Directors of Pixar Films

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1. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

5 films 1995 – Toy Story (1995) 1998 – A Bug's Life (1998) 1999 – Toy Story 2 (1999) 2006 – Cars (2006) 2011 – Cars 2 (2011)

2. Andrew Stanton

Writer | WALL·E

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...

4 films 1998 – A Bug's Life (1998) (co-director) 2003 – Finding Nemo (2003) 2008 – WALL·E (2008) 2016 – Finding Dory (2016)

3. Ash Brannon

Director | Surf's Up

Ash Brannon is known for his work on Surf's Up (2007), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Rock Dog (2016).

1 film 1999 – Toy Story 2 (1999) (co-director)

4. Lee Unkrich

Editor | Coco

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ...

5 films 1999 – Toy Story 2 (1999) (co-director) 2001 – Monsters, Inc. (2001) (co-director) 2003 – Finding Nemo (2003) (co-director) 2010 – Toy Story 3 (2010) 2017 – Coco (2017)

5. Pete Docter

Writer | Up

Pete Docter was born on October 9, 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA as Peter Hans Docter. He is a writer, known for Up (2009), Inside Out (2015) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. They have two children.

3 films 2001 – Monsters, Inc. (2001) 2009 – Up (2009) 2015 – Inside Out (2015)

6. David Silverman

Producer | The Simpsons

David Silverman was born on March 15, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

1 film 2001 – Monsters, Inc. (2001) (co-director)

7. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

8. Joe Ranft

Actor | Toy Story

Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He was an actor and writer, known for Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998) and Toy Story 2 (1999). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California.

1 film 2006 – Cars (2006)

9. Jan Pinkava

Director | Ratatouille

Jan Pinkava was born on June 21, 1963 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is a producer and director, known for Ratatouille (2007), Geri's Game (1997) and A Bug's Life (1998). He has been married to Kay Renard since September 1994.

1 film 2007 – Ratatouille (2007) (co-director)

10. Bob Peterson

Actor | Up

Bob Peterson was born in Wooster, Ohio, USA, in 1961. He studied mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, where he took computer graphics courses and graduated in 1983. He continued his studies in mechanical engineering at Purdue University where he earned a master's degree in 1986. ...

1 film 2009 – Up (2009)

11. Bradford Lewis

Producer | Ratatouille

Bradford Lewis is a producer and actor, known for Ratatouille (2007), Broken Arrow (1996) and Cars 2 (2011).

1 film 2011 – Cars 2 (2011) (co-director)

12. Mark Andrews

Writer | Brave

Mark Andrews was born on September 12, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Mark Elliott Andrews. He is known for his work on Brave (2012), John Carter (2012) and The Iron Giant (1999).

1 film 2012 – Brave (2012)

13. Brenda Chapman

Writer | Brave

Brenda Chapman was born on November 1, 1962 in Beason, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Brave (2012), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and The Lion King (1994). She is married to Kevin Lima. They have one child.

1 film 2012 – Brave (2012)

14. Steve Purcell

Writer | Brave

Steve Purcell is known for his work on Brave (2012), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) and Incredibles 2 (2018).

1 film 2012 – Brave (2012) (co-director)

15. Dan Scanlon

Writer | Monsters University

Dan Scanlon was born on June 21, 1976 in Michigan, USA as Daniel Michael Scanlon. He is known for his work on Monsters University (2013), Tracy (2009) and Incredibles 2 (2018). He is married to Michele Dahl Harrell.

16. Ronnie Del Carmen

Director | Inside Out

Ronnie del Carmen joined Pixar Animation Studios in the summer of 2000 during the production of "Finding Nemo" and became a story supervisor on the film. He did production design on the Academy Award®-nominated short film, "One Man Band" and story work on Oscar®-winning, "Ratatouille." Del Carmen ...

1 film 2015 – Inside Out (2015) (co-director)

17. Peter Sohn

Actor | The Good Dinosaur

Peter Sohn was born on October 18, 1977 in New York, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Good Dinosaur (2015), Monsters University (2013) and Ratatouille (2007). He is married to Anna Chambers.

1 film 2015 – The Good Dinosaur (2015)

18. Angus MacLane

Animation_department | The Incredibles

Angus MacLane is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), Finding Dory (2016) and Toy Story of Terror (2013).

1 film 2016 – Finding Dory (2016) (co-director)

19. Brian Fee

Director | Cars 3

Brian Fee is known for his work on Cars 3 (2017), WALL·E (2008) and Incredibles 2 (2018).

1 film 2017 – Cars 3 (2017)

20. Adrian Molina

Writer | Coco

Adrian Molina is known for his work on Coco (2017), Monsters University (2013) and The Good Dinosaur (2015).

1 film 2017 – Coco (2017)

21. Josh Cooley

Writer | Toy Story 4

Josh Cooley is known for his work on Toy Story 4 (2019), Inside Out (2015) and Up (2009).

1 film 2019 – Toy Story 4 (2019)



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