“Coco” and “Toy Story 3” helmer Lee Unkrich is leaving Pixar Animation Studios after 25 years at the company, beginning with serving as editor on the first “Toy Story” along with co-directing “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Finding Nemo”.
On Friday, the filmmaker informed Pixar employees of his decision says: “I’m not leaving to make films at another studio; instead, I look forward to spending much-needed time with my family and pursuing interests that have long been back-burnerer.”
Sources say the departure is amicable and he is said not to have started on any new projects. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says in a statement: “Lee has left an indelible mark on the world of film, and we are so grateful for the passion and talent he has brought to each movie he has worked on. He’ll always be part of the Disney-Pixar family, and we will miss him.”
Source: Heat Vision