A key figure in the development of Pixar Studios, Andrew Stanton was the writer-director of some of the computer animation company's biggest hits, including "Toy Story" (1995), "A Bug's Life" (1998),...
Solo directing debut, "Finding Nemo"; also voiced several characters; was Pixar's highest-grossing film at the time
Co-wrote and directed "WALL-E"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay
Executive produced and co-wrote "Monsters, Inc."
Joined Pixar Animation Studios as the company’s ninth employee and second animator
Landed first animation job at Kroyer Films
Helmed first non-animated film in his career, the sci-fi Western "John Carter"; also co-wrote screenplay based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Made directing debut as co-director of "A Bug's Life"
Collaborated on the screenplay for "Toy Story 2"; also voiced Emperor Zurg
Executive produced animated feature "Up"
Credited as a co-screenwriter and character developer for "Toy Story"
Worked on the well-received shorts "Surprise" and "Light and Heavy"
A key figure in the development of Pixar Studios, Andrew Stanton was the writer-director of some of the computer animation company's biggest hits, including "Toy Story" (1995), "A Bug's Life" (1998), "Finding Nemo" (2003) and "WALL-E. " In the grand tradition of Disney's animation team from the 1930s and such legendary figures as Ray Harryhausen and Don Bluth, Stanton's best films were a near-perfect balance of breathtaking visuals and heart-tugging emotion; the lifelike quality of cowboy toy Woody or the silent, industrious robot WALL-E never overwhelmed their fully rendered hopes and dreams and ambitions. The combination of these elements brought Stanton significant acclaim and considerable awards, but more importantly, it established him as one of the most creative figures in motion pictures - live action and animated - working in 21st century Hollywood.