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Toy Story creator gets lifetime achievement award

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London, (ANI): Hollywood animation stalwart John Lasseter is all set to get a lifetime achievement from the Producers Guild of America. The creator and director of 'Toy Story" will become the first animator to receive the David O Selznick honour. The Guild said the award is to recognise Lasseter's groundbreaking work with Pixar, and called him "a uniquely talented producer", reports The BBC.

Lasseter, 52, who continues to oversee animation at Pixar, will collect his award at a ceremony on 24 January. Toy Story, made in 1995, was the first full-length computer-animated movie to be produced.
And Lasseter later oversaw the production of its sequel 'Toy Story II", 'Cars" and 'A Bug''s Life". In fact, four films made by Pixar have gone on to win the Oscar for best animation. Last month, Lasseter and his team were presented with the lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival from 'Star Wars" director George Lucas.

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