The deal will give a boost to Apple TV+’s meager animation offerings.
Peggy Holmes will now direct the first film from John Lasseter’s animation studio.
Emma Thompson quit Skydance Animation’s first feature over “concerns about working with Lasseter.”
Skydance executives are apparently unsure of John Lasseter’s ability to keep his hands, mouth, and other body parts to himself.
John Lasseter is an alleged serial sexual predator, and that should raise concerns for women working at Skydance.
Skydance Animation’s hiring of John Lasseter “endorses and perpetuates a broken system that allows powerful men to act without consequence.”
Nathan Greno will create and direct an original animated feature for the fast-rising Skydance.
The former chief creative officer of Dreamworks Animation will help start up Skydance’s new animation division.
Two former Dreamworks directors will direct features for Skydance.
There’s more than a few ways to fund an animated feature nowadays, but the surest one of all is to simply be the child of a billionaire.