NEW YORK | Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation
NEW YORK —Jan 09, 2019—The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of Skydance Media, the production company announced Wednesday.
Lasseter, one of the most illustrious and pioneering figures in animation, last year stepped down from Disney after acknowledging “missteps” in his behavior with staff members. In a statement, Lasseter said he has spent the last year away from the industry in “deep reflection, learning how my actions unintentionally made colleagues uncomfortable, which I deeply regret and apologize for.”
“It has been humbling but I believe it will make me a better leader,” said Lasseter.