Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hometown Hero: Andrew Stanton

As some friends know, there are very few famous people who come out of my hometown. Then again, with a year-round population of about 7,000, a few is pretty impressive. The first is Paula Cole, but she's now just a one-hit wonder, so whatever to that.

No, we're here to talk about Andrew Stanton.

Andrew Stanton grew up in Ropo, then went off to become a big wig at Pixar. Finding Nemo? He made that. Wall-E? Made that, too. He's also the voice of Crush the turtle in Finding Nemo. So he's awesome and does a hometown good.

Well, tonight he won again, because he is that awesome. And today he gave a shout out to PHIL PERRY. Phil Perry was a teacher at my high school (still alive and bopping around town) and the theatre is named after him. He's pretty awesome. And he was just given a shout out on ABC. It was amazing.

So go Ropo!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Landry, I also am pretty proud of Rockport and the genius that it cultivates in people. I had Phil Perry in Chemistry and Physics and Drama,too, and I have an "Oscar" to show for it - from the 1965 Drama Competition! I guess I came that close to really making it big. Bob in Winchester... Check out my daughter's and son-in-law's website