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Happy Thanksgiving!

NEW YORK—I’ve just come home from a rehearsal for one of the most fun events in this city, which is then telecast all over the world: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! The very first parade took place in 1924 when the annual parade started by Louis Bamberger in Newark, N...

Pixar does it again with ‘Coco’

LOS ANGELES—“Coco” is a visual feast and a moving film that belongs with the animation powerhouse’s masterpieces. While it’s a coming-of-age movie steeped in Mexico’s rich Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition, “Coco” is universally appealing with its the...

Pixar chief on leave for ‘missteps’

Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter said he is taking a six-month leave of absence, citing “missteps” with employees. The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of th...

Pixar’s Had a Problem with Women for Decades

On Tuesday, famed animation leader John Lasseter announced that he was taking a temporary leave of absence from Pixar, the animation studio he has steered for decades. Though he left his reasons somewhat vague (“missteps,” he called them), stories about his alleged sexual mis...

Pixar has always been a boys’ club

Everybody loves Pixar films. How could you not? Toy Story is a stone cold classic, WALL-E is adorable, Finding Nemo is a perfect story. Don’t pretend you didn’t cry your little eyes out at Up...

Rashida Jones denies she left Pixar over 'unwanted advances' by John Lasseter

Rashida Jones has denied claims that she left the writing staff of Toy Story 4 due to sexual harassment by Disney animation head John Lasseter, instead stating that her departure was the result o...

John Lasseter's Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders

Rashida Jones is still credited as a writer on Toy Story 4, the next installment in the beloved franchise. But, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and her writing partner at the tim...

Disney Animation, Pixar Chief Taking Six Month Leave After Misconduct Claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absen...

Pixar and Disney chief to take leave after harassment allegations

Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps...

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter takes leave after ‘missteps’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absen...

Toy Story director John Lasseter takes leave from Pixar, citing 'missteps' and 'unwanted hugs'

John Lasseter arriving at the premiere of Disney Pixar's Coco earlier this month. John Lasseter arriving at the premiere of Disney Pixar's Coco earlier this month. JUST DAYS BEFORE Pixar’s ...

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