The 10 Most Influential People In Family Life Today

They impact everything from the food our children eat in school to the movies that our families watch to the way moms confide in each other.
Feb 06, 2013

6. John Lasseter


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Cowboys, astronauts, and toy cars have been staples of childhood play for decades, and bugs since time began. But when John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animated Studios, reimagined their hidden worlds in the blockbusters Toy Story, Cars, and A Bug’s Life, he defined movies for an entire generation. Each new Pixar movie seems to top the last and creates an instant buzz of anticipation. (Total global sales of Pixar films are more than $7 billion.)


Almost always seen in a signature Hawaiian shirt, the playful father of five lives in a magical California house complete with a secret staircase and toy train sets that run throughout the house.



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