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(Deadline)   Red Flags, Red Flags Everywhere, or an oral history of John Lasseter's alleged mis-steps; "He was inappropriate with the fairies"   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2017-11-30 10:16:46 PM  
Lasseter and a group of executives met in the lobby of Trump International Hotel and decided to go out for a "nightcap."

Dear lord, it's a swirling vortex of creeptasticness.
 
2017-11-30 11:46:30 PM  
Being assigned a handler so you're not inappropriate with women is pretty much the definition of failure.

You did some great stuff John, but you're a complete loser and a utter failure in the things that really matter.
 
2017-11-30 11:53:41 PM  
That kept getting worse as the article went...
 
2017-11-30 11:59:02 PM  
To Infinity and Beyond...

...the acceptable social comforts of female subordinates!
 
2017-12-01 12:01:06 AM  
Yup. This is getting bad. He needs to step down now, or Disney needs to fire him.

Either way, promote/bring back Brad Bird to Pixar Chief and Disney VP of Creative.
 
2017-12-01 12:08:01 AM  

Summoner101: To Infinity and Beyond...

...the acceptable social comforts of female subordinates!


Someone's poisoned the water hole
 
2017-12-01 12:15:33 AM  
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2017-12-01 12:33:14 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Yup. This is getting bad. He needs to step down now, or Disney needs to fire him.

Either way, promote/bring back Brad Bird to Pixar Chief and Disney VP of Creative.


Bird has never been part of management of either company, and I would guess that he'd prefer directing to being the guy that directors answer to.
 
2017-12-01 12:55:30 AM  
Dude, fairies is not the preferred nomenclature
 
2017-12-01 12:56:23 AM  
Damn.  That's not a few missteps, that's blatant behavior and everyone around you knows you are this way.
 
2017-12-01 01:00:16 AM  
There's evidence Disney may well have been aware of troubling behavior on the part of the digital animation pioneer.
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2017-12-01 01:06:56 AM  

TheManofPA: Summoner101: To Infinity and Beyond...

...the acceptable social comforts of female subordinates!

Someone's poisoned the water hole


There's a snake in my cooch!
 
2017-12-01 01:12:47 AM  
Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.
 
2017-12-01 01:17:11 AM  
"Sounds like an A-1 creeper..."

I think you meant an A-113 creeper.
 
2017-12-01 02:05:12 AM  

Naido: Dude, fairies is not the preferred nomenclature


It is if you want to direct everyone's ire toward the real perverts.
I like to call that the Spacey smokescreen.

/ copping a feel off Tinkerbell isn't nearly as bad as trying to nail one of the Lost Boys.
/perfect distraction, really
/the mere mention of Neverland is enough to make skin crawl in the Heartland
 
2017-12-01 02:59:17 AM  
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2017-12-01 04:01:08 AM  
Walt Disney died so that people couldn't hold him accountable for all the detestable shiat he did.  Lasseter isn't so lucky
 
2017-12-01 05:41:04 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Yup. This is getting bad. He needs to step down now, or Disney needs to fire him.

Either way, promote/bring back Brad Bird to Pixar Chief and Disney VP of Creative.


Never put a libertarian in charge of, well, anything.
 
2017-12-01 05:42:38 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.


Not quite, Inside Out was very good.
 
2017-12-01 06:37:29 AM  
What a farking creeper POS. He should not come back from that voluntary 6 months holiday. He should be going to jail.

His camouflage of appearing like a harmless jolly fat man with colorful shirts is now no more.
 
2017-12-01 06:43:02 AM  
The Fae don't look kindly on those shenanigans
 
2017-12-01 07:01:38 AM  

Summoner101: TheManofPA: Summoner101: To Infinity and Beyond...

...the acceptable social comforts of female subordinates!

Someone's poisoned the water hole

There's a snake in my cooch!

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2017-12-01 09:05:01 AM  
I'll be honest. I wouldn't mind being inappropriate with the Tinker Bells I've seen at Disney.

But there's a difference between thinking "Wow, she's smokin' hot" and actually getting handsy. That's actual sexual assault and decent people don't do it.

Lasseter, you may be great at telling a story, but you're a shiat human being.
 
2017-12-01 09:08:18 AM  
1) Making out with a subordinate at party
2) Wouldn't answer her door at her seaside home

I'm guessing she sugar babied herself.
 
2017-12-01 09:18:24 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Not quite, Inside Out was very good.


And Coco has gotten rave reviews.
 
2017-12-01 12:23:53 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Tyrone Slothrop: Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Not quite, Inside Out was very good.

And Coco has gotten rave reviews.


Going 2 for 8 since 2010 isn't exactly a stunning success.
 
