Lasseter was accused of sexual misconduct by several female employees when he worked as the head of Disney Pixar and Disney animation.
Emma Thompson has detailed in a letter the reasons why she left the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film Luck, citing the fact that the studio hired filmmaker John Lasseter. Lasseter took a six-month leave of absence from his role as Pixar’s chief creative officer then officially parted ways with Disney after publicly stating he made “missteps” in November 2017. A representative for Thompson confirmed to Variety that the actor had left the project in January, when Lasseter was hired to oversee Skydance by its CEO David Ellison.
Emma Thompson has bowed out of forthcoming animated movie Luck, after its studio, Skydance Animation, hired former Pixar boss John Lasseter.
Director Brad Bird has said that ex-Pixar boss John Lasseter should not be lumped in with the likes of Harvey Weinstein, after he was accused of multiple cases of sexually inappropriate behaviour.
John Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder who quit the company following numerous allegtions of sexually inappropriate behaviour, was grilled by employees at his new company, according to reports.
A backlash is brewing following news that former Pixar head John Lasseter has been given a new job, heading indie studio Skydance’s animation arm. Lasseter, who directed Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and produced movies like Frozen and Finding Dory, took an extended sabbatical from Pixar last year, following multiple accusations of sexually improper behaviour over his long tenure at the award-winning animation house. Lasseter officially left Disney on 31 December, 2018 after serving briefly in a reduced role as consultant.
The fourth movie in the franchise has been plagued by behind-the-scenes struggles since it was announced in 2014.
John Lasseter, one of the founders of animation studio Pixar, is 'unlikely to return' after a leave of absence following accusations of sexual misconduct.
John Lasseter is the latest Hollywood exec to be accused of sexual misconduct but unlike others, his career is far from over.
Rashida Jones has denied that she quit writing 'Toy Story 4' following unwanted advances from Pixar boss John Lasseter.