Andrew Stanton has made you laugh and cry. The writer behind the three "Toy Story" movies and the writer/director of "WALL-E," he releases his new film, "John Carter," in March.
Andrew Stanton wrote the first film produced entirely on a computer, Toy Story. But what made that film a classic wasn't the history-making graphic technology -- it's the story, the heart, the characters that children around the world instantly accepted into their own lives. Stanton wrote all three Toy Story movies at Pixar Animation Studios, where he was hired in 1990 as the second animator on staff. He has two Oscars, as the writer-director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E. And as Edgar Rice Burroughs nerds, we're breathlessly awaiting the March opening of his fantasy-adventure movie John Carter.
“The greatest story commandment is: Make me care.”
“A well told promise is like a pebble being pulled back in a slingshot.”
“Don't give [the audience] four; give them two plus two.”
“A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you, and to take the wheel and steer it.”
“Change is fundamental in story. If things go static, stories die.”