MUMBAI: Disney animation executive Andrew Millstein has been named Walt Disney
Animation Studios GM in the US.
effects production veteran Jim Morris will take on a parallel role as Pixar Animation
Studios GM. The announcement was made by Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
president Ed Catmull. Both executives will be responsible for guiding overall
operations of their respective studios, and will continue to oversee all aspects
of production related to animated features, short films and special animated projects.
They will report directly to Catmull.
Catmull says, "Jim and Andrew are two of
the most talented, capable, and experienced
production executives working in animation today,
and we're fortunate to have them running the
day-to-day operations of our two animation studios.
Andrew has been a key player at Disney for over
11 years and has had experience running studios
and dealing with all of the technical and creative
issues associated with that role. Jim is one
of the most respected figures in the world of
special effects and was instrumental in creating
some of ILM's greatest achievements.
recently, he did an incredible job producing
WallL-E for Pixar, and has assumed an
important role in that studio's overall operations.
As general managers, Andrew and Jim will continue
to lend their guidance and expertise to all
of our upcoming production efforts."