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Emma Thompson Shares Strongly Worded Letter On Why She Left Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’
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Emma Thompson

The fallout of Skydance Animation hiring of John Lasseter continues. Last week, Emma Thompson left her role in Alessandro Carloni‘s animated feature Luck. Although she didn’t give a specific reason as to why she was leaving at the time, many suspected that it had to do with her working with a company who knowingly hired someone like Lasseter, who had been exiled from Disney and Pixar after allegations of him engaging in sexual misconduct surfaced. It would only be a few months after when Skydance Animation announced they had hired the disgraced former animation head. And it would be a decision that many, especially those inside the company, were very unhappy with.

Now Thompson is explaining why she exited the project, in a newly released letter that criticizes Skydance’s decision and the failed attempts to justify the hiring. More on the report and the full letter below.

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Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Because Of John Lasseter
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Emma Thompson

When Skydance announced that they would be hiring John Lasseter to oversee their animation department last month, it raised a number of red flags. The disgraced former Pixar head was ousted from the animation studio he helped create when reports of sexual abuse allegations surfaced. Although the studios have tried to address these past indiscretions, many have tried to distance themselves from Lasseter.

And now the fallout continues as one of Skydance Animation’s upcoming films has lost their lead voice actress. A new report says Emma Thompson has exited the upcoming Luck. More on the report below.

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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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