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Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter, who last year was forced out after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with women staff members, has been hired to run the recently launched animation division of Skydance Media, the production company announced Wednesday.

Lasseter, one of the most illustrious and pioneering figures in animation, stepped down from Disney last June in the wake of complaints about unwanted workplace touching. In a statemen...