Disney/Pixar animator John Lasseter has been honored at the Venice Film Festival in Italy with a prestigious Golden Lion award in recognition of his career achievements.
Iconic filmmaker George Lucas — who sold off Pixar in 1986 — presented the awards to the group, congratulating the honorees as members of “my little backroom operation that started in 1979.”
Accepting his prize, Lasseter said, “Pixar is founded on true creative collaboration.
“These (Disney/Pixar executives) are my best friends and my brothers in creative filmmaking. Our dream is always simple: to entertain our audiences around the world, everybody.”
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