John Lasseter and Ed Catmull Remember Steve Jobs! [UPDATE]

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On this day, the world lost a true visionary.

As the genius behind Apple, Steve Jobs will never be forgotten thanks to his abundant contributions to the world of electronics and digital media. In addition, we must remember his efforts to invigorate a once fledgling hardware company into the leading animation powerhouse that we know today as Pixar Animation Studios.

John Lasseter and Ed Catmull remind us of Jobs’ contributions to the Lamp in a newly released statement:

"Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family. He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films; the one thing he always said was to simply ‘make it great.’ He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people. He will forever be a part of Pixar’s DNA. Our hearts go out to his wife Laurene and their children during this incredibly difficult time."

-John Lasseter & Ed Catmull

Update: The Pixar homepage has been updated to reflect Jobs’ passing.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Last modified: October 5, 2011