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Modern Animated Film Directors: 3 Filmmakers Who Stand Out

By    |   Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 09:26 AM

Of course, it is difficult to make an animated film without being compared to Walt Disney, the original pioneer of animated feature films. Walt Disney’s greatest claim to fame may just be the 1937 landmark animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The New York Times review of the film called it “ a classic, as important cinematically as The Birth of a Nation or the birth of Mickey Mouse. Nothing quite like it has been done before.”

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“Snow White” made Disney a household name that stood the test of time. The company has since evolved into one of the world’s largest entertainment enterprises. Today, there are others in the field who have continued the legacy begun by Walt Disney. Here's a look at three of them.

1. Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki’s prized works include “Spirited Away,” which won an Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2003. Miyazaki recently announced his retirement in an interview for Entertainment Weekly. The 72-year-old legend remarked, “I know I’ve said I would retire many times in the past. Many of you must think, `Once again.’ But this time I am quite serious.”

2. John Lasseter

John Lasseter is also a major player (perhaps the major player) in animated films today. Lasseter is the chief creative officer for both Pixar and Disney Animated Studios, and has directed a number of huge hits such as “Toy Story,” “Cars,” and “A Bug’s Life.” Lasseter has also produced several other critically acclaimed animated films, including the 2015 Oscar winner “Big Hero 6.”

Lasseter is a mentor of sorts to other artists, or as Variety.com puts it, “Lasseter endeavored to develop a sort of safe space for filmmakers to experiment and take risks, and helped groom ... Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Brad Bird and Lee Unkrich for leadership positions in the studio’s creative brain trust.”

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3. Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton is yet another pioneer in the world of animated film, having co-wrote the first-ever completely computerized animated film, “Toy Story.” He also wrote and directed “Finding Nemo,” as well as the Oscar-winning film “Wall-E.”

Ted.com insists that the strength of Stanton’s work isn’t “the history-making graphic technology -- it's the story, the heart, the characters that children around the world instantly accepted into their own lives.”

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