The single greatest piece of advice Steve Jobs gave ‘Frozen’ executive producer John Lasseter

“Steve Jobs passed away two years before the release of Disney’s blockbuster animated movie, Frozen, yet his influence is on every frame,” Carmine Gallo reports for Forbes. “When I watched the 3D version with my two girls, I was struck by detail. The way the ice cracks, the water moves, and the snow falls makes Frozen one of the most beautifully animated films ever made.”

“As I watched the movie, I also thought about the three words that are probably the best business and career advice ever given: Make it great,” Gallo reports. “The true story goes like this. After Steve Jobs bought Pixar in 1986, a young animator named John Lasseter had to pitch Jobs on a short film. It was Lasseter’s first real meeting with his new boss. Jobs had one suggestion — ‘make it great.'”

“The short, Tin Toy, went on to win the first academy award ever given for computer animation and set the foundation for what later would become Toy Story,” Gallo reports. “Lasseter, who is now the chief creative director of Walt Disney Animation Studios (and Frozen’s executive producer) said it was the most profound advice he’s ever received.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


        1. That is because you suck the lifeblood out of every thing you get near, and so anybody with any heart should easily see that you are bereft of any Love for anything, and want to turn everything into a negative and ugly thing.

          please take heed and recognize that that is why you are so bitter is because you have no friends and you have no heart so you spew your ugliness over and over again.

          unfortunately some of us are looking for light and some of us want to read about a good thing we want to know about good advice and you come along and think you can shit on our parade

          Sorry the stink is done we see through you, you little person

            1. And Ted Nugent for Sec. of Defense all the way
              I would love it. I can already hear him saying…”Go ahead, fuck with us and that’s the last fuck you’ll ever have.” Sanctions are for pussies.

            2. And Ted Nugent for Sec. of Defense all the way
              I would love it. I can already hear him saying…”Go ahead, F with us and that’s the last F you’ll ever have.” Sanctions are for pussies.

            3. Great answer and your average is 2.5 stars?
              Who in their right mind is going to say any of the crap we have now is BETTER than Ron Paul. He might not be perfect but it is at least a step in the correct direction.

              People need to turn off the TV and do some real research. (never gonna happen)

            4. I doubt that the good doctor could be convinced to run again. My choices, in order of preference, are Andrew Napolitano, Justin Amash, Peter Schiff, and Rand Paul.


            5. For starters, somebody – heck, anybody – who gives a rat’s ass about the Constitution. That alone would make him a superior candidate, which is my wife and I both caucused for him. While I certainly had misgivings about him, he would have been a vast improvement over any recent candidates or office-holders, that’s for sure.

            6. Ron Paul cares about the constitution? My arse he does..

              I think he is a double-talking, blow-hard, who would put us back in the early part of the century when regulation was nonexistent, and pollution, corruption and worker danger were rampant.

              He would also like to remove a woman’s right to choose, the great libertarian Ron Paul wants to ban abortion.

              Too bad his wife didn’t have one before his dimwitted son was born. Talk about no ideas…

            7. Everything you said about Ron Paul makes me wish he was our president. Abortion is murdering an unborn baby, and no woman should have a right to murder a baby. Worker safety going down the toilet? Exaggerate much?

              How about the Constitution going down the toilet along with freedom, liberty, the right not to have the government spy on us for starters?

      1. @kaplanmike
        This is how assholes operate. You won’t change him because narrow-minded people are immune to the opinion of others let alone any rational discussion.
        He hates Obama. Pure and simple. So much for tolerance and it being the season of love and hope.

          1. Who doesn’t hate tyranny? But come on, he is not Idi Amin or Pol Pot for crying out loud. He is just trying to do his best in difficult times. Is it good enough? Debatable. Is it the way you want to see it done? Clearly not.
            But calling it tyranny is an exaggeration of the highest order.

    1. MDN, why is this idiot not banned? Why do you allow his trollish behavior. Ever thread this ass foaming uncontrollably.

      Then again what should we expect from a guy in his mommy’s basement who never met a pop-up he didn’t like or a news story to steal..

        1. MDN has banned several political trolls, the first amendment doesn’t say let political trolls take over a tech blog now does it clown?

          Perhaps you should seek help, clearly you live in fear of “lefties” destroying life as you know it.

          I bet you are a real blast at social functions since you seem to hate half of America. Is your life a continuous stream of Fox News, Limbaugh, Hannity, and bough’s of tourettes induced ranting or is this just your special place?

          FOAD you troll.

          1. Typical of your ilk, you’re completely incapable of debating any political subject without resorting to sophomoric name-calling, denigration, and stereotyping.

            No, I don’t live in fear of the left destroying life as I know it; they just chip away at it, little by little, on a daily basis. Of course, so do many Republicans. That would be obvious if you weren’t such an ideologue as to have no realistic, moderate frame of reference with which to see what’s going on around you.

            Finally, I’m a troll? Let’s see… I’ve been using this site and posting with this username for as long as it’s been around, and never, ever initiate political threads, while you post your anonymous political pot-shots replete with personal attacks, yet I’m the troll? LOGIC FAIL.

            1. Here’s what’s wrong with your reply. “you’re completely incapable of debating any political subject…”

              This is an article about Apple. So where’s the political debate? You should be spending more time on political websites where you’ll be exposed to more of your own kind.

        1. Love how you conservaturds band together when someone calls out your BS.

          Many of us here are tired of the political BS, it isn’t why we are here. If you idiots insist on destroying every thread, I’m not going to be chased off, I’m not going to be quiet, I am going to be in your face and I am going to make the comment section as unbearable to your ilk as it has become to mine.

          It is very simple, stop the political trolling and I will do the same. I don’t start the threads. Better yet, just go fuck yourself.

    1. Mostly Steve Jobs just renamed his $10 million dollar computer graphics group acquisition from George Lucas “Pixar.” Technically not something he co-founded so much as acquired which was people and software. But he turned it into something eventually so much more.

    2. DeRS – try not to throw around the word “ignorant” when you’re not completely in touch with the facts. Pixar’s own website makes it clear that the company was started in 1979, when George Lucas recruited the legendary Ed Catmull away from NY Institute of Technology, where he basically invented half the tools required for computer animation. Jobs didn’t come on the scene until 1986, when Lucas’ in-house group was spun off and renamed. Lucas’ team wasn’t the basis for Pixar. It WAS Pixar.

      1. Steve Jobs did not say make it, after all that

        He said make it great !

        Then, amidst pushback and controversy, he did not accept anything else

        Get used to the fact that striving for greatness involves amazing things, and some are uncomfortable with taking something half baked and pushing it to the limit

        all that crap from others is just “make it” and most is just “make it the same, only just enough different”

  1. Unless you are running things it is not often that an organization will allow you to make it great. Your coworkers may resent you, your superiors may fear you.

    ‘The nail that sticks up gets hammered down’.

  2. ” … I was struck by detail. The way the ice cracks, the water moves, and the snow falls makes Frozen one of the most beautifully animated films ever made.”

    And it follows Sir Jony gave us OS LESS 7. Completely shitcanning Steve’s rich and illustrative vision in film and software design for thin outlines … unreal.

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