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John Lasseter receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honors Jobs


Pixar head (and current Disney chief creative officer) John Lasseter recently was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in addition to being honored for all his great work on Pixar's movies and Disney's animations, Lasseter himself passed on some of the honor to Steve Jobs. Jobs famously purchased Lucasfilm's digital animation division back in 1986, and founded Pixar, which was purchased then by Disney in 2006, making Jobs Disney's largest shareholder. And Lasseter honored Jobs' memory at his ceremony, saying that "Without Steve, Pixar wouldn't exist. These films wouldn't exist. I honor him."

Pretty touching. Lasseter also said that Jobs's only mandate to him was to "make it great," and obviously with all of his work at Pixar, he's been able to do just that. Jobs is of course best remembered for his work with Apple, but his influence at Pixar was obviously strongly felt, and Pixar returned that love in its movies as well.

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