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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.

Pixar Animation Studios

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!

Disney’s Legal Battle With Deadmau5

September 3, 2014 • By

Mickey Mouse Ears

Uh oh. The Walt Disney Company is in a legal battle with DJ Deadmau5 over the use of his famous mouse helmet. Deadmau5 is trying to trademark the helmet in the US and Disney has filed documents stating that the helmet is too similar to the Mickey Mouse ears logo.

Deadmau5

Deadmau5 has trademarked the helmet in a large number of other countries over the last 10 years, and he’s ready to fight back with Disney about his US trademark.

Deadmau5 posted to Twitter:

Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That’s how stupid they think you are.

Yikes!

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