Emma Thompson to Skydance: I won’t work with John Lasseter

New York 02/26/19, 11:53

In a letter to Skydance Media, actress Emma Thompson outlined why she refused to work with the former Pixar executive John Lasseter and was withdrawing from the animated film "Luck."Thompson departed the project last month shortly after Skydance chief executive David Ellison hired Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder and former Walt ...

Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation

Entertainment 01/09/19, 14:43

The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media.Skydance on Wednesday announced that it has hired Lasseter, who stepped down from Disney last year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with staff members. In a statement, ...

Disney animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull to retire

Entertainment 10/23/18, 15:18

Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a statement that Catmull's impact on ...

A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching

Entertainment 10/03/18, 00:09

After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."So when Pixar ...

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