“Toy Story” director John Lasseter gave the Macintosh a plug recently when speaking with the Los Angeles Times’ Dana Calvo. The comments come in a recent article entitled From one screen to another.
While the thrust of the article is on the recent success of the computer-animated film “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” and the movie’s creative team, there’s a comment about half-way down the page from Lasseter, whose credits include “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2” and “A Bug’s Life.”
Although Lasseter was not involved in Jimmy Neutron, his resumé certainly puts him in a good position to comment on digital filmmaking. Lauding the filmmakers who created the movie, Lasseter said that it’s confirmation that “access to ‘materials'” can help bring improved competition in the computer animated film industry. Lasseter said that it’s been his goal to get sophisticated computer animation tools into the hands of artists.
“What’s exciting is that these tools are available to everyone,” Lasseter told Calvo. “No longer is the excuse that you don’t have access to the tools. With the Macintosh, you can get all this 3-D animation software …”
For more, check out the story at the link above. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Vik Rubenfeld for info used in this article.)