John Lasseter appointed as the head of Skydance Animation
The news came more than a year after Lasseter took a leave of absence from Disney following an admission that he committed unspecified "missteps" and brought the small and hyper-connected animation industry to a standstill.
"People are shell-shocked," Megan Dong, an animation director told The Hollywood Reporter. "As long as he is there, I wouldn't work at Skydance. And every female artist or creative who I've spoken to today has said they would never work at Skydance as long as he is involved. It's just a terrible message to send to women."
They also added that they see his hiring as a sign that the cultural shift they were hoping for in their industry had stalled.