John Lasseter (b. 1957)

John Lasseter (b. 1957)

John Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.

The Beatles Yellow Submarine – The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United Artists (UA) and King Features Syndicate (1968)

The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine.

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios writes “As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today.”

Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus Animation

Terry Gilliam was a part of Monty Python’s Flying Circus from its outset, at first credited as an animator (his name was listed separately after the other five in the closing credits), later as a full member. His cartoons linked the show’s sketches together, and defined the group’s visual language in other media (such as LP and book covers, and the title sequences of their films). Gilliam’s animations mix his own art, characterized by soft gradients and odd, bulbous shapes, with backgrounds and moving cutouts from antique photographs, mostly from the Victorian era.

Bjork – Human Behaviour by Michel Gondry (1993)

This ultra-trippy video is where Gondry’s career really took off, and it was the start of a long and fruitful collaboration between he and Björk that yielded five fantastic videos from 1993 to 1997. “Human Behaviour” is classic Gondry, with the air of a surreal childhood nightmare and packed with strange and memorable imagery. Who’d have thought a giant stuffed bear could be so scary? And simultaneously hilarious?

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy First Teaser by Michel Gondry (2013)

The animated documentary “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?”, about the oft lightning-rod professor, linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. The film, which is world premiering as the closing-night selection of next month’s DOC NYC Festival, is animated by Gondry and peels back the the life and work of Chomsky, focusing on his theory of the emergence of language.