Pixar co-founder and former president of Walt Disney Animation Studios Ed Catmull has joined the board of Baobab Studios.
Catmull will join Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and PDI co-founder and Electronic Arts chief visual and technology officer Glenn Entis, on the board of directors.
In an official statement, Catmull said, “I’m honored to join the board of directors of Baobab Studios and to be part of their creative journey. Baobab is at the forefront of telling incredible stories across mediums, and I look forward to supporting the entire team as the company evolves into the preeminent animation studio of the future.”
Catmull has worked on various animated titles like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Frozen and The Incredibles 2. He began his career at Lucas Film and co-founded Pixar in 1986 along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter. Later he was named as president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studio.
Baobab Studios has nabbed nine Daytime Emmys for shorts like Baba Yaga and Crow: The Legend, was co-founded by Maureen Fan, Eric Darnell and Larry Cutler.