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Director John Lasseter Honored With A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Two-Time Academy Award®-Winning Director John Lasseter  Honored With A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Credit: Alex Berliner/ABImages for Walt Disney Studios

Two-time Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, November 1, 2011, from the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  In addition to his many and varied feature animation film credits, Lasseter serves as Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering.

Lasseter’s star is the 2,453rd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre.  The event was followed by an exclusive luncheon specially prepared by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

Two-Time Academy Award®-Winning Director John Lasseter Honored With A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Credit: Alex Berliner/ABImages for Walt Disney Studios

Yesterday’s celebration was emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speaker, actress Bonnie Hunt. He was surrounded by Cars 2 and other Pixar voice talent: Owen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Emily Mortimer, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Don Rickles, Randy Newman and Cheech Marin. Key Disney and Pixar executives in attendance included Studio Chairman Rich Ross, Studio President Alan Bergman, Production President Sean Bailey, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, Pixar General Manager Jim Morris, among many other prestigious guests.

You can watch a clip of the ceremony here.

A graduate of CalArts with a BFA in film, Lasseter is the only two-time winner of the Student Academy Award® for Animation for his student films “Lady and the Lamp” and “Nitemare.”

Two-Time Academy Award®-Winning Director John Lasseter  Honored With A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Credit: Alex Berliner/ABImages for Walt Disney Studios

“Toy Story,”  the first-ever feature length computer animated motion picture was Lasseter’s first feature film directorial debut. He subsequently directed the international box office hits “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Cars” and “Cars 2.” Creatively overseeing all films and associated projects from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, his executive producing credits include the Oscar®-winning and nominated Pixar films “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALLŸE,” “Up” and “Toy Story 3.” He also served as executive producer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-nominated features “Bolt,” “The Princess and the Frog” and “Tangled,” as well as the studio’s most recent release “Winnie the Pooh.” Lasseter is also the executive producer of Pixar’s new animated feature “Brave,” which will be released in 2012.

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.

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