Vanity Fair – Despite previous reports indicating that Disney was preparing to let John Lasseter go for good, Walt Disney executives are apparently considering bringing the disgraced Pixar chief back into the fold at the company. The chief creative officer went on a six-month sabbatical starting last November after being accused of sexual misconduct and unwanted physical contact. Now that his six-month leave is coming to a close, The Wall Street Journal reports that execs have discussed bringing Lasseter back to Disney in a new position—one that slows his managerial control but allows him to “retain creative influence.”

The final day of Lasseter’s sabbatical is May 21, which is rapidly approaching. Per the W.S.J., employees have adjusted to day-to-day life without their old boss, though his absence has been noted. Prior to leaving the company, Lasseter was a towering figure at the studio: he “consulted on every movie at Pixar and Disney Animation, weighing in anywhere from every few weeks to every few months depending on how smoothly production was running, employees said,” per the W.S.J…

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