Pixar’s John Lasseter takes leave of absence for admitted ‘missteps’
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a leave of absence for what he called "missteps" in physical interactions with employees that caused them to feel "disrespected or uncomfortable," in a memo he sent to company employees on Tuesday. In the internal memo sent to Disney employees obtained by CNN, Lasseter, 60, who is also co-founder of Pixar Animation, said that he recently had "a number of conversations that were very painful for me."