Scheduled Speakers for the 2012 California Coast Pixar Cruises

The waiting is over… The Envelope, please….  The list of scheduled speakers for the upcoming Pixar Cruises are…..

September 16, 2012

  • John LasseterChief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios; Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Jay WardCARS Franchise Guardian, Pixar Animation Studios
    Jay contributes his enthusiasm for cars and his artistic passions to the creation of anything and everything within the “Cars” Franchise, including the production of “Cars” as character team manager and consultant to the film’s director and co-director, John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.

September 23, 2012

  • Roger Gould – Creative Director, Theme Parks, Pixar Animation Studios
    Roger collaborates with Walt Disney Imagineering in the creation of theme park attractions and lands inspired by Pixar’s films, most recently the creation and opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park.
  • Tia KratterShading Art Director, Pixar Animation Studios
    Tia served as the shading art director on “Brave,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars,” where she was responsible for specifying the color and texture of every object modeled for a film.

September 30, 2012

  • Harley Jessup –  Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios
    Hharley leads teams of artists who create and design the sets and characters for films, including “Monsters, Inc.,” and “Ratatouille.” He recently finished working as production designer for “Cars 2.”
  • Jeremy Lasky – Director of Photography/ Camera, Pixar Animation Studios
    Jeremy served as director of photography/camera on “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E” and “Toy Story 3.” His most recent project was as director of photography/camera on “Cars 2.”

October 7, 2012

  • Rob GibbsDirector, Pixar Animation Studios
    Rob has contributed his story talents to a number of Disney•Pixar films, including “Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E,” “Up” and “Cars.” He has also directed and co-directed several of the studio’s “Cars Toons.”
  • Sharon CalahanDirector of Photography/Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios
    Sharon served as director of photography/lighting on “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille” and “Cars 2.” She previously served as lighting supervisor on the studio’s first feature film, “Toy Story.”
Pixar Cruise Lasseter with Characters

I am sure Disney Cruise Line will see a spike in bookings for these Pixar Cruises, especially the September 16th, 2012 sailing.  However, it is important to keep in mind that the schedule and presenters are subject to change.  So, if you book a cruise to hear a specific speaker, and the schedule changes there will be no refunds.  Regardless, all presentations will provide exclusive insight of Pixar’s creative process, unavailable anywhere else in the World.

I would love to attend any of these sailings for the opportunity to ask why my favorite Pixar character,  WALL•E, seems to be left out of everything.

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