A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, Stanton earned a BFA in character animation from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he completed two student films: A Story - a tale of a boy named Melvin, a dinosaur named Ted, and a killer clown with a goon squad named Randy - and Somewhere in the Arctic. In the 1980s, he launched his professional career in Los Angeles animating for Bill Kroyer's Kroyer Films studio, and writing for Ralph Bakshi's production of Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures (1987). In 1990, he joined John Lasseter at his fledgling commercial production company, Pixar, and served as directing animator and director on numerous commercials.
Stanton and Lasseter co-directed the Luxo Jr. shorts Surprise and Light and Heavy for Sesame Street before beginning pre-production on Toy Story in the early 1990s.
Stanton and his wife have two children.
Andrew Stanton Facts
|Birthplace||Rockport, Massachusetts, USA|
|Finding Nemo (2003)|
|Toy Story 2 (1999)|
|A Bug's Life (1998)|