Pete Docter was just named the new Chief Creative Officer for Pixar Animation, which is exciting and surprising, as he is a devout follower of Christ. Docter will replace the previous CCO, who left the company after facing multiple misconduct allegations.
Docter began his career writing and animating with Pixar 28 years ago, with the hit movie, “Toy Story.” He went on to write and direct the movies “Monsters, Inc.,” “Inside Out” and “Up.”
“I am excited and humbled to be asked to take on this role,” Docter stated. “It is not something I take lightly; making films at Pixar has been my chronic obsession since I started here 28 years ago.”
“I am fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented people on the planet, and together we will keep pushing animation in new directions, using the latest technology to tell stories we hope will surprise and delight audiences around the world,” he added.
Last fall, Pixar’s former CCO, John Lasseter, announced that he would be taking a six-month sabbatical due to unspecified misconduct allegations that arose. In a statement sent to staff, Lasseter detailed that he was leaving after having “painful” conversations and unspecified “missteps.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the allegations against Lasseter came from female colleagues and coworkers and spanned several years.
Docter is one of the few outspoken Christian’s in Hollywood. He has never shied away from talking about his faith and has detailed how it intersects with his work.
(H/T: Christian Post)