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John Lasseter Addresses Concerns, Previous “Missteps,” and Sexual Assault Allegations To Skydance Animation Employees
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John Lasseter

There has been a major backlash to former Disney•Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation head John Lasseter being hired to oversee Skydance Animation. Many have expressed their outrage saying that he has shown little to no remorse about his past indiscretions, which include multiple allegations of sexual assault.

So in order to curb any anxieties or distress his presence may have, the studio held a town hall where Lasseter fielded blunt questions about his previous “missteps,” admitting to the wrongdoing, and committing himself to prove he has reformed. More on the report, below.

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Former Disney and Pixar Head John Lasseter Will Lead Skydance Animation
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John Lasseter

Former Disney•Pixar and Walt Disney Animation head John Lasseter has found a new animation home. Reports confirm that Lasseter will be acting as the new head of animation over at Skydance. The production company, which is best known for its Mission: Impossible and Star Trek films, recently branched out into animation in 2017.

However, this move comes at a time when the man, who was responsible for bringing us films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Wall•E, and so much more, was ousted after reports of sexual harassment allegations and alcohol abuse surfaced. More on the report below.

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Pete Docter, Jennifer Lee Named Head Of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios
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When it was announced that John Lasseter would be leaving Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation at the end of the year, Pixar’s Pete Docter and Disney Animation’s Jennifer Lee were immediately rumored as the frontrunners to take his place at the respective companies.

Now it has been confirmed the two will be overseeing operations at Emeryville and Burbank, respectively. More on the story below.

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John Lasseter Exiting Disney Animation and Pixar At End Of Year
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This was the only possible good outcome of this situation. Earlier this year, John Lasseter took a leave of absence from Pixar after allegations of sexual misconduct became public. The once happy animator who was the head of Pixar and helped change Disney Animation Studios to what it is now had two choices: stay on and be a pariah or make a graceful exit. The latter was chosen.

Reports confirm that Lasseter will be staying on at Pixar for the duration of the year. After that, he will no longer be working for the company that he helped build. More on the story here below.

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Rashida Jones Says She Did Not Depart From ‘Toy Story 4’ Because Of Pixar’s John Lasseter
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Yesterday, Pixar CCO and Disney’s Head of Animation John Lasseter announced that he would be taking a six-month leave of absence due to allegations of inappropriate behavior towards female employees.

While yesterday’s report came with horrifying details that support these allegations, it’s not clear how many victims there are. However, it did speculate that Toy Story 4 writer Rashida Jones left the project due to one of Lasseter’s unwanted advances. Now, she is coming out to refute those speculations and to clarify why she left and support those who may have been victimized. More on the story below.

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Pixar Head John Lasseter To Take A Leave Of Absence After Taking “Missteps”
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John Lasseter

The wave of sexual assault allegations continues to flow in, and people who were once highly respected by their peers are turning out to be creeps and perpetrators. Among those people are Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, and Louis C.K., all of whom have lost a great deal in the weeks since they’ve been outed.

Now, John Lasseter, the CCO of Pixar and head of Disney Animation Studios, is stepping away from his responsibilities and going on a six-month leave of absence in order to address some of the serious “missteps” he has taken throughout his career. More on the story below.

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4 Things You Need To Know About ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’
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Olaf's Frozen Adventure

The magic of Frozen, the animated phenomenon that took the world by blizzard, will be back in an all new animated short film that can be seen before all showings of Pixar’s Coco. In the short, titled Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, the holiday season gets underway in the kingdom of Arendelle, Elsa reveals to Anna that there has never been a holiday tradition since their parents’ death. However, hope is at hand when Olaf and Sven decide to go on an epic adventure and find the perfect tradition for the two sisters before the big day arrives.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, as well as producer Roy Conli and, of course, the voice of Olaf himself Josh Gad to talk a little bit about Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, its themes, and what they hope audiences pull from their experience watching it. Check out what they had to say below.

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D23 Expo 2017: ‘Toy Story 4’
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Toy Story 4‘s progress has remained under the wraps for quite some time. The last time we heard anything about the sequel was actually at D23 2015, where it was revealed that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s script would be a romantic animated flick that centers on Woody reuniting with his long-lost love Bo Beep. Of course, other Pixar flicks like Coco and The Incredibles 2 took precedence since they are getting released earlier. But at this year’s D23 Expo on Friday, John Lasseter revealed a little bit more about the planned fourth installment. Check it the details below.

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‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Trailer: First Look At The 21-Minute ‘Frozen’ Featurette
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Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen continues to be a worldwide phenomenon ever since its release in 2013. Grossing over $1 billion worldwide, an animated short has since been released, and plans for a sequel are currently in development. But for those who can’t get enough of the film and are just waiting to see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf once more, there’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

The 21-minute animated featurette will be shown in front of Pixar’s Coco, and will be available for a very limited time. Now the studio has released the first trailer for the featurette, which will also be run in front of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, beginning this Friday, June 16. Check out the trailer below.

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Disney In Depth: D23 Expo 2015’s 10 Best Reveals
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We brought you on-site cover of D23 Expo, which included news about Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through The Looking Glass, amongst many others, bringing Disney fanboys and fangirls news of some of the Mouse House’s biggest announcements. The weekend rewarded thousands of eager attendees (and millions of those standing by online) for their patience with some incredible pieces of “breaking Disney news.”

Here are 10 of D23 Expo 2015’s best reveals (in order of “wow factor”).

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