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Commentary: John Lasseter's new gig sends a problematic message to Hollywood post-#MeToo

It is so reassuring to discover that David Ellison's recent decision to hire former Pixar chief, Disney executive and billionaire frat house-atmosphere generator John Lasseter to head his company, Skydance Animation, was not one he made lightly.

We know this is so because Ellison said it, right in the middle of the memo he issued explaining his decision - "Let me be clear: we have not entered into this decision lightly." He said it in ital. So obviously he means it.

Even so, the protests began almost immediately, for obvious reasons: There are not enough "Toy Story" films in the world to outweigh the damage of behavior like that ascribed to

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