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Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter Will Take Over Lasseter’s Duties and Lead Pixar, Disney Animation

It was announced today that Jennifer Lee will take over as Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and that Pete Docter will become Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios. This comes after John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of both studios, decided to step down after committing “missteps” in the workplace. Lee was […]

John Lasseter to Leave Disney at the End of the Year

John Lasseter, co-founder of Pixar and chief creative officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, will be leaving the Walt Disney Company at the end of 2018. Lasseter began a 6-month leave of absence back in November after coming under fire due to allegations of unwanted advances, including his trademarked hugs. While he won’t have […]

Disney Considers Allowing John Lasseter to Return to Pixar After Leave of Absence

John Lasseter, Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios, took a voluntary six-month leave of absence back in November 2017 after accusations were brought forward on unwanted workplace hugging and other missteps. According to The Wall Street Journal, executives at the Walt Disney Company have had a discussion on bringing Lasseter back to work in a capacity […]

Oscar-winning Producer Darla K. Anderson Leaving Pixar

Producer Darla K. Anderson, who won just an Academy Award for the Disney-Pixar animated feature Coco is leaving the company after 25 years. Anderson said in a statement, “I’ve had a magical and privileged experience working at Pixar over two decades. The creativity, imagination and innovation at Pixar is second to none. I’m truly grateful […]

Disney Animation to Hold ‘Day of Listening’ for Staff in the Midst of John Lasseter’s ‘Sabbatical’

On Thursday, the employees at Disney Animation Studios are set to hold a meeting for what is being called a “Day of Listening.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, a “handful of human-resources professionals [will be] present to facilitate a discussion of workplace concerns.” Long-time Disney Cast Members have stated that a gathering of this nature […]

Stephany Folsom Takes Screenwriter Position for Disney Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’

Stephany Folsom has been hired by Disney Pixar as the screenwriter for the upcoming Toy Story 4 which is set to be released on June 21, 2019. Folsom is reportedly taking over for Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack from when they parted ways with the Toy Story 4 project back in November.  You […]

Rashida Jones Responds to Hollywood Reporter Allegations Regarding Lasseter/Toy Story 4

Writer/performer Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack recently parted ways with Pixar and left the upcoming Toy Story 4 project. According to coverage by The Hollywood Reporter, the break was precipitated by unwanted advances toward Jones by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios head John Lasseter, whom they alleged had a known history of […]

BREAKING: John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

One of the largest creative forces behind Disney animation has just come under fire due to allegations of unwanted advances and a history of sexual misconduct. The Hollywood Reporter has just reported that John Lasseter, head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, has announced a six month leave of absence due to behavior that may […]

The Walt Disney Family Museum Honors John Lasseter with Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award

At its third annual fundraising gala on November 7 at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum will present John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. The award serves as an honor to those […]

The Disneyland Railroad is Back in Action After a Long Refurbishment

The Disneyland Railroad has been closed for refurbishment since January/2016 and it’s making its first trips around its newly re-done track today (July 28)! John Lasseter was on-hand talking about how excited he is to see the trains back in Disneyland and what an important role they play in its history! Take a look! Now, […]