writes about the introduction of Catmull and Lasseter to the Disney artists, and he contrasts it with a David Stainton meeting at Disney Florida two years ago.

Be sure to read them. They are interesting and give an insight into how the guys at Disney are feeling at the moment.

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John Lasseter at MoMA

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • January 2, 2006


Kottke.org via Route 66 News says that he went to a presentation by John Lasseter at the Pixar: 20 Years of Animation MoMA Exhibit.

I quote from the site….

“Near the end of the talk he showed a 2-3 minute clip of Cars, prefacing it with an announcement that it had never before been shown outside of Pixar.1 Some of the CGI wasn’t completely finished, but it was certainly enough to get the gist. When the first preview trailer for Cars was released, I was skeptical; it just didn’t look like it was going to be that good. Based on the clip Lasseter showed and some of his other comments, I’m happy to report that I was wrong to be so skeptical and am very much looking forward to its release in 2006.”

then he also adds…

“For you Pixar completists and AICN folks out there, the clip showed Lightning McQueen leaving a race track on the back of a flat-bed truck, bound for a big race in California. As the truck drives across the US, you see the criss-crossing expressways of the city stretch out into the long straight freeways of the American west, the roads literally cutting into the beautiful scenery. A cover of Tom Cochran’s Life is a Highway plays as the truck drives. The world of the movie features only cars, no humans…the cars are driving themselves.”

Read more of what happened at the event here

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John Lasseter at MoMA

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • January 2, 2006


Kottke.org via Route 66 News says that he went to a presentation by John Lasseter at the Pixar: 20 Years of Animation MoMA Exhibit.

I quote from the site….

“Near the end of the talk he showed a 2-3 minute clip of Cars, prefacing it with an announcement that it had never before been shown outside of Pixar.1 Some of the CGI wasn’t completely finished, but it was certainly enough to get the gist. When the first preview trailer for Cars was released, I was skeptical; it just didn’t look like it was going to be that good. Based on the clip Lasseter showed and some of his other comments, I’m happy to report that I was wrong to be so skeptical and am very much looking forward to its release in 2006.”

then he also adds…

“For you Pixar completists and AICN folks out there, the clip showed Lightning McQueen leaving a race track on the back of a flat-bed truck, bound for a big race in California. As the truck drives across the US, you see the criss-crossing expressways of the city stretch out into the long straight freeways of the American west, the roads literally cutting into the beautiful scenery. A cover of Tom Cochran’s Life is a Highway plays as the truck drives. The world of the movie features only cars, no humans…the cars are driving themselves.”

Read more of what happened at the event here

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John Lasseter Interview

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • December 28, 2005


Cartoon Brew points out that there is a WNYC interview with John Lasseter about the new Pixar show at MoMA.

Be sure to check it out.

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John Lasseter Interview

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • December 28, 2005


Cartoon Brew points out that there is a WNYC interview with John Lasseter about the new Pixar show at MoMA.

Be sure to check it out.

Read article

John Lasseter to Receive George Melies Award

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • November 3, 2005

Luxo reports John Lasseter will receive the Visual Effects Society’s George Melies Award for creative excellence.

The event will take place on February 15, 2006, at the Hollywood Paladium.

says Luxo

Be sure to go if you can!

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John Lasseter to Receive George Melies Award

John Lasseter, Pixar

Posted by Thomas • November 3, 2005

Luxo reports John Lasseter will receive the Visual Effects Society’s George Melies Award for creative excellence.

The event will take place on February 15, 2006, at the Hollywood Paladium.

says Luxo

Be sure to go if you can!

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