John Lasseter was born in January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California. When John was in high-school, he read about the making of Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty.' This inspired him to become an animator and later attended California Institute of Arts. After graduating, he took a job at Disney's animation studio, but was soon fired. The following year he got a job at Lucasfilm Ltd. In 1986, the company was aquired by Apple Inc. and became an independant company called Pixar. They then went on to create amazing movies such as Toy Story and Bugs Life, they were huge hits! Now Pixar is a multi-billion dollar company with John Lasseter as chief creative officer of Pixar. John now has 5 kids and a wife named Nancy.