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Emma Thompson’s Letter Regarding John Lasseter and Skydance

Dame Emma Thompson is not someone who hides her opinions behind formality. Let’s recall the 2014 Golden Globes when the actress took the stage holding a martini (with olives) in one hand and her Louboutins in the other in a spectacular display of not giving a frak. That’s not to say she DOESN’T care about […]

#TimesUp and Others Respond to Skydance Hiring John Lassester

Today, Skydance announced that John Lasseter was hired as the new head of animation. Lasseter, who was previously with Pixar, was suspended and eventually left Disney after allegations of sexual misconduct were revealed. Very little has been heard about Lasseter ever since and this sort of hiring is exactly what groups like Time’s Up are […]

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Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter Named Chief Creative Officers of Disney, Pixar

It has been announced that Oscar nominee Jennifer Lee will be taking over as Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney Animation Studios and that Oscar winner Pete Docter will be Chief Creative Officer for Pixar Animation Studios. This news comes as confirmation that the pair would officially be taking over the position(s) vacated by previous Chief John Lasseter come […]

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John Lasseter Will Exit Disney By the end of 2018

Disney Pixar creative director John Lasseter will officially be leaving his position at the company following December 31st 2018. You may recall the “missteps” that came to light earlier this year, where several former (and current) employees came forward citing various complaints about Lasseter’s conduct, “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.” After the accusations came […]

Toy Story 4: ‘Black List’ Scribe Stephany Folsom to Script Film

After a series of incidences that led to a change in directors and the original writing team stepping away from the project, the keys to the toy box have finally found a new home. Deadline Hollywood is reporting exclusively that Black List scribe Stephany Folsom has been signed to take over writing the script for […]

Disney Chops Down Animated Jack And The Beanstalk

It would appear the powers that be at Disney Animation have decided to chop down their Jack And The Beanstalk animated film.  Previously set for a Thanksgiving 2020 release, the announcement came suddenly this afternoon. While no details regarding why the sudden shelving of the film, Deadline reports the date will be given to another animated […]

Disney Dates A New Animated Film For 2019 At D23

Disney announced a new animated movie for April 12, 2019, at the D23 Expo on Friday afternoon. John Lasseter made the announcement on stage during the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation panel. He came armed with a t-shirt cannon in hand that launched Hawaiian shirts at eventgoers, which might be an oblique hint at the new film, or could […]

John Lasseter’s Personal Tribute To Steve Jobs

Today sees the release of Pixar’s bright and charming Brave, a wonderful fable about some small, intimate character moments against a typically gorgeous visual backdrop. We’ve already talked about the film a fair amount, and we’ll be talking about it plenty more as the day and week go on, but I thought it might be […]

Are Disney Actually, Really Working On An Animated Marvel Movie?

Ever since Marvel became part of the Mickey Mouse Empire, we’ve regularly heard rumours that the studio would bring their new, four-coloured characters over to The Magic Kingdom and realise some kind of crossover. None of these rumours have been particularly well sourced, however. Perhaps until now. We have to go back to July 2011 […]

John Lasseter Video Interview: Cars 2 And Pixar Sequels

There’s no doubt that it was exciting for me to speak to John Lasseter, the top dog at Pixar and, thanks to his shorts and features, one of my very favourite film makers of all. Below you can see the full video of our chat. I decided to ask him a few questions that I […]

Nathan Greno, Byron Howard And Glen Keane Talk To Me About Tangled

I recently took part in a virtual roundtable with Glen Keane, long time Disney animator and key player in Tangled, the House of Mouse’s latest feature length toon. Unfortunately, none of my questions were pushed forward to Keane. I suspect they were a touch controversial – he appears on the verge of leaving Disney for […]

More On The Incredibles Blu-Ray Including Artwork

I already brought you the first details of what will be on the Blu-ray of The Incredibles this spring. Now it’s time for more info, some cover art, some release dates, all of that bric a brac. As well as the new features, as I detailed in the previous story, it has now been confirmed […]