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Emma Thompson Slams Studio, Explains Why She Quit Movie

Actress can't believe Skydance hired former Disney exec John Lasseter after accusations

(Newser) - Emma Thompson made waves last month when she dropped out of an animated movie from Skydance Animation. She's making even bigger waves with a letter she shared with the Los Angeles Times explaining just why she quit Luck. In her letter to the studio, Thompson says it's all...

After 'Missteps' at Disney, John Lasseter Has a New Job

He stepped down from Disney in 2017 amid accusations of misconduct

(Newser) - More than a year after taking a leave of absence from his role as creative chief at Pixar and Disney due to “missteps” that made employees there feeling “disrespected and uncomfortable,” John Lasseter has a new gig overseeing Skydance Animation. He will start this month, per the...

Pixar Co-Founder's 'Missteps' Cost Him His Job at Disney

John Lasseter has been on leave for unwanted hugging

(Newser) - The man who co-founded Pixar and is seen as the creative force behind blockbusters such as the Toy Story and Cars franchises will soon be out of a job at Disney. John Lasseter, 61, has been on leave from parent company Disney since November after allegations of improper workplace behavior...

Rashida Jones Explains Her Exit From Toy Story 4

It doesn't involve advances from John Lasseter

(Newser) - John Lasseter is on a leave of absence from Disney and Pixar over "unwanted hugs" and other alleged misconduct—but screenwriter Rashida Jones says his behavior was not the reason for her departure from Toy Story 4. In a statement seen by Entertainment Weekly , Jones and writing partner Will...

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