John Lasseter has been a star since he made his directorial debut with “Toy Story,” the first feature-length, computer-animated film, in 1995.
But now the Hollywood Walk of Fame is going to make it official at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with a ceremony awarding Lasseter his own star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre. Expected guests include Don Rickles and Owen Wilson.
Lasseter, 54, who lives in Glen Ellen and helps run Lasseter Family Winery, has been a Sonoma County resident for nearly 20 years.
The two-time Academy Award-winning director is chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
His directing credits also include “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2” and “Cars.” He served as executive director “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL-E,” “Bolt,” “Toy Story 3,” which he co-wrote, and “Up,” the first animated film ever to open the Cannes Film Festival.