John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich Talk Toy Story Series and More!

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Even though non-attendees didn’t get all that much from Pixar at this year’s Comic-Con there’s always the super informative interviews to make up for that.

Our friends at SlashFilm sat down with John Lasseter and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich. The Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios had a multitude of topics to touch on in this interview. From the upcoming re-releases of the Toy Story series in 3D to the Disney Theme Parks he’s been working on. But the most interesting discussion was with Lee Unkrich.

Although there’s not much either of them could tell us about the highly anticipated sequel, Unkrich did reassure us. I’ve been all for Pixar sequels openly for quite a while now, but some fans are still not convinced. He tells us exactly what I’ve been trying to say for a while, sequels get a bad wrap from other studios. But this is Pixar where they make stories that they want to make. He also assures us fans will be pleased and that Pixar will try to find a balance between originals and sequels. 

Anyhow, if you’ve been curious as to how Unkrich got the role as a director (finally after years of co-directing) or how Toy Story 3 was conceived (in more detail) this is for you! Enjoy the video interview here.

We’ll be bringing you more interviews as we get note of them.

(via SlashFilm)

Last modified: July 25, 2009