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Tag: John Lassester

Former Disney Animation Chief John Lasseter to Head Animation for Skydance

Skydance Media CEO, David Ellison has announced that former Disney animation chief and Pixar co-founder, John Lasseter, has been named head of Skydance Animation. Lasseter, who will report directly to Ellison, will be based in Los Angeles and start later this month. “John is a singular creative and executive talent whose impact on the animation ...

John Lasseter Reportedly Will Not Return to Disney and Pixar After Misconduct Allegations

John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar and chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation took a leave from both companies back in 2017 over allegations of harassment and misconduct, including (as one anonymous source put it) “grabbing, kissing, [and] making comments about physical attributes” of women at Pixar—activities that Lasseter characterized as ...

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