John Lasseter attending the Disney Premiere "Moana" in Hollywood, California, November 14, 2016.
AFP / LILLY LAWRENCE
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When John Lasseter was in high school, he was astonished to discover that people could make money from drawing.Lasseter's impact on animation cannot be overstated.Pixar's achievements bear repeating: 13 Oscars and $11 billion in box office receipts from 18 movies since Lasseter's "Toy Story," the world's first computer-generated feature film, opened in 1995 . Since Lasseter came on board, Walt Disney Animation Studios has amassed $5 billion across eight movies, picking up four Academy Awards.Renamed Pixar, Jobs and Lasseter transformed it from an IT company into an animation studio.
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