2017-12-01 12:55:04 PM  

akula: I'll be honest. I wouldn't mind being inappropriate with the Tinker Bells I've seen at Disney.


The Preferred Code Nomenclature 4 Creepers @ DisneyParks is "Snow Stalkers" as in 'White', not 'Frozen', males & females equal out to 50/50
 
2017-12-01 01:27:59 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.


That's a bit of an overstatement, in my opinion.  In the last ten years, they've done Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and Finding Dory.  and the extremely well-reviewed Coco.  I also loved Brave, but I respect that it wasn't everyone's cup of tea.  There have been a few missteps and critical flops, but it's hard to call it a nosedive.
 
2017-12-01 01:56:52 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

That's a bit of an overstatement, in my opinion.  In the last ten years, they've done Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and Finding Dory.  and the extremely well-reviewed Coco.  I also loved Brave, but I respect that it wasn't everyone's cup of tea.  There have been a few missteps and critical flops, but it's hard to call it a nosedive.


I said nearly a decade.   The end of the line came with Toy Story 3.   Since 2010 they have made 1 good movie, maybe 2 if Coco doesn't suck and 8 pieces of garbage.    That's only a winning record if you are a Cleveland Browns fan.
 
2017-12-01 02:45:25 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.


Well Lasseter has been less hands-on (so to speak) with Pixar since he took over Disney Animation - who's quality (think Tangled, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph) has gone way up.

So it will be a big loss for animation fans.
 
2017-12-01 03:29:30 PM  

peterthx: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Well Lasseter has been less hands-on (so to speak) with Pixar since he took over Disney Animation - who's quality (think Tangled, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph) has gone way up.

So it will be a big loss for animation fans.


I will always maintain that he swapped the studio credit for Wreck it Ralph with Brave to give the Disney side a win early in his tenure over both.   That movie is excellent and feels top to bottom like Pixar while Brave was a weak, by the numbers Disney princess flick that had none of the Pixar spark.
 
2017-12-01 03:33:58 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: peterthx: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Well Lasseter has been less hands-on (so to speak) with Pixar since he took over Disney Animation - who's quality (think Tangled, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph) has gone way up.

So it will be a big loss for animation fans.

I will always maintain that he swapped the studio credit for Wreck it Ralph with Brave to give the Disney side a win early in his tenure over both. That movie is excellent and feels top to bottom like Pixar while Brave was a weak, by the numbers Disney princess flick that had none of the Pixar spark.


This seems possible.  They're both in the wheelhouse of the opposite party.  Pixar isn't in the Disney princess business historically and Disney sticks with spins on existing stories for the most part.
 
2017-12-01 05:03:57 PM  

peterthx: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Well Lasseter has been less hands-on (so to speak) with Pixar since he took over Disney Animation - who's quality (think Tangled, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph) has gone way up.
So it will be a big loss for animation fans.


Supposedly Lasseter assembled the Disney Animation honchos together the Monday after "Princess And The Frog" bombed, savaged them with an epic takedown comparing P&TF unfavorably to the post-Walt sleepwalking Disney crap, then shuttered the Dept. the next day
 
2017-12-01 05:14:57 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Mad_Radhu: Tyrone Slothrop: Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Not quite, Inside Out was very good.

And Coco has gotten rave reviews.

Going 2 for 8 since 2010 isn't exactly a stunning success.


Four of the other six (the ones not named Cars 2 or Cars 3) since 2010 have also gotten very good reviews.  Just because every movie isn't five out of five stars doesn't mean that you can't generally count on them for a solidly entertaining movie that works for kids and adults.  Again, except the Cars franchise, which seems to finally be over with.
 
2017-12-01 09:43:22 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.


Have you seen Inside out and Coco?  Not sure what you're stalking about.
 
2017-12-01 09:47:18 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Mad_Radhu: Tyrone Slothrop: Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Not quite, Inside Out was very good.

And Coco has gotten rave reviews.

Going 2 for 8 since 2010 isn't exactly a stunning success.


3 for 8 at least.  Toy Story 3 was also perfect.  Cars 3 was a throwaway sequel (although not bad for a throwaway sequel) and the Good Dinosaur was a flat out bomb.  Not sure what other movies are in those right but I can't think of any truly bad ones other than the Cars franchises and the Dinosaur flick.
 
2017-12-01 09:50:16 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

That's a bit of an overstatement, in my opinion.  In the last ten years, they've done Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and Finding Dory.  and the extremely well-reviewed Coco.  I also loved Brave, but I respect that it wasn't everyone's cup of tea.  There have been a few missteps and critical flops, but it's hard to call it a nosedive.


That's the rest I couldn't think of.  Yeah, finding g Dory was also a throwaway sequel but not bad for what it was.

