Oscar-winning animator John Lasseter and singer/guitarist Jon Langford on this edition of Fresh Air. John Lasseter is the Executive Vice President of Creative for Pixar, Inc. and one of the founding members of the computer animated filmmaking company. He served as Director and Animator of the feature films Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and A Bug's Life. He was also Executive Producer of Monsters, Inc. Jon Langford is a co-founder the British punk group The Mekons, one of the few bands of its era that is still performing. They celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Their latest CD is Oooh. Langford lives in the States now, which is feeding his growing interest in country music. He plays in the country-inspired band the Waco Brothers. Langford is also a visual artist. Under the pen name Chuck Death, Langford draws the comic Great Pop Things, which is published in the L.A. Weekly, and collected in the book, Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock n Roll from Elvis to Oasis. (Original Broadcast Dates: February 27, 2002 and December 17, 1998)
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