Summary Box: Disney studio chief quits after bombs

AP News

4/20/2012 6:14:51 PM - AP News

DISNEY DEPARTURE: Rich Ross quit as Disney's studio head on Friday, a move seen as taking responsibility for at least a couple of write-offs that include a $200 million loss on "John Carter."

BIG-BUDGET AVERSION: The move comes as Disney looks to trim what it spends on movies. Although Ross helped restructure and cut costs, some big-bet movies still bombed.

PIXAR POSSIBILITIES: John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, who built Pixar from a computer imaging company into an animated movie powerhouse, are possible candidates for the studio's top job. They currently oversee all Pixar and Disney animated movies.