At its third annual fundraising gala on November 7 at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum will present John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award serves as an honor to those who have made an exceptional impression in arts, education, community involvement, and technological advancement.
In a statement, Lasseter said, “I’m honored to be receiving the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. Diane was an incredible person and an incredible champion of her father’s legacy. The Walt Disney Family Museum is such an inspiring place for me, and I think for anyone who’s ever seen one of Walt’s movies or visited one of his theme parks. I was proud to call Diane my friend and I’m very proud to be receiving this recognition in her name.”
“Lasseter is a pioneer of computer animation and a driving force behind the creation of Pixar Animation Studios. He has co-written, directed, or co-directed many of Pixar’s acclaimed films, including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2.” Once Disney acquired Pixar in 2006, Lasseter was given the Chief Creative Officer position where he oversees both animation studios and serves as Executive Producer of all animated films.