Disney names Jennifer lee Walt Disney Animation Studios CCO
Disney announced that Jennifer Lee has been named Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Pete Docter has been named Chief Creative Officer, Pixar Animation Studios. They will have responsibility for the creative oversight of all films and associated projects of their respective studios, reporting directly to Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. "Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are two of the most gifted filmmakers and storytellers I've ever had the pleasure to work with," said Horn. "Pete, the genius creative force behind Up, Inside Out, and Monsters, Inc., has been an integral part of Pixar almost since the beginning and is a huge part of its industry-leading success. Jenn, in bringing her bold vision to the boundary-breaking Frozen, has helped infuse Disney Animation with a new and exciting perspective. Each of them embodies the unique spirit, culture, and values of these renowned animation studios, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have them to lead us into the future." Jennifer Lee joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2011 as co-writer of "Wreck-It Ralph" and wrote 2013's "Frozen." Pixar veteran Pete Docter is the director and writer of Pixar films "Up," "Inside Out," and "Monsters, Inc."