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Disney picks two animation filmmakers to replace John Lasseter

Walt Disney Co. has named two acclaimed animation filmmakers to lead its key Walt Disney and Pixar animation studios after the departure of top creative executive John Lasseter.

Jennifer Lee, who co-directed the blockbuster "Frozen" for Disney Animation, and Pete Docter, the writer-director behind Pixar's "Inside Out" and "Up," will become chief creative officers of their respective studios, the company said Tuesday. Their appointments are effective immediately.

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