Pixar Animation Studios has come a long way from where they first started out releasing commercials for top brands names. After the release of Toy Story in 1995, they became the premiere animation studio and are now recognized all over the globe for creating beautifully animated films that are rich in color and story. Though they pride themselves in releasing original stories, they have also released prequels and sequels to some fan-favorite films. And now they will be releasing Toy Story 4. The film is the 21st feature released by Pixar, and sees Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of the gang going on a new adventure and reuniting with an old friend, Bo Peep (Anne Potts).
Geeks of Doom and a select number of journalists were flown all the way to Emeryville, California to visit the Pixar campus and get a behind-the-scenes look at the film. We will have extensive coverage on Toy Story 4 and our visit to Pixar Animation Studios in the coming weeks. So be sure to stay tuned. But we will first start off with how far Pixar’s technology has come since they first started out in 1995. So let’s take a look at how the technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Check it out below.
The fallout of Skydance Animation hiring of John Lasseter continues. Last week, Emma Thompsonleft her role in Alessandro Carloni‘s animated feature Luck. Although she didn’t give a specific reason as to why she was leaving at the time, many suspected that it had to do with her working with a company who knowingly hired someone like Lasseter, who had been exiled from Disney and Pixar after allegations of him engaging in sexual misconduct surfaced. It would only be a few months after when Skydance Animation announced they had hired the disgraced former animation head. And it would be a decision that many, especially those inside the company, were very unhappy with.
Now Thompson is explaining why she exited the project, in a newly released letter that criticizes Skydance’s decision and the failed attempts to justify the hiring. More on the report and the full letter below.
When Skydance announced that they would be hiring John Lasseter to oversee their animation department last month, it raised a number of red flags. The disgraced former Pixar head was ousted from the animation studio he helped create when reports of sexual abuse allegations surfaced. Although the studios have tried to address these past indiscretions, many have tried to distance themselves from Lasseter.
And now the fallout continues as one of Skydance Animation’s upcoming films has lost their lead voice actress. A new report says Emma Thompson has exited the upcoming Luck. More on the report below.
There has been a major backlash to former Disney”¢Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation head John Lasseter being hired to oversee Skydance Animation. Many have expressed their outrage saying that he has shown little to no remorse about his past indiscretions, which include multiple allegations of sexual assault.
So in order to curb any anxieties or distress his presence may have, the studio held a town hall where Lasseter fielded blunt questions about his previous “missteps,” admitting to the wrongdoing, and committing himself to prove he has reformed. More on the report, below.
Former Disney”¢Pixar and Walt Disney Animation head John Lasseter has found a new animation home. Reports confirm that Lasseter will be acting as the new head of animation over at Skydance. The production company, which is best known for its Mission: Impossible and Star Trek films, recently branched out into animation in 2017.
However, this move comes at a time when the man, who was responsible for bringing us films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Wall”¢E, and so much more, was ousted after reports of sexual harassment allegations and alcohol abuse surfaced. More on the report below.