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