Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton (born January 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor based at Pixar Animation Studios . His film work of includes writing and Directing Pixar’s A Bug’s Life (1998) (as co-director), Finding Nemo (2003), and WALL-E (2008), and the live-action film, Disney’s John Carter (2012). He’ll be co-wrote all three Toy Story movies and Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Finding Nemo and WALL-E earned im two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature . He was ook 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 directed the sequel to Finding Nemo , Finding Dory , welke was released in June 2016.

Life and career

Stanton was born in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was one of verschillende CalArts graduates hired by John Kricfalusi to work on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures at Ralph Bakshi ‘s studio. [1]

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 musts human thing in the universe being a machine Because it has more interest in finding out what the point of living is dan 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 dat Could tonen what I was Trying to say-that Irrational love defeats the world’s programming. you’ve got two robots synthesis therein are Trying to go Above hun basest directives, In English one hun programming, to experience love. ” [2] In addition under to his direction and writing work for Pixar, he has ook done some voice work, must notably as Evil Emperor Zurg in Toy Story 2 (1999) and Crush in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory .

Stanton made his live-action Directing debut with Disney’s John Carter . The film is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs ‘ novel, A Princess of Mars .



Year title Director Writer Executive
1987 A Story (short) Yes Yes Randy
The Goon Squad
(also producer)
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (TV series, 13 episodes) Yes
1988 Somewhere in the Arctic (short) Yes Yes Bahr
1995 Toy Story Yes Commercial Chorus
1998 A bug’s life Yes Yes Bug Zapper Fly # 1
1999 Toy Story 2 Yes Emperor Zurg
2000 Buzz Lightyear or Star Command: The Adventure Begins Hamm
2001 Monsters, Inc. Yes Yes
2003 Finding Nemo Yes Yes Crush
New England Lobster
Additional voices
Exploring the Reef Yes
2004 The Incredibles Additional voices
2006 Cars Fred
2007 Ratatouille Yes
2008 WALL-E Yes Yes Additional voices
BURN-E (short) Yes Yes
Presto (short) Yes
2009 Up Yes
Showers (short) Yes
2010 Toy Story 3 Yes
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Crush
2012 John Carter Yes Yes
Brave Yes
2013 Samples University Yes
Toy Story of Terror! (short) Yes
2015 Inside Out Yes
The Good Dinosaur Yes
2016 Finding Dory Yes Yes Crush
Additional Voices
Piper (short) Yes
2019 Toy Story 4 Yes

Games Video

Year title Role Notes
1998 A bug’s life hopper
1999 Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the rescue Emperor Zurg
2003 Finding Nemo Crush
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
2016 Disney Infinity 3.0 Crush

Award and nominations

Academy Awards

Year Category film result Shared With
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


  1. Jump up^ Thill, Scott (January 5, 2010). “Q & A: Show Titan John Kricfalusi Hails Mighty Mouse Rebirth” . Wired . Retrieved February 17, 2013 .
  2. Jump up^ Megan Basham (2006-06-28). “WALL-E world” . World Magazine . Archived from the original on July 3, 2008 . Retrieved 2008-07-02 .