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Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Get New Presidents

November 19, 2014 • By

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Andrew Millstein has been promoted to president of Walt Disney Animation and Jim Morris has also been promoted to be the new president of Pixar.

Andrew had joined Disney in 1997 and was the executive VP and general manager of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Morris had been president of Lucas Digital before becoming the general manager and executive VP of production for Pixar.

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Both men will continue to oversee business operations and productions at their companies. They will report to Ed Catmull the president of both Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

Here’s what Ed had to say about the promotions,

We’re fortunate and proud to have an abundance of strong creative leadership at Disney, and Andrew and Jim are two incredible talents that embody the perfect blend of business and artistic focus. Not only have they done so much to ensure each of their studios is operating at peak condition, they continually push their teams to new heights of creativity, storytelling and innovation.

Congratulations to both men on their new positions!

First Clip From Pixar’s “Lava” Short

September 1, 2014 • By

Pixar Lava Short Preview

Below is the first clip from Pixar’s “Lava” short. The short will play in theaters ahead of Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” movie in summer 2015.

Here’s a description that was shared along with the preview below:

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, ‘LAVA’ is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years. From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, ‘LAVA’ opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of ‘Inside Out.’

This looks too cute!