Pixar and Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter is reportedly taking a 6-month leave of absence from Pixar amid harassment allegations made by studio insiders. Initially reported and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Lasseter wrote a staff memo apologizing for his actions and noting why he feels a leave of absence is the best course of action. Read the full staff memo after the break.
The Walt Disney Company's biannual exposition showcasing the latest and greatest from all branches of the Mouse House is just days away. The D23 Expo 2017, held this upcoming Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th, is the biggest event of the year for Disney fans excited about the company's upcoming projects. For Pixar fans, D23 Expo 2017 will similarly showcase exciting new information about the studio's upcoming projects: Coco, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4. As we prepare for the animation presentation this Friday, what should we expect to hear? And, more importantly, what surprises may be in store?
Beloved and legendary comic, Don Rickles, died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 90. Rickles voiced the ever-entertaining Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films. Read more about his legacy after the break.
Pixar Chief Creative Officer and creator of both the Toy Story and Cars franchises, John Lasseter, has officially revealed that Cars is actually a make-believe world set inside of Andy's imagination within the world of Toy Story. Toy Story 4, set for release in June 2019, will be the first film in the new conjoined franchise to reveal this merger. This breaking news is unprecedented in film history, revealing that two long-time beloved franchises have always technically been one-in-the-same. More of John Lasseter's remarks after the break!
Following the release of Coco's teaser trailer earlier this week, there has been a rejuvenated excitement for original projects across Pixar fandom. One of the most exciting aspects of reporting on Pixar news is seeing new footage of an upcoming film for the very first time. Pixar prides itself on growing wholly original film ideas in-house, without hiring outsider talent to jump start new projects. The ingenuity behind the world and characters of Coco got us thinking about the future of original films at the acclaimed studio. Follow along as we explore the future of original Pixar films (post Coco) after the break!
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