John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, voice actor, and the head of animation at Skydance Animation. He was previously the chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios, as well as the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.
- When working at Pixar and Disney, he treated his female employees badly by grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes. It gotten so bad that Pixar even called minders who were tasked with reining in his impulses.
- Despite being against Michael Eisner making direct-to-video sequels to old films during his time as Disney's CEO and later Pixar's CEO, he began milking sequels of old Pixar films in the 2010s (whose stigma started with the negative reception of Cars 2) which makes him a hypocrite to some extent due to this.
- He directed some weak films like Cars 2 as an example.
- He can't take criticism as anyone apart who trained him well (Steve Jobs and Joe Ranft) who criticized him will lose their jobs, such as Brave co-director Brenda Chapman.
- He at least apologized and tried to improve himself when working in Skydance Animation unlike Harvey Weinstein.
- He did fund Pixar and without him Pixar would be dead.
- Despite his hypocrisy, he did had a reason to call out Michael Eisner, as most direct-to-video sequels were unoriginal and just made to be cheap and for cash.
- He did save Walt Disney Animation Studios from further decline, producing more hits such as The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia and Moana.