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June 9, 2018

John Lasseter to Leave Pixar and Disney at the End of the Year

John Lasseter is officially exiting his top posts at Pixar and Disney at the end of 2018. The former animator was one of the founding employees of Pixar, helping to evolve the company from a computer company to an animation studio and directing Pixar’s first three features himself, Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Toy Story 2. Lasseter continued to oversee Pixar as the studio grew and became acquired by Disney, and in 2006 Lasseter was named the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, overseeing the revitalization of the latter studio with films like …

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