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Essential California: Amid 'missteps,' John Lasseter takes a leave of absence

Essential California: Amid 'missteps,' John Lasseter takes a leave of absence

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 22, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Taking a leave of absence

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is taking a six-month leave of absence, citing unspecified “missteps,” a stunning reversal of fortune for a figure so influential in Hollywood he has often been compared to Walt Disney. Lasseter, the pioneering executive...

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