Monday, August 22, 2011

Do you have a photo of John Lasseter manning the Jungle Cruise?

Fun Disney contest:

Yesterday at the D23 Expo, John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation, announced a pretty unusual contest – John of the Jungle.

Lasseter is known for bringing some of this generation’s most loved characters to life – Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Lightning McQueen, Mater, but few people know that he started out as a Jungle Cruise skipper right here at Disneyland park. He left this role with a love of Disney, storytelling and jungle lore, but without any photos of himself at the helm.

Now he’s out to fix that with John of the Jungle, a search for photos of him from his Jungle Cruise skipper days in 1977. Think you might have a shot of John in an old family vacation album? If you do, you could win a trip to the grand opening of Cars Land and a private Jungle Cruise with John Lasseter!
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  1. As a former WDW JC skipper who *also* has no personal photos from that time, I've often thought of asking my readers the same thing. Since I was there in '98, I'm guessing my chances would have to be a little better than John's, right?

  2. I was thinking the exact same thing about you when I wrote this.

  3. I love the idea of this contest. It's so different than the typical 'enter your email to enter the sweepstakes' contest.