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Disney animation executive Lasseter to leave company at year-end


(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation head and co-founder of Pixar John Lasseter will be leaving Disney at the end of the year, the company said in a statement.Lasseter, who directed the 1995 hit "Toy Story," went on a leave of absence in November, following what he called "missteps," including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo at the time seen by Reuters. The Oscar-winning animation executive will serve in a consulting role until his Dec. 31 departure, the company said.Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against entertainers, businessmen and ...

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 04:24 IST