Variety’s “Purpose Family Entertainment + Faith-based Summit”

Recently, Hollywood’s elite gathered for Variety’s “Purpose Family Entertainment + Faith-based Summit” at the Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel at Beverly Hills. “Every film that came out of Hollywood before 1962 was a faith-based film,” John Ratzenberger told me as the June 12 summit wound down, summing up with a succinctness reminiscent of his character Cliff in Cheers.

Pixar Animation Studios, devoting itself solely to family entertainment, led the way. The reason is simple. Pixar’s producers started having kids and wanted them to ingest healthy entertainment, said Ratzenberger, who has had a voice part in every Pixar animated film including The Incredibles (2004), the Toy Story series (1995, 1999, 2010), the Finding Nemo series (2003, 2016) and Ratatouille (2007).

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