John Lasseter announced in a memo to staff today that he is taking a six-month "sabbatical" following "difficult conversations" that made clear that Lasseter "made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable."
The Hollywood Reporter has the full memo.
In addition to serving directly under Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios President Edwin Catmull, Lasseter is designated the Principal Creative Adviser for Walt Disney Imagineering, reporting to WDI President Bob Weis. A two-time Academy Award winner, Lasseter directed the first two Toy Story movies, the first two Cars movies, and A Bug's Life for Pixar. He also participated in the development of Cars Land for Disney California Adventure.Tweet
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