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 an office, Lasseter will assume a consulting role until the end of the year.

No replacements have been announced, but inside sources suggest that Frozen director Jennifer Lee will take on a leadership role at Walt Disney Animation and Pete Docter, director of Inside Out and Up, will do the same at Pixar.

Source: New York Times



Image: Disney


Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.

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