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  • John Lassiter to Remain as Consultant For the Rest of 2018

    This may be controversial to some, but Disney has officially announced the fate of Lassiter's career. Originally Posted by Dustysage:
    John Lasseter’s leave of absence from the Disney Company has come to an end and so has his employment with the company. Mr. Lasseter will consult with Disney through the end of the year.
    John Lasseter’s leave of absence from the Disney Company has come to an end and so has his employment with the company. Mr. Lasseter will consult with

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    In addition, according to Deadline, things were getting ugly at Pixar:
    But one well-placed source told Deadline there was a gathering sense that the employees didn’t really want Lasseter to return. Some even threatened to quit, according to another person familiar with the matter. Indeed, some in the animation community started a #LoseLasseter campaign on social media and launched a petition on Change.org demanding his ouster.
    And the successors to fill his place at Disney and Pixar:
    Insiders say expect Frozen director Jennifer Lee to be promoted at Walt Disney Animation, and Pete Docter, director of films Up and Monsters, Inc., to take on greater responsibilities at Pixar. That scenario was first reported by The New York Times.
    Lasseter will exit the two animation companies that thrived under his creative influence without acknowledging the "misdeeds" that led to his departure.

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      LA Times: John Lasseter will leave Disney and Pixar at the end of the year, studio says

      Dodge. Deflect. Not even an apology. Bury it beneath corporate PR-speak.

      Pathetic.

      "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
      Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
      imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

      - Neil Gabler

      "I didn't know the story of baby Jesus could be any better,
      until Thor told it to me."
      -
      Young girl at Disneyland's 2017 Candlelight Ceremony

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
        LA Times: John Lasseter will leave Disney and Pixar at the end of the year, studio says

        Dodge. Deflect. Not even an apology. Bury it beneath corporate PR-speak.

        Pathetic.
        This could lead to backlash. Extremely poorly timed backlash.

        Even though Lassiter's is "leaving"[Will he actually be doing anything as "a consultant?], the fact Disney didn't flat out fire him like Roseanne, may be a decision that Iger could regret.

        The press hates Disney. Check. Disney's next Pixar's movie, is coming out NEXT week. Check. The controversial(For other reasons...) Pixar Pier is opening 2 WEEKS. Check. Fox is set to vote on Disney merger NEXT MONTH. BIG CHECK. And the #MeToo movement has been very vocal and unrelenting. Check.

        And yes, Disney avoided controversy during Coco's run/the award season, but that may mean nothing now. Only time will tell how this affect the company.

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        • #5
          The way this is all playing out is the norm. It's all there for everyone to "save face". Nothing more, nothing less. I appreciate due diligence being taken to investigate allegations but if they are founded then there is to face to be saved. Fire him and send a clear message. If the allegations are unfounded then issue a press release including why they are unfounded and if he wants to come back let him.

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