Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Season of Awards

Pixar/Disney's John L. picks up an award that has never gone to an animation person before.

The Producers Guild of America will honor Disney/Pixar animation whiz John Lasseter with its 2010 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures at the 21st annual PGA Awards ceremony on Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Lasseter, who holds the title of chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, is the first producer of animated films to be awarded the Selznick, which is given in recognition of a body of work ...

Congrats to John. (I'm so old I can remember when Mr. Lasseter was the young wipper-snapper at Disney, running around with a super-eight movie camera acting as animator-board artist Randy Cartwright's camera operator when Randy took his walking tours of the studio, back in the early eighties.

My, how time flies.)

Disney in the early eighties. A volleyball tournament between the animation crew and front office staffers -- headed by then Chairman of the Board Ron Miller. Randy Cartwright is the director of photography, animation director John Musker performs the play by play. I have no idea where John Lasseter is ... but he's around somewhere.


Anonymous said...

Theres something trippy about watching a near-teenage Tim Burton playing volleyball!

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