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    The more we all help each other, the more we all benefit. So go out there. Help others.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: help 
     
    I think that the entertainment industry and the entertainment press tends to focus on opening weekend box office as a measure of the success of a film and I think the true success is out there in people's homes and how much they absolutely love these characters.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: character  focus  true  film  success 
     
    At Pixar, after every movie we have postmortum meetings where we discuss what worked and what didn't work.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: work  movie  meeting 
     
    Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.
    — John Lasseter
    You make a movie to entertain audiences. That's why you make a movie. The product sales is because people love the characters, and to me, that is a testament to how our movie has become so ingrained in family's homes all around the world and that's why I make movies.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: character  people  world  movie 
     
    People who get into animation tend to be kids. We don't have to grow up. But also, animators are great observers, and there's this childlike wonder and interest in the world, the observation of little things that happen in life.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: people  world  wonder  kids 
     
    You cannot base a whole movie on just the imagery alone. It has to be the story and the characters.
    — John Lasseter
    I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours of their busy lives.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: people  live  believe  pride 
     
    It's so important to create in your own voice, to hold onto what makes you unique, and have faith in your vision.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: faith  vision 
     
    A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.
    — John Lasseter
    I love movies that make me cry, because they're tapping into a real emotion in me, and I always think afterwards: how did they do that?
    — John Lasseter
    tags: emotion  real  movie 
     
    If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.
    — John Lasseter
    There's never a wrong idea. You just keep throwing stuff out and inevitably there are elements of different things that inspire a character or environment.
    — John Lasseter
    Computers don't create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: artist  computer 
     
    You have to do three things really well to make a successful film. You have to tell a compelling story that has a story that is unpredictable, that keeps people on the edge of their seat where they can't wait to see what happens next. You then populate that story with really memorable and appealing characters. And then, you put that story and those characters in a believable world, not realistic but believable for the story that you're telling.
    — John Lasseter
    Animation, for me, is a wonderful art form. I never understood why the studios wanted to stop making animation. Maybe they felt that the audiences around the world only wanted to watch computer animation. I didn't understand that, because I don't think ever in the history of cinema did the medium of a film make that film entertaining or not. What I've always felt is, what audiences like to watch are really good movies.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: world  movie  media  film  computer 
     
    Your voice is worthwhile. Have faith in it.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: faith 
     
    I've always loved animation it's the reason why I do what I do for a living - the films of Walt Disney. This art form is so spectacular and beautiful. And I never quite understood the feeling amongst animation studios that audiences today only wanted to see computer animation. It's never about the medium that a film is made in, it's about the story. It's about how good the movie is.
    — John Lasseter
    It [moviemaking] is about entertaining audiences with great characters and great stories, you want to make people laugh, you want to make people cry, you want to have great music that is memorable. You want a movie that, as soon as it's over, you want to watch it again, just like that. That's what it is, whether it's live-action, animation, hand drawn, computer, special effects, puppet animation, it doesn't matter. That's the goal of a filmmaker.
    — John Lasseter
    If you can think about it, you can create it.
    — John Lasseter
    You can achieve all the things you want to do, but it's much better to do it with loved ones around you; family and friends, people that you care about that can help you on the way and can celebrate you, and you can enjoy the journey.
    — John Lasseter
    The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.
    — John Lasseter
    Every animator is really an actor performing in slow motion, living the character a drawing at a time.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: character  time  living 
     
    Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: adult  challenge  movie  stories  kids 
     
    In computer animation, every detail has to be thought out, designed, modeled, shaded, placed and lit. The more you add, the more computer memory you need.
    — John Lasseter
    Every young person gets so excited about new software packages and new technology.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: people  young  technology 
     
    Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: time  thoughts 
     
    When I look at the success I have, it's because of my creative thinking skills.
    — John Lasseter
    I've got Disney blood running through my veins.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: running  blood 
     
    I realized that people make cartoons for a living. It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: people  living  career 
     
    In dire economic times, movies are relatively inexpensive entertainment for the whole family.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: time  movie  economics 
     
    Every technology that comes into filmmaking is first a gimmick. Think about sound with 'The Jazz Singer' or the first colour or surround sound - it takes a while for filmmakers to understand how to use it.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: technology 
     
    One of the things about animation is it's so expensive to do the animation, that you can't produce coverage. You only have one chance to make every shot.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: chance 
     
    Pixar films are not realistic. They are believable for the worlds we are creating.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: world  film 
     
    Humor is the easiest to achieve; the 'heart' is always the toughest, because you can't tell people to feel a certain way.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: humor  people  heart 
     
    We make the kind of movies we like to watch. I love to laugh. I love to be amazed by how beautiful it is. But I also love to be moved to tears. There's lots of heart in our films.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: heart  beautiful  tears  movie  film 
     
    I quickly realized that this medium had a lot to offer someone like me. To do Disney-quality hand-drawn cartoons, you have to be a master of two art forms. Seriously, you have to be able to draw like a Leonardo da Vinci or a Michelangelo. But also you have to know movement and timing and control that through 24 frames a second.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: master  control  timing  media 
     
    My mother was a high school arts teacher, so I was always surrounded by the arts
    — John Lasseter
    tags: school  mother 
     
    Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: children  earth  child 
     
    Directing is one of my favourite things to do because I love telling stories and I love working with the individual artists and it's something that I really missed.
    — John Lasseter
    tags: stories  artist 
     
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    john lasseter
    Birth    : January 12, 1957
    Occupation  : Animator

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