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Emma Thompson's Letter Regarding John Lasseter and Skydance

That's not to say she DOESN'T care about important things, because she does.[caption id="attachment_994076" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Emma Thompson at the 2014 Golden Globes[/caption]Last year, several allegations against former PIXAR head John Lasseter were brought forward, prompting the famed producer to step away from the company, and eventually his firing.For whatever reason, Skydance Animation thought they'd jump[...]

#TimesUp and Others Respond to Skydance Hiring John Lassester

Today, Skydance announced that John Lasseter was hired as the new head of animation Lasseter, who was previously with Pixar, was suspended and eventually left Disney after allegations of sexual misconduct were revealed Very little has been heard about Lasseter ever since and this sort of hiring is exactly what groups like Time's Up are[...]

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Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter Named Chief Creative Officers of Disney, Pixar

It has been announced that Oscar nominee Jennifer Lee will be taking over as Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney Animation Studios and that Oscar winner Pete Docter will be Chief Creative Officer for Pixar Animation Studios.This news comes as confirmation that the pair would officially be taking over the position(s) vacated by previous Chief John Lasseter come 2019.[caption[...]

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John Lasseter Will Exit Disney By the end of 2018

Disney Pixar creative director John Lasseter will officially be leaving his position at the company following December 31st 2018.[caption id="attachment_748801" align="aligncenter" width="600"] LOS ANGELES - NOV 19: John Lasseter at the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Frozen' at the El Capitan Theater on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA[/caption]You may recall the "missteps" that[...]

Toy Story 4: 'Black List' Scribe Stephany Folsom to Script Film

Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter was expected to co-direct the film, but stepped away from the project to take a six-month leave of absence to reconsider "missteps" he's taken towards women Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and writing partner Will McCormack were originally on board to write the film, but left over what Jones[...]

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Disney Animation Head John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence From Pixar Due To "Missteps"

John Lasseter, head of Disney Animation, is to take a six-month leave of absence after having "painful" conversations about his "missteps" in a memo he has written to staff obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.[caption id="attachment_748801" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Lasseter in 2013 Credit: Joe Seer /[/caption]Lasseter is best known as one of the founders of[...]

Disney Chops Down Animated Jack And The Beanstalk

It would appear the powers that be at Disney Animation have decided to chop down their Jack And The Beanstalk animated film.  Previously set for a Thanksgiving 2020 release, the announcement came suddenly this afternoon.While no details regarding why the sudden shelving of the film, Deadline reports the date will be given to another animated title[...]

Disney Dates A New Animated Film For 2019 At D23

John Lasseter made the announcement on stage during the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation panel He came armed with a t-shirt cannon in hand that launched Hawaiian shirts at eventgoers, which might be an oblique hint at the new film, or could just be a reference to the studio's latest hit, Moana.“It is harder to think of[...]

Rumour: Pixar Making A Star Wars Movie

Well, not in any sense that The Muppets or Tron: Legacy or even Maleficent don't also share.All of those films, you see, were put before John Lasseter and Ed Catmull's Brain Trust for feedback, commentary and, depending on how you think of writing precisely, a little rewriting.But none of them were Pixar movies.I personally don't[...]

John Lasseter's Personal Tribute To Steve Jobs

Today sees the release of Pixar's bright and charming Brave, a wonderful fable about some small, intimate character moments against a typically gorgeous visual backdrop.We've already talked about the film a fair amount, and we'll be talking about it plenty more as the day and week go on, but I thought it might be nice[...]

John Lasseter Explains Pixar's The Good Dinosaur And Pete Docter's Inside-The-Mind Movie

Digressing from the in-depth discussion of Brave for a moment, John Lasseter shared some teasing details of The Good Dinosaur and Pete Docter's as-yet untitled next picture.Here's how he pitched those films last week:The Good DinosaurWhat if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs missed Earth and dinosaurs kept living? It’s really a great story because[...]

Are Disney Actually, Really Working On An Animated Marvel Movie?

Ever since Marvel became part of the Mickey Mouse Empire, we've regularly heard rumours that the studio would bring their new, four-coloured characters over to The Magic Kingdom and realise some kind of crossover. None of these rumours have been particularly well sourced, however. Perhaps until now. We have to go back to July 2011 […]

John Lasseter Video Interview: Cars 2 And Pixar Sequels

There's no doubt that it was exciting for me to speak to John Lasseter, the top dog at Pixar and, thanks to his shorts and features, one of my very favourite film makers of all Below you can see the full video of our chat.I decided to ask him a few questions that I thought[...]

Nathan Greno, Byron Howard And Glen Keane Talk To Me About Tangled

A lesser animator could have ruined the scene by going too far, but if you look at the animation, it’s so miniscule and tiny and controlled, so subtle that it lets the audience’s mind do the work for them. Byron on his next picture with Greno: We pitched six movies to John Lasseter[...]

More On The Incredibles Blu-Ray Including Artwork

I already brought you the first details of what will be on the Blu-ray of The Incredibles this spring. Now it's time for more info, some cover art, some release dates, all of that bric a brac. As well as the new features, as I detailed in the previous story, it has now been confirmed […]