The first film was nearly a total disaster that almost killed the hit-making animation studio before it had even begun.
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.
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.