#BREAKING: Disney Animation Chief John Lasseter Taking 6-Month Sabbatical

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Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation Chief John Lasseter has announced in an internal memo that he will be taking a 6-month leave of absence, citing “missteps” he has taken with employees. Lasseter says that he has made some employees uncomfortable.

He has apologized to anyone that who had received an unwanted gesture and to those that he has “let down.” The memo goes on to say, “It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them.” Lasseter is known for directing films like “Toy Story” and “Cars” and has produced every Pixar feature since “Monster’s, Inc.” (source) 4:31 p.m. ET November 21, 2017

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