Happy Birthday: Andrew Stanton

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

andrewstanton.jpgAndrew Stanton

Born: December 3, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Married to:
Julie Stanton (2 August 1991 – present) (2 children)

One thing that’s a blessing at Pixar is that ever since Toy Story, we’ve made the films we wanted to make. When making Toy Story, we first started out by trying to please all these executives at Disney, and it failed. And in this last-ditch effort for fear of having the film shut down, we sort of locked ourselves in our room and just made what we would want to see. And that became the Toy Story that everybody knows. So we’ve decided ever since then to just listen to the audience member in ourselves, and not worry about the demographics. I’m a family man, I have kids, and I go to the movies. And I’m just going to make the kind of movie I want to see. And…

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