RI Woman Who Directed Frozen Gets Disney Promotion

(Burbank, CA)  --  East Providence native Jennifer Lee is being appointed as the new chief creative officer for Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Lee is best known for writing and directing the Disney feature "Frozen," for which she earned an Academy Award.  Lee is taking over for John Lasseter, who announced earlier this month that he plans to step down at the end of the year from that position at both Disney and Pixar studios after dealing with sexual harassment allegations.


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