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Rashida Jones Says She Did Not Depart From ‘Toy Story 4’ Because Of Pixar’s John Lasseter
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Yesterday, Pixar CCO and Disney’s Head of Animation John Lasseter announced that he would be taking a six-month leave of absence due to allegations of inappropriate behavior towards female employees.

While yesterday’s report came with horrifying details that support these allegations, it’s not clear how many victims there are. However, it did speculate that Toy Story 4 writer Rashida Jones left the project due to one of Lasseter’s unwanted advances. Now, she is coming out to refute those speculations and to clarify why she left and support those who may have been victimized. More on the story below.

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Pixar Head John Lasseter To Take A Leave Of Absence After Taking “Missteps”
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The wave of sexual assault allegations continues to flow in, and people who were once highly respected by their peers are turning out to be creeps and perpetrators. Among those people are Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, and Louis C.K., all of whom have lost a great deal in the weeks since they’ve been outed.

Now, John Lasseter, the CCO of Pixar and head of Disney Animation Studios, is stepping away from his responsibilities and going on a six-month leave of absence in order to address some of the serious “missteps” he has taken throughout his career. More on the story below.

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D23 Expo 2017: ‘Toy Story 4’
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Toy Story 4‘s progress has remained under the wraps for quite some time. The last time we heard anything about the sequel was actually at D23 2015, where it was revealed that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s script would be a romantic animated flick that centers on Woody reuniting with his long-lost love Bo Beep. Of course, other Pixar flicks like Coco and The Incredibles 2 took precedence since they are getting released earlier. But at this year’s D23 Expo on Friday, John Lasseter revealed a little bit more about the planned fourth installment. Check it the details below.

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‘Toy Story 4’ Pushed Back To 2019; ‘The Incredibles 2’ Bumped Up To 2018
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A lot of effort is put into perfecting a Pixar project. From the search to the story to the animation, it takes approximately four years for the studio to complete work on one title. Perhaps that is why they are recognized for being one of the top animation studios in the world. But as much as they thrive on their original storytelling, they’ve done well for themselves making sequels. Finding Dory proved that a Pixar sequel is sometimes well worth the wait, and somehow, we keep getting sequels for Cars.

So when it was announced that there would be a Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2, Pixar fans got excited. Now comes word that they will be switching release dates. More on their switch and which films they will be competing against below.

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Disney Shifts Release Dates For ‘The Incredibles 2,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Cars 3,’ More
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Disney has announced some pretty big scheduling news surrounding the release of their Marvel Studios and Pixar films, as well as their reimagined live-action adaptations. Following the confirmation that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be pushing back Black Panther and Captain Marvel, comes word that The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 are now officially set for release, and Toy Story 4 is getting pushed back an entire year. The studio has also reserved four dates for their live-action adaptations of their animated films.

Check out the all the release dates and the studio’s competition in the report below.

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Disney In Depth: D23 Expo 2015’s 10 Best Reveals
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We brought you on-site cover of D23 Expo, which included news about Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through The Looking Glass, amongst many others, bringing Disney fanboys and fangirls news of some of the Mouse House’s biggest announcements. The weekend rewarded thousands of eager attendees (and millions of those standing by online) for their patience with some incredible pieces of “breaking Disney news.”

Here are 10 of D23 Expo 2015’s best reveals (in order of “wow factor”).

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D23 Expo 2015: ‘Toy Story 4’ Will Be A Romantic Film
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It was first thought that 2010’s Toy Story 3 would be the end of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story film franchise, with the characters to live on through animated shorts. Director John Lasseter had explained that there won’t be a Toy Story 4 unless there was a story that was worth telling. But Lasseter’s wife would help with the inspiration for a fourth feature film, and when the Pixar Brain Trust Member Andrew Stanton worked together on the sequel, Stanton came up with a treatment that convinced him that it was worthy to revisit the world of Toy Story. Months after, it was confirmed that Will McCormack and Rashida Jones would develop the treatment to a full script.

Now we know more about the film, which has been described as a romantic film with a Pixar touch. Lasseter made an appearance on Friday at the Pixar Animation Panel during Disney’s D23 Expo, where he talked more about the next installment.

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‘Toy Story 4’ Officially Announced With Original Director John Lasseter Returning
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The Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger has officially announced that Pixar is making Toy Story 4, and that original Toy Story director John Lasseter will be returning to helm the fourth installment himself.

Disney has also locked in the June 16, 2017 calendar spot for a release date. The story will see Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys beginning a new chapter. The idea for the story was developed by some of the Pixar Brain Trust, including two-time Oscar-winner Lasseter (Toy Story, Tin Toy), two-time Oscar winner Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E), Oscar winner Pete Docter (Up), and Toy Story 2 co-director and Oscar-winning Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.

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