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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. There was a great article on Esquire about him too. It touched on how Pixar has raised children (specifically boys) for the past 20 years, and how it’s only possible because of how Lasseter finds the man in every boy and the boy in every man.

  2. That was very interesting. My first thought is that those people have WAY too much money. My second thought, as a fat man myself, is that if he is working out for several hours every morning with a personal trainer, and then eating only nuts and berries, then why is he still so fat? Either money can’t buy Thin, or they didn’t show him wolfing down four steaks and twenty Big Macs during the day. My third thought is that it is amazing how little actual work the man does himself. To give Mr. Lassiter credit, he did almost singlehandedly revive American animation – though Disney Studios got the ball rolling again with Little Mermaid and Lion King – after decades of producing nothing but crap – Pixar did kick it upstairs to a whole new level. And Lassiter is pretty much responsible for Disney bringing much of Mizaki’s animation over here. Before he helped broker that deal Disney was denying that Anime existed, and claiming that Kimba the White Lion had no influence on The Lion King (a direct rip-off of the earlier Japanese work)! That said, I dread seeing videos like this. If Mr. Lassiter begins believing his own press, he might fall into the same trap as Lucas and Speilberg, which resulted in such horrors as Ewoks, Jar Jar Binks and the fourth Indy film…. arrrgh!

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