I don't get the hate for Brave.  It was different for sure, but the girl was very much a bratty teenager coming of age and the visuals were unique.  Music wasn't bad either.  My daughter lived it.
 
2017-12-01 09:52:04 PM  

rga184: GavinTheAlmighty: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

That's a bit of an overstatement, in my opinion.  In the last ten years, they've done Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and Finding Dory.  and the extremely well-reviewed Coco.  I also loved Brave, but I respect that it wasn't everyone's cup of tea.  There have been a few missteps and critical flops, but it's hard to call it a nosedive.

That's the rest I couldn't think of.  Yeah, finding g Dory was also a throwaway sequel but not bad for what it was.

I don't get the hate for Brave.  It was different for sure, but the girl was very much a bratty teenager coming of age and the visuals were unique.  Music wasn't bad either.  My daughter lived it.


Brave was a pretty good movie, but it wasn't quite up the the usual Pixar standards.
It smacked of "checking off a diversity box".
 
2017-12-01 09:55:24 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: rga184: GavinTheAlmighty: Vaginosilicosis: Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

That's a bit of an overstatement, in my opinion.  In the last ten years, they've done Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and Finding Dory.  and the extremely well-reviewed Coco.  I also loved Brave, but I respect that it wasn't everyone's cup of tea.  There have been a few missteps and critical flops, but it's hard to call it a nosedive.

That's the rest I couldn't think of.  Yeah, finding g Dory was also a throwaway sequel but not bad for what it was.

I don't get the hate for Brave.  It was different for sure, but the girl was very much a bratty teenager coming of age and the visuals were unique.  Music wasn't bad either.  My daughter lived it.

Brave was a pretty good movie, but it wasn't quite up the the usual Pixar standards.
It smacked of "checking off a diversity box".


The original Fast and Furious smacked of testosterone cheesy B movie flick, but it did it well.

Braveheart smacked of heroic pure of heart warrior that dies bravely and tragically at the end, but it did it well.

I don't mind that Brave fit into a Disney Princess category.  It did very well, and I liked the flawed character and her struggle to accept her mistake and right her wrongs.  It was very capably done.  Not Oscar worthy, but my kids don't ever mind watching it again.
 
2017-12-01 10:59:06 PM  

rga184: Vaginosilicosis: Mad_Radhu: Tyrone Slothrop: Vaginosilicosis: Sounds like an A-1 creeper alright.  Pixar has been in nosedive mode for nearly a decade now so its no great loss.

Not quite, Inside Out was very good.

And Coco has gotten rave reviews.

Going 2 for 8 since 2010 isn't exactly a stunning success.

3 for 8 at least.  Toy Story 3 was also perfect.  Cars 3 was a throwaway sequel (although not bad for a throwaway sequel) and the Good Dinosaur was a flat out bomb.  Not sure what other movies are in those right but I can't think of any truly bad ones other than the Cars franchises and the Dinosaur flick.


2 for 8.   The deathslide starts after Toystory 3 which is great.   Before that point they only have maybe one weak movie (Bugs Life, not Cars).    And that 2 for 8 is if Coco lives up to the hype and proves memorable.

In this period, other than Inside Out and Coco, we have 2 Cars sequels, Monsters sequel, Nemo Sequel, Bad Dinosaur and Brave.   Brave is the strongest of those but its a fairly weak Disney princess movie, its not actually that good and certainly not a Pixar style move.     Monsters 2 and Nemo 2 don't out and out suck the way Cars 2 does but they are totally throwaway and forgettable.

Compared with their incredible run over the 15 years before its not a strong showing, I'm shocked so many people are willing to apologize for Pixar.   Remember when it was a shock that a Pixar movie could be under 90% on Rotten Tomatoes?
 
2017-12-01 11:27:26 PM  
So sad.  What a creeper.  I'm sure they will give the "it was the alcohol" excuse, but no one will buy it.   He is done at Disney.  The 6 month leave is so they can get past Oscar season with Coco. Once that has passed Lasseter is out.

I do not get the obsession of Toy Story 3.  It is OK, but not a masterpiece by any means.
 
2017-12-02 02:06:00 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Before that point they only have maybe one weak movie (Bugs Life, not Cars).


You shut your whore mouth. Bugs Life was great.
 
2017-12-02 03:54:59 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Vaginosilicosis: Before that point they only have maybe one weak movie (Bugs Life, not Cars).

You shut your whore mouth. Bugs Life was great.


I also think A Bug's Life is underrated but unless you have it on DVD, I don't think you're going to see it for awhile since it featured Kevin Spacey.  As for the other Pixar/Disney movies Lasseter was involved in, the fact his work was behind the camera might prevent them from disappearing into the same black hole where Spacey's movies are going but I'm going to bet my life on it.
 
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