Rich Moore, the Oscar-winning animation director whose credits include Zootopia and Wreck It Ralph, is leaving the Disney fold and will join Sony Pictures Animation to develop, produce and direct original animated features.
Moore will also be available to act in an advisory capacity with ongoing feature film and series-based projects at the studio.
Moore directed Oscar-winner Zootopia (pictured) with Byron Howard and made his directorial debut with Disney Animation on the 2012 Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph. He most recently directed the 2018 Oscar-nominated follow-up, Ralph Breaks The Internet with Phil Johnston.
Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson said,