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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:46 pm 
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I think his past is about to get out.

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The president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will step down from his current roles at the end of this year and stay on as an adviser through July 2019.
Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter and in doing so revolutionized the animation industry, is retiring after a ground-breaking five-decade career, during which he has been involved with dozens of hit films from Toy Story to Frozen to this year's Incredibles 2.

Catmull, who acts as president of both Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will step down from his current roles at the end of this year, according to a Disney announcement today, and then stay on as an adviser through July 2019 before formally retiring.

“Never in my wildest imagination could I have conceived of the path or the extraordinary people I have worked with over all of these years – the twists and turns, the ups and downs, along with exhilarating passion, talent, and dedication that have led to something extraordinary, something that has an enduring impact in the world,”Catmull, 73, said in a statement.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... m=referral


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Great news! :party: With him covering up for Lasseter and orchestrating wage-fixing in the industry, I'm actually surprised he wasn't kicked out sooner. Because that's what this is. He's getting fired. Just like Lasseter. This isn't a "retirement". It's evident by the fact they're both staying on as "consultants" until their contracts expire. Good riddance!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:03 pm 
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I wonder how much consulting Lasseter has done for Disney since he decided it was time for him to seek new challenges in life.

Also, why can never the media get the facts straight? From an article:

http://www.waff.com/2018/10/24/disney-a ... ll-retire/

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Catmull was a pioneer in computer animation and technology in film. George Lucas hired him in 1979 to head Lucasfilm's computer division. Catmull in 1986 co-founded Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter.


No, Jobs and Lasseter were not co-founders.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Catmull stepped down as president last week. He'll be staying as an advisor until July 2019 though. It's pitiful that Pixarians are still praising him.

Dave Mullins wrote:
Last week was Ed Catmull’s last day as President of Pixar. He imparted us with his wisdom before he left, asking us to embrace new technology, be kinder to each other and asked us if we can clearly visualize pictures when we close our eyes (some can, some can’t).

I’m grateful for all the wonderful experiences I’ve had with him over the last 18 years. I was also very proud to see him wearing a LOU T-shirt on his last day.
Source: https://twitter.com/_DaveMullins/status ... 3724573697

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Q: What's it like to work with Ed Catmull?

Lee Unkrich: He’s a great guy who I’ve learned a lot from.
Source: https://twitter.com/leeunkrich/status/1 ... 5527767041

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:37 am 
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When we are told that someone will retire or leaving a company, I am often a little skeptical about how willingly this happens when the sentence ends with the words "but will remain in an advisory role/serve as a consultant till the contract expires in a few months' time". For Catmull, this happens shortly after a $170 million payout for the employees.

(And now when Lasseter and Catmull is gone, what will Disney do with Ike Perlmutter)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:38 am 
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I'am glad this is happening. The Man has been rotten.


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