Andrew Stanton, 2009
December 3, 1965
Rockport, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Julie Stanton (1991)|
|Children||2 (Ben & Audrey)|
Andrew Stanton (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor based at Pixar Animation Studios. His film work includes writing and directing Pixar's A Bug's Life (as co-director), Finding Nemo and WALL-E, and his first live-action film, John Carter. He also co-wrote every film of the Toy Story franchise and Monsters, Inc..
Finding Nemo and WALL-E earned him two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. He was also nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, for Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Toy Story, and for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3.
He is currently attached to direct the sequel to Finding Nemo, entitled Finding Dory, planned for 2016.
According to the book Outlaw Animation: Cutting-Edge Cartoons from the Spike and Mike Festivals by Jerry Beck, Stanton was also friends with famed animation promoters "Spike and Mike". In one particular instance Spike visited Stanton's home in a super hero costume calling himself "the Centaur". After frightening the neighborhood parents and captivating the imaginations of the children near an ice cream truck Stanton had to get Spike back inside before anyone alerted the authorities.
In an interview with World Magazine's Megan Basham, Stanton explained his singular vision for WALL-E: "What really interested me was the idea of the most human thing in the universe being a machine because it has more interest in finding out what the point of living is than actual people. The greatest commandment Christ gives us is to love, but that's not always our priority. So I came up with this premise that could demonstrate what I was trying to say—that irrational love defeats the world's programming. You've got these two robots that are trying to go above their basest directives, literally their programming, to experience love."
Stanton made his live-action directing debut with Disney's John Carter. The film was based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, A Princess of Mars. It was released in March 2012 and received mixed reviews from critics. The big-budget science fiction film did not meet Disney's domestic box-office expectations, as they have stated they expect to lose $200 million on the film. However, the movie has done much better overseas - scoring Russia's biggest opening day ever and starting out very well in Hong Kong and other countries in the Far East.
|1987||A Story (short)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Randy
The Goon Squad
|Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (TV series, 13 episodes)||Yes|
|1988||Somewhere in the Arctic (short)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bahr|
|1995||Toy Story||Yes||Yes||Commercial Chorus|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bug Zapper #1|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Yes||Yes||Emperor Zurg|
New England Lobster
|Exploring the Reef||Yes|
|2004||The Incredibles||Yes||Additional voices|
|Partly Cloudy (short)||Yes|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Yes|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Hopper|
|1999||Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue||Emperor Zurg|
|2003||Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure||Emperor Zurg|
|2007||Cars Mater-National Championship||Fred|
|2010||Toy Story 3: The Video Game||Emperor Zurg||Uncredited
PS3 version only
|2011||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Crush / Emperor Zurg|
- Megan Basham (2006-06-28). "WALL-E world". World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- Ethan Sacks (2012-03-19). "John Carter slams Disney with $200 million loss, studio announces". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrew Stanton.|
- Andrew Stanton at the Internet Movie Database
- A Day in the Life of Andrew Stanton - The New York Times
- Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story - TED