John Lasseter Overview

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Born: January 12, 1957

Born in Hollywood, California, John Lasseter grew up in Whittier, California. He inherited his artistic talent from his mother, who was an art teacher. At the age of five, Lasseter won $15 from the Model Grocery Market in his hometown for a crayon drawing of the Headless Horseman. After reading a book about animation, he realized he’d hit upon the perfect career, and in his teens, Lasseter wrote Walt Disney. Disney was in the process of setting up an animation program at CalArts, and... See All


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