Pixar co-founder to retire by year-end

Washington: Pixar and Walt Disney President Ed Catmull will retire from his current position by the end of this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Catmull will continue to serve as the adviser through July 2019 before formally retiring. Catmull who founded Pixar animation along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter gave some of the greatest hits including Frozen, Toy Story and Incredibles 2.

The 73-year-old, in a statement announcing his retirement said, “Never in my wildest imagination could I have conceived of the path or the extraordinary people I have worked with over all of these years — the twists and turns, the ups and downs, along with exhilarating passion, talent, and dedication that have led to something extraordinary, something that has an enduring impact in the world.” Catmull was named the President of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animations after Disney took over the studio for $7.4 billion in 2006.

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