EXCLUSIVE: Disney has made Rob Marshall the top choice to direct The Little Mermaid, the live action adaptation of the animated classic musical that will have new songs by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, sources said.
The 21-minute Frozen short that precedes the new Disney/Pixar film Coco has left US audiences both baffled and enraged, with claims that the overlong musical short film has caused audience confusion and demands for refunds.
John Lasseter is one of the most powerful figures in animation—nothing short of a living legend. With the 60-year-old taking a leave under the cloud of admitted “missteps,” past and present employees of the company are telling their stories.
For more than 20 years, young women at Pixar Animation Studios have been warned about the behavior of John Lasseter, who just disclosed that he is taking a leave due to inappropriate conduct with women.