Disney Names New Heads of Animation, Pixar

Jun 19, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Following news that Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter is leaving Disney at the end of the year amid misconduct allegations, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said today that Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter will take over for Lasseter.

“Both Oscar winners and veterans of the Walt Disney Company, Lee, who co-directed ‘Frozen,’ has been named chief creative officer for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Docter, who is best known for ‘Up’ and ‘Inside Out,’ is now the chief creative officer for Pixar Animation,” the AP reports.

The report adds: “Lasseter in November announced a six-month sabbatical and apologized for ‘missteps’ with employees. The animation titan will stay on as a consultant through 2018.”

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