Comic Riffs: John Lasseter

Posted at 02:59 AM ET, 06/22/2012

PIXAR’s ‘BRAVE’: Director Mark Andrews on the duality of teens, the singularity of his mission — and what a man in a kilt brings to Pixar

Q&A: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ director Mark Andrews on teen heroines, parent-child relationships — and what a man wearing a kilt brings to Pixar

By Michael Cavna  |  02:59 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brave, pixar, mark andrews, john lasseter, andrew stanton, brad bird, brenda chapman, pete docter

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Pixar’s JOHN LASSETER: ‘Day in a Life’ mini-doc is our Video of the Day

New ‘Day in the Life’ mini-doc is our Video of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  08:22 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, john lasseter, day in a life

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/06/2011

‘CARS 2’ animator Bob Moyer embodies Pixar 2.0: The Next Generation

Maryland native made the leap from College Park to the leading animation studio as character designer for the “Cars” sequel.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, bob moyer, angus maclane, denise ream, john lasseter, cars 2

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011

PIXAR PILE-UP: Is ‘Cars 2’ crashing into overheated expectations?

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, disney, cars 2, john lasseter

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/12/2011

O PIONEERS: On John Lasseter's birthday, a look back at Pixar's origin story

Updated: 3:03 p.m. ET It was the late-'80s and I had caught "Luxo Jr." at the touring Spike & Mike Animation Festival. The CGI short, in short, visually rocked my world. Eager to discuss it, to dissect this brief vision...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Alvy Ray Smith, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Luxo Jr., Pixar Studios, Tin Toy

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2011

HAYAO MIYAZAKI's 70th birthday: Fans honor the legendary animator

The great Hayao Miyazaki-san & the men of Disney/Pixar in 2009. Immediately to the right of Miyazaki is Pixar founder John Lasseter. (Photo: Michael Cavna/The Washington Post) The hall sat hushed just moments after a thunderous ovation. Fans didn't...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/17/2010

'Riffs Interview: How Michael Arndt went from celebrity assistant to 'TOY STORY 3' screenwriter in two moves

Michael Arndt is a skilled enough screenwriter to have already won an Oscar, but still you've got to wonder: Could he, for all this talent, write his own success story? Were he to script his real-life rise to Hollywood's...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Disney Pixar, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Little Miss Sunshine, Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3