Star struck

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Local hero and two-time Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month. In addition to his many and varied feature animation film credits, Lasseter serves as Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.

The star celebration, held at the historic El Capitan Theatre, was attended by plenty of Hollywood celebs including Owen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Emily Mortimer, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Don Rickles, Randy Newman and Cheech Marin – many of whom can be heard as the voices of beloved Pixar characters. Among Lasseter’s movie credits are the now classic “Toy Story’ as well as “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Cars” and “Cars 2,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL-E,” “Up” and “Toy Story 3.”

Lasseter’s star is the 2,453rd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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