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Disney, Pixar Animation executive John Lasseter to take a leave of absence, citing 'missteps'

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a leave of absence, citing unspecified “missteps,” according to a memo to staff. Lasseter, the pioneering executive who built Pixar Animation Studios into an entertainment juggernaut and helped revive Disney’s once-struggling animation business, said in the memo that the decision followed “difficult conversations.” “I’ve recently ...

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'War of the Worlds' to invade Disney Hall and the streets of downtown L.A.

“I feel like it’s mandatory for us to engage in politics,” Rountree said emphatically, rattling off statistics about Russian election meddling on social media: 126 million Facebook users reached by inflammatory posts, 131,000 messages published on Twitter, more than 1,000 videos uploaded to YouTube. At the time of the election, Rountree says, people didn’t have knowledge of the scale of ...

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