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Pixar and Disney Animation Studios are getting their own presidents.
Andrew Millstein will fill the newly created position at Disney Animation Studios, where he previously served as executive vp and general manager, guiding such hits as Frozen, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6, and ushering in a new golden age for the studio.
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Over at Pixar, Jim Morris is being promoted from executive vp and general manager to president, likewise a new position. Pixar has been on a longtime winning streak at the box office, and in addition to managing the day-to-day operations of Pixar, Morris produced WALL-E.
The promotions were announced by Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull, to whom Millstein and Morris will report. The duo will continue to oversee business operations and production at their respective studios.
“Andrew’s leadership has been a major factor in the renaissance of Walt Disney Animation, and we’re excited to see what wonderful films and technological advancements continue to emerge from that group under his leadership,” said Catmull.
Regarding Morris, Catmull added, “I’m continually impressed by Jim’s business and creative acumen. He truly understands film production inside and out, and his management of Pixar allows its culture to continually grow, explore new areas and technology, and advance new ways of storytelling.”
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