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.
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!