Head of Pixar, Hawaiian Shirt, and Me

The Hollywood Wax Museum’s Hollywood Joseph met a legend and guest posts about it here:

With our beautiful weather and all, you see a lot of people walking around Hollywood wearing Hawaiian shirts. But, none as important to American culture as John Lasseter. You might be saying John who? Well, if the name Pixar rings a bell, or Toy Story, Cars, or Monsters Inc. you’ll know why this Hollywood encounter was a great one for me.

John Lassester Stops for Photo with Hollywood Joseph of Hollywood Wax Museum
Me with the Head of Pixar!

Besides being known for wearing Hawaiian shirts, even on the day he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre, John Lasseter is the man behind the creativity of Pixar films. I really admire him because he was able to make a legendary career out of something he loved–drawing cartoons.

And, talk about talent… he was in the same animation class with Tim Burton at the California Institute of Arts in 1975. But, when he got his first job at The Walt Disney Company, he had to work his way up to being a Skipper on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland before getting into their animation department.

Now, he’s the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He also helps design attractions for Disney’s theme parks.

Definitely a great experience to meet him. Honestly, I felt speechless. After we took the picture, he asked me to look at it to make sure I liked it. Can you believe that! Wish I had worn my Hawaiian shirt!

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