John Lasseter, Fashion Icon

We never say enough good things about John Lasseter here on Ghibli Blog.  Pioneer, visionary, movie guru, story-teller...and fashion icon.  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.  And he is gonna party like it's 1985.

Just in case you were curious, this photo comes from Lasseter-san, Arigatou, a direct-to-DVD video diary of Hayao Miyazaki's visit to the United States in support of Spirited Away.  Lasseter-san was almost single-handedly responsible for making that happen, and has been Ghibli's patron saint in the US ever since.  Ghibli created this DVD as their way of saying thanks.  It's a terrific little movie; Disney should release it over here.


I Make Comments said...

I do truly appreciate that he is responsible for popularizing Ghibli in North America. If it wasn't for him, I may have never of heard of Hayao Miyazaki.

Of course, Cars 2 has made me a little bit upset about him...that movie was terrible...

Hanna said...

I'm now tempted to put Lasseter's face on a guardian angle candle from the dollar, realized while typing that that I sound absolutely crazy.

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

@Hanna: Oh, yeah, you should definitely print out that photo and put it on a coffee mug. Do whatever you want with my "GhibliBlog Comix." It's the age of the internet; all digital media is free.

Heck, I may just print that on a few coffee mugs and send them over to Pixar. They might get a kick out of the John Lasseter comics. Spoooock!

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