In another great PR news story for Apple and Steve Jobs, we have John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Disney and Pixar, crediting the iPad 2 for the making of the new Cars 2? film. Lasseter used Apple’s tablet to review materials for the movie on its hour-long daily commute from Pixar’s headquarters to his home in Sonoma.
To make things run smoothly, a technical director working on the animated movie crafted an iPad app, called Review Tool, specifically for his boss.
Lasseter said that he would “get everything on the iPad and it was fantastic to be able to look at stuff.” He went on to add: “What I am able to do in an hour’s review on my iPad, we estimate it is equivalent to three hours of review time at Pixar.”
Lasseter’s final judgment was: “Cars 2 cannot have been made without the Apple iPad.”
Of course we could point that he could’ve done the same job with some Android tablet, but then again he has all the freedom to pick the tools for himself. Personally I love widgets and that’s the reason why iPad doesn’t work for me…