Pixar's John Lasseter Hired to Head Skydance Animation

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

One of the biggest figures to be taken down by the "Me Too" movement was Pixar head John Lasseter, and he had been forcibly removed from the studio after accusations of sexual misconduct came out. Though it looked like Lasseter was out of the job, it seems that Skydance Animation had a different idea.

As per Deadline, Lasseter had just been hired to run Skydance Animation. Skydance CEO David Ellison had this to say about Lasseter coming onboard:

Advertisement

"John is a singular creative and executive talent whose impact on the animation industry cannot be overstated… He was responsible for leading animation into the digital age while telling incomparable stories that continue to inspire and entertain audiences around the globe."

A lot of people may scoff at Skydance's move, given Lasseter's recent accusations, but the company is very fully aware of them. Ellison also mentions:

"… we did not enter into this decision lightly. John has acknowledged and apologized for his mistakes and, during the past year away from the workplace, has endeavored to address and reform them."

After Lasseter was forced to leave Pixar, multiple sources have confirmed that a good chunk of the employees there have preferred that he not come back. There were even some who threatened that they would quit should it ever happen.

Advertisement

Lasseter has admittedly had a huge contribution when it comes to modern animation, and it was a huge blow for a lot of movie fans when he fell under the Me Too ax. Will Lasseter find redemption with Skydance? I guess we'll just have to wait and see to find out.

See Also: New Toy Story 4 Photo, Plot Details Tease At Bo Peep's New Role