– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The past several months have been a whirlwind for the show business, with many big names being accused of sexual misconduct. One of the many influential presences in the business was that of John Lasseter, who is (was?) the head of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios.

The executive, well-known for his work on films like Toy Story and Cars, was accused of “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes,” and creating an all-around hostile work environment.

On the heels of these allegations, Lasseter went on what was called a “six-month sabbatical,” with many thinking that was the cover story for him getting canned. Now, we have a bit of an update.

According to THR, on Thursday of this week, Disney Animation Studios will gather for what they’re calling a “Day of Listening.” There, some HR reps will facilitate a discussion of workplace concerns. But, according to one source close, they believe that the real reason behind this “day of listening” is to see if anyone would accept Lasseter back, and they think that him coming back is a stretch — especially with a brand like Disney.

We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds, but things over at Disney Animation and Pixar are sure to change very soon.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.