John Lasseter is a master of animation and has brought us some of the most successful films in the industry. With classics such as Toy Story, Cars, and The Incredibles under his belt, it’s no wonder he is considered one of the greatest animators of all time. In addition to his work in animation, John was also the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. However, in December 2017, Lasseter took a leave of absence from his role due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Now, almost a year later, John is back at it with Skydance Animation. He has been named co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at the studio, where he will develop new films and oversee creative projects. We’re excited to see what John has in store for us next and can’t wait to see what he comes up with! Thanks for everything, John. We hope you have a great time at Skydance! What are your thoughts on John Lasseter? Do you think he’s a good fit for Skydance Animation? Leave a comment below and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.
John Lasseter has been in the industry for a long time, starting his career at Walt Disney Productions in 1979. He’s been nominated for 12 Oscars and has won two, one for Best Animated Feature for Toy Story and one for Best Original Song for “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story. He’s also won seven Golden Globes, a Grammy, and five Annie Awards. Some of John’s most successful films include Toy Story, the first feature-length computer-animated film ever made and grossed over $373 million worldwide. Cars were another big hit, grossing over $462 million worldwide.