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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 ...

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull Announces Retirement

Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar along with Apple's Steve Jobs and John Lasseter and in doing so irrefutably changed the animation industry, is retiring after 50 years in the entertainment industry. Catmull oversaw dozens of hit films from Toy Story to Tangled to Frozen to this year's Incredibles 2. Catmull, who currently acts as president of both Walt Disney and Pixar ...

Pixar Employees Discuss the Mood Surrounding John Lasseter’s Departure

This December, John Lasseter will officially depart Pixar and The Walt Disney Company. Regardless of the details surrounding his departure, this truly is the end of an era. He leaves behind a 30-year tenure as the leading creative force behind one of the most critical and commercially successful film studios in the world. He will ...

Pixar Co-Founder John Lasseter Leaving Disney Following Sexual Harassment Claims

Months after taking a six-month sabbatical following claims of sexual harassment, Disney has finally revealed the fate of Pixar co-founder. The studio announced today that Lasseter will be leaving the house of mouse at the end of the year. Lasseter took his initial leave from the company when he sent a memo to company employees apologizing ...

Disney Reveals New ‘Incredibles 2’ Plot & Character Details at D23 Expo

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Disney is finally releasing new information regarding one of its most anticipated films, The Incredibles 2. During the Animation Presentation at D23 Expo, Disney's Chief Creative Officer and head honcho at Pixar, John Lasseter followed up the Wreck-It-Ralph 2 presentation with new info on the superhero sequel. Lasseter went on to say: "We ...

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