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John Lasseter

February 2, 2001 OHC417 45? Min.


Vice president, Creative, Pixar Animation Studios. Born 1957. Academy award winning director. Director and co-writer, Toy Story (1995), and executive producer, Finding Nemo (2003).

Interview Summary

2001 February 2
Printed transcript only. Audio recording not available.
Movie executive John Lasseter talks the parallels between the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s (CMHOF) work and his own work at Pixar. Lasseter had been a recent visitor to the CMHOF. Discussion includes the development of the Woody character for Toy Story 2; the role of Toy Story 2 in preserving western themes and music; comments on the resources at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum; his approach to creativity and the goal of connecting with the audience; and the role of the familiar in creating entertainment.

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