“John Lasseter remembers the years before he was considered a visionary,” James Rainey reports for Variety. “He told people he wanted to make a full length computer animated film. They told him it would never work.”

“Approaching the 20th anniversary of seminal animated hit ‘Toy Story,’ in November, Lasseter told an audience at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday that he sees a day when a winning full-length film will be produced by a filmmaker armed only with an iPhone or a GoPro,” Rainey reports. “‘People will tell you, ‘That’s not going to work,’ but yeah, that’s going to work,’ Lasseter said. ‘But the reason they say that is because it’s not what they are used to.'”

“He said the progress of film technology from weighty 35-milimeter cameras, to lighter steady-cams to, now, ubiquitous cell phones, would inevitably change the way films look and feel,” Rainey reports. “‘The GoPro and the iPhone are here,’ he said. ‘[They] give a vibrancy you have never been able to have before… I think a new film grammar is going to come with these things.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Of course, Lasseter is right.