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Andrew Stanton        

Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer & Voice Actor Based at Pixar Animation Studios

Andrew Stanton is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor based at Pixar, which he joined in 1990. His film work includes co-writing Pixar's A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, WALL-E, and the live-action film, Disney's John Carter. He also co-wrote all four Toy Story films 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 an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3. On television, Stanton directed two episodes of "Stranger Things" in 2017, an episode of "Better Call Saul" in 2018, and the final season premiere of "Legion" in 2019.

A native of Rockport, MA, Stanton received his BFA in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts before working as an animator for Kroyer Films in the 1980s. As the decade drew to a close, Stanton also worked as a writer for animation legend Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures.


What Are The Clues To A Good Story? : NPR
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, responsible for Toy Story and WALL-E, shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the ...

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