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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Lasseter gets Walk of Fame star

Pixar's John Lasseter was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pixar chief John Lasseter paid an emotional tribute to Steve Jobs as he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The chief creative officer of the animation studio, who directed hit movies Toy Story and Cars, was joined by Owen Wilson, Emily Mortimer and Bonnie Hunt as his star was unveiled in Los Angeles.

Lasseter, who worked with Jobs from the time the Apple co-founder bought Pixar in the 1980s, told the audience: "Today I share this star with Steve Jobs, he made Pixar, without him Pixar wouldn't exist, without him all these amazing films wouldn't exist, and so I honour him today."

Owen Wilson, who voiced Lightning McQueen in Cars and its sequel, jokingly thanked Lasseter for helping with his 'blue collar street cred', while Emily Mortimer, who provided the voice for Holly Shiftwell in Cars 2, branded him a "a man with a great sense of humour, a man with an awesome, obsessive attention to detail, a magician's knack for trickery and a very big heart."

:: Lasseter's latest Pixar outing, Cars 2, is released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on November 21.

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