“Pixar founder John Lasseter accepted Steve Jobs’ Disney Legends Award yesterday at the D23 Expo, an annual Disney event held for fans,” Husain Sumra reports for MacRumors.

“In a video from YouTube channel WDWINFO, Lasseter can be seen emotionally talking about how Jobs had become like a brother to him after he lost his own brother to AIDS, going on to share several stories about Jobs’ involvement with the animation company over the years,” Sumra reports. “In the speech, Lasseter recounted the early days of Pixar in 1984 when it was a technology company, noting that Jobs had liked what Pixar was doing and had tried to convince the Apple board to purchase the company. However, Jobs was soon fired from Apple and any potential purchasing intention or thoughts were dropped.”

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