Subject:
Andrew Stanton

Born:
December 3, 1965

Occupation/Title:
Animator, Writer, Producer, Director for Pixar Studios

Bio Summary:

Early Life/Family:
Born in Rockport, MA.

Education/Training:
Studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Career Outline:
Began working as a writer for Ralph Bashki's *Mighty Mouse: The New
*Adventures in 1987, before being the first animator to join Pixar
in 1990. Worked closely with John Lasseter in writing and animating
for their upcoming movie, *Toy Story.* After the success of *Toy Story*,
went on to write *A Bug's Life*, *Toy Story 2, *and *Monster's Inc.* Later
he moved onto producing many of Pixar's films, such as *Ratatouille
*and *Brave. *He is a major part of Pixar, and has been involved in all
their major productions and most of their animated shorts. He is currently
working on writing for two of Pixar's upcoming films, *Toy Story 3 *and
*Finding Dory*.

Comments On Style:

Influences:
WALL-E was heavily inspired by scifi films of the 70's and 80's, namely *Blade Runner*, *Planet of the Apes* and *Alien*.

Personality:
Not completely serious about his work, family man, religious, upbeat

Anecdotes:

Miscellaneous:

Filmography:
- 1987 *Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures* - Writer
- 1987 *A Story *- Writer, Animator, Producer, Director, Voice Actor
- 1988 *Somewhere In The Arctic* - Voice Actor, Director
- 1989 *Honey I Shrunk The Kids* - Animator
- 1990 *Computer Warriors* - Key Animator, Layout Artist
- 1991 *Luxo Jr. In 'Surprise' and 'Light & Heavy' *- animator
- 1995 *Toy Story *- Writer, Character Designer, Story Artist
- 1998 *A Bug's Life* - Writer, Voice Actor, Story Artist, Co-director
- 1998 *It's Tough To Be A Bug *- Voice Actor
- 1999 *Toy Story 2 *- Writer, Voice Actor
- 2000 *Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command: The Adventure Begins *- Voice Actor
- 2001 *Monster's Inc. *- Writer, Executive Producer
- 2003 *Finding Nemo *- Writer, Voice Actor, Director
- 2003 *Making Nemo *- Writer, Director, Actor
- 2003 *Exploring The Reef *- Executive Producer
- 2004 *The Incredibles *- Voice Actor
- 2006 *Cars *- Voice Actor
- 2007 *Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage *- Voice Actor
- 2007 *Ratatouille* - Executive Producer
- 2008 -* Presto *- Executive Producer
- 2008 - *WALL-E* - Writer, Voice Actor, Director
- 2008* BURN-E *- Writer
- 2009 *Up* - Executive Producer, Senior Creative Team
- 2010 *Breaking The Mold: The Re-Making Of Mighty Mouse *- Interviewed
- 2010 *Toy Story 3* - Writer, Senior Creative Team
- 2012 *John Carter *- Writer, Director
- 2012* Brave *- Executive Producer, Senior Creative Team
- 2013 *Monster's University *- Executive Producer, Senior Creative Team

Honors:
Has won 2 oscars, and has been awarded 21 other various awards,
and been nominated for 39 others, including awards from the Annies, BAFTA,
and the American Screenwriter's Association.

Related Links:

Bibliographic References:
- http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0004056/maindetails
- http://www.moviefone.com/celebrity/andrew-stanton/1430834/biography
- http://www.pixartalk.com/pixarians/andrew-stanton/
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/09/30/andrew_stanton_lee_unkrich_finding_nemo_interview.shtml
- http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/the_making_of_finding_nemo
- http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=7805&s=interviews

Contributors To This Listing:
Anonymous Pixar public relations team member
John Williams

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