Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter to Take Over as Disney/Pixar Execs Following John Lasseter's Resignation

Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter to Take Over as Disney/Pixar Execs Following John Lasseter's Resignation

According to The New York Times, Frozen writer Jennifer Lee and Inside Out director Pete Docter have been named Chief Creative Officers within the Disney/Pixar company following John Lasseter's resignation. Lee will head Walt Disney Animation Studios (the first woman to do so) while Docter takes over Pixar Animation Studios.

In addition to Inside Out, two-time academy award winner Pete Docter directed Monsters, Inc and penned the screenplays of Toy Story and Wall-E.

Prior to her Academy Award for the script of Frozen, Jennifer Lee also co-wrote the script of Wreck-It Ralph. Since then her work includes Zootopia and A Wrinkle in Time. This year she received a Tony nomination for the book of Frozen on Broadway.

For more, visit The New York Times here.

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," "Cars," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "WALL•E," "Up," "Toy Story 3," "Brave," and "Inside Out." Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $10 billion at the worldwide box office to date. "Coco," Pixar's 19th feature, opened in theaters on November 22, 2017.

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