Andrew Stanton (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and voice actor based at Pixar, which he joined in 1990. His film work includes writing and directing Pixar's A Bug's Life (1998) (as co-director), Finding Nemo (2003) and its sequel Finding Dory (2016), WALL-E (2008), and the live-action film, Disney's John Carter (2012). He also co-wrote all three Toy Story films and Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Stanton at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
December 3, 1965|
Rockport, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter, voice actor|
A Bug's Life|
Julie Stanton (m. 1991)
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 (1995), and for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3 (2010). Stanton also directed the sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, which was released in June 2016, and two episodes of the series Stranger Things in 2017.
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He was hired by Pixar's animation group in January 1990 studio as its second animator and ninth employee. Back then the company was not yet an animation studio, and their animation group was dedicated to making television commercials as a step towards their goal of making the first animated feature.
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." In addition to his direction and writing work for Pixar, he has also done some voice work, most notably as Evil Emperor Zurg in Toy Story 2 (1999) and Crush in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.
Stanton is Vice-president of Creativity at Pixar.
|1986||Somewhere in the Arctic (short)||Yes||Yes||Bahr|
|1987||A Story (short)||Yes||Yes||Randy|
The Goon Squad
|1995||Toy Story||Yes||Commercial Chorus|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Co-director||Yes||Bug Zapper Fly #1|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Yes||Emperor Zurg|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins||Hamm (replacing John Ratzenberger)|
New England Lobster
|Exploring the Reef||Yes|
|2004||The Incredibles||Additional voices|
|Partly Cloudy (short)||Yes|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Yes|
|Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman||Crush|
|Toy Story of Terror! (short)||Yes|
|The Good Dinosaur||Yes|
|2019||Toy Story 4||Yes|
|1987||Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures||No||Yes||No||13 episodes|
|1994||2 Stupid Dogs||No||No||Yes||Episode: "Cookies, Ookies, Blookies"|
|1995||The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa||No||No||Yes||Episode: "Good Mousekeeping"|
|2017||Stranger Things||Yes||No||No||2 episodes|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Hopper||Replacing Kevin Spacey|
|1999||Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue||Emperor Zurg|
|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|
|2013||Disney Infinity||Emperor Zurg||Uncredited|
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Crush|
|2018||Lego The Incredibles||Seagulls|
Award and nominationsEdit
|1995||Best Original Screenplay||Toy Story||Nominated||Shared With Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, and Joe Ranft|
|2003||Best Animated Feature||Finding Nemo||Won||N/A|
|Best Original Screenplay||Nominated||Shared with Bob Peterson and David Reynolds|
|2008||Best Animated Feature||WALL-E||Won||N/A|
|Best Original Screenplay||Nominated||Shared With Jim Reardon and Pete Docter|
|2010||Best Adapted Screenplay||Toy Story 3||Nominated||Shared With Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, and Lee Unkrich|
- "Pixar's Andrew Stanton, Animating From Life".
- Moring, Mark (June 24, 2008). "The Little Robot That Could". Christianity Today. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
- Thill, Scott (January 5, 2010). "Q&A: Toon Titan John Kricfalusi Hails Mighty Mouse Rebirth". Wired. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
- "Pixar's Andrew Stanton, Animating From Life".
- Paik, Karen (3 November 2015). "To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios". Chronicle Books – via Google Books.
- Megan Basham (2006-06-28). "WALL-E world". World Magazine. Archived from the original on July 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- "#FindingDory director Andrew Stanton will tackle two episodes of #StrangerThings season 2". Entertainment Weekly. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
- Simon, Ben (December 27, 2012). "Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2". Animated Views. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- Stack, Tim (February 10, 2017). "Finding Dory director to helm 2 episodes of Stranger Things 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 10, 2017.