Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The TAG William Joyce Interview -- Part II

William Joyce on how he became a book writer and illustrator.

Below, the second half of the TAG interview:

TAG Interview with William Joyce

Find all TAG Interviews on the TAG website at this link

The way Mr. Joyce got into the cartoon business? John Lasseter called him up, asking if he could pitch one of his books to Jeffrey Katzenberg as a film project.

William Joyce said "okay."

The next Lasseter phone call was one saying that Jeffrey hadn't wanted to do the book pitch, but he liked the other pitch John had, about toys.

Then John Lasseter asked: "Would you like to come out to California and work on it?"

Mr. Joyce said "Sure." The project turned out to be Toy Story.


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