Birth Name: Andrew Stanton
Birth Place: Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
Born Andrew Christopher Stanton, Jr., in Rockport, MA on Dec. 3, 1965, he received a BFA in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts in 1987 before entering the professional world as an animator with Kroyer Films in the latter part of the decade. After working on a number of animated television series, including the legendary Ralph Bakshi's "Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures" (CBS, 1987-88), he became the second animator at a former computer hardware company turned computer animation company, Pixar Animation Studios. Stanton worked on the studio's first film, "Luxo Jr." (1986), which established the company's logo, a hopping desk lamp. The project, which was subsequently ...