John Lasseter Film Reviews Blog is your source for film reviews by John Lasseter. Founder of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, John has a huge following, and his opinions are often considered definitive in the animation world. His blog offers his views on old and new films from a perspective unrivaled in the industry.
John Lasseter reviews animated films on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with five being the highest score possible. Each review explains what he loved about the film, what he didn’t like about it, and why it deserves (or doesn’t deserve) that rating. He also uses his reviews to offer guidance on which films are worth seeing in general (since he reviews every film that’s released).
The blog also offers a series of “Advice Columns,” where John has advised those who have had issues with their film with suggested ways of dealing with them.
John has been an avid fan of animation since he was a child, from the early days when he wrote to the filmmakers of “The Storyteller” asking for their autographs to his current fascination with CG. He has written numerous books on various topics related to animation and filmmaking, and he’s taken part in many TV and radio interviews.
For his reviews, he mainly uses clips from the films themselves, but occasionally he will incorporate clips from other films, particularly when analyzing a particular director’s style. He also encourages readers to share their thoughts about the movie through comments and user ratings.
John is often asked for his opinions about things in the animation industry, such as new technologies, techniques, and styles of filmmaking that are emerging as technology changes so quickly. He has strong feelings about how these changes affect the future of animation. This has prompted him to start a second blog, “John Lasseter on Digital Technology in Animation.”