John Lasseter worked during his art studies at the Californian Institute of the Arts for the Walt Disney Company. From 1975 he worked for five years in the company and worked as an animator on films such as Fox and the Hound. Inspired by the innovative and unsuccessful Disney production Tron, Lasseter is trying to use a computer- animated cartoon together with the animator Glen Keane. 1984 Lasseter attended the special effects computer group by Lucasfilm and announced at Disney. Lasseter designed a spectacular scene for Spielberg production The Young Sherlock Holmes (1985 ) and had to jump out a glass knight from a church window and come alive.
John Lasseter realized for Pixar Animation Studios computer animated short film Luxo Jr., who in 1986 was not only nominated for an Oscar, but his new employer with the bouncing lamp also equally gave a memorable company logo. In the same year Steve Jobs and Edwin Catmull Pixar led to independence. In 1988 he was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica for Reds dream in the category of computer animation. After a further short films as the Oscar-winning Tin Toy ( 1987) Knick Knack (1989 ) finally came in 1995 with Toy Story, directed by Lasseter and in collaboration with Disney, the first fully computer-animated feature film. Other achievements such as A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo followed and slowly but surely drawn conventionally repressed Animated Movies of the top ten movie theaters. According to The Incredibles is Cars, for which he received the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and the John Lasseter since Toy Story 2 again directed her first, the last film in collaboration with Disney since Pixar was bought by Disney. 2008 Lasseter was a producer for WALL-E, also a Pixar movie. His latest film is the latest installment of the classic Toy Story: Toy Story 3
Early September 2009, Lasseter was honored at the 66th Film Festival of Venice, together with his colleagues Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich with the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.
Even outside of the film are works Lasseter, he recorded on March 22, 1988 BSD Daemon.