Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter have been tapped to lead Disney’s animation departments after the departure of chief creative officer John Lasseter.
The studio announced Tuesday that Lee and Docter will split Lasseter’s former duties: Lee, who co-directed Frozen, will serve as chief creative officer for Walt Disney Animation Studios, while Docter, who directed Up and Inside Out, will take the same position at Pixar. Both will report to Disney chairman Alan Horn and have “creative oversight of all films and associated projects of their respective studios.”
The news comes a few weeks after Disney announced that Lasseter will be leaving the company at the end of 2018. Lasseter previously served as chief creati