Journalist Richard Rushfield, who publishes the leisure business publication The Ankler reported the remainder of story in today’s edition of his publication:
According to an Ankler Friend on the within, when the Lasseter information broke final November, a lot of the album and the artwork round it had already been accomplished. But as increasingly more got here out, some individuals concerned within the undertaking started to really feel uneasy concerning the notion that the chief with such unsavory tales now circulating about him ought to be fronting a youngsters’s storybook and document.
People concerned within the challenge created new artwork that eliminated his face from the package deal. When higher-ups discovered about that the overhaul, fireworks broke out between the senior Lasseter loyalists on the prime and people engaged on the album challenge.
Despite the interior tug-of-war at Disney, it seems from each the Amazon itemizing and the official Disney publishing website that the unique artwork that includes Lasseter’s likeness — and a nametag with the identify “John” – has been restored. If the e-book does make it to bookstores, it’s destined to be a collector’s merchandise for all of the improper causes, so pre-order your copy today. It’s at present ranked because the #1 New Release in Amazon’s Nursery Rhymes part.