Among the wave of alleged sexual offenders whose behavior rose to the surface in fall 2017 was John Lasseter
. It turned out the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios
had a long history of misogynistic and toxic behavior toward his (mostly female) employees and by the following year, the company ousted him from his role under the guise of a resignation. His alleged behavior included a pattern of “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes,” and the Oscar-winning toon titan reportedly had minders assigned expressly to rein him in.
According to a recent piece in Vulture, life at the company has changed now in his absence. Disney
has its newly launched streaming platform, Disney+, to celebrate, along with the upcoming, already well-received “Frozen
’s review is here.)
Per the interview, Pixar president Jim Morris
that the studio was already prepping changes ahead of Lasseter’s exit,