John Lasseter, the chief creative officer for all Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, told the world that he is making a significant shift in his life. He will resign from his position to take on other projects in life. His decision came after many accusations of sexual misconduct had been made against him, and he wanted to put this behind him by doing so. Lasseter has now moved over to run Skydance Animation, an independent production company based out of Los Angeles that David Ellison started in late 2017.
What Is Skydance Animation Doing?
Skydance Animation has had a bumpy start in the industry. They have yet to announce their first feature and have not released any projects to consider them a serious contender. There are many reasons to be excited about Skydance Animation since they have some huge names on board, like Lasseter and Ellison. Still, there are also many questions about what exactly the company is doing.
The Goal ForSkydance Animation
With a more than capable CEO and robust backing, Skydance has set its sights on becoming a company at the very top of the market. It is the only independent studio that can say they have as much potential as this one. Lasseter will aid in ensuring that the studio can create beautiful products and prove itself among some big names, such as Illumination, DreamWorks Animations, Fox Animation Studios, and Blue Sky Studios.
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Skydance has already expressed interest in making original animated films and adaptations of licensed properties in both live-action and animation formats.
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