John Lasseter



Pixar and Walt Disney Studios



What makes them haute:

As the two-time Academy Award-winning animator
and Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney and
Pixar Animation Studios, Lasseter is one of the
most important men in Hollywood these days. He
is also the principal creative advisor at Walt Disney
Imagineering where he works with a team developing ideas for Disney theme
park attractions. Lasseter was honored with a Special Achievement Oscar
in 1995 for his leadership of the Toy Story team. In 2004, he was honored by
the Art Directors Guild with its prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to
Cinematic Imagery” award. He has also received an honorary degree from the
American Film Institute.