Disney/Pixar’s John Lasseter received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, which coincided with the release of “Cars 2” on DVD and Blu-ray.

Present at the event were Owen Wilson, Emily Mortimer, Brad Paisley, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Randy Newman and Don Rickles, all of whom are associated with Pixar either by contributing their voices (Wilson, Mortimer, Hunt, Marin, Ratzenberger, Oswalt and Rickles) or their musical talents (Paisley, Newman).

Lasseter is a two-time Oscar-winning director and creatively oversees all Disney and Pixar films and associated projects. Lasseter’s directorial debut was in 1995 with Pixar’s first feature film, “Toy Story.” He also directed “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2” and “Cars.” He has also directed “Cars 2.”

Lasseter has also been the executive producer of “Bolt,” “Monsters, Inc,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL*E,” “Bolt” and “Up,” which was the first animated film to open the Cannes Film Festival. “Up” also received two Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. Lasseter also acted as executive producer for Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” and “Tangled.”

You can watch video of the ceremony below the post.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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