Pete Docter currently creative director of Pixar Animation Studios after John Lasseter official departure, offered a statement on Unkrich's exit and said:
"Lee arrived at Pixar as we were To make Toy Story and he has had a profound impact on all Pixar movies since, he literally taught us rookie filmmakers about staging, composing and cutting, his artistic and craftsmanship as editor and co-director became a major cause to the high quality of our film creation. And as Lee continued to lead, his ability to find the deep sense of humor and emotion made him create some of the strongest movies we've made. He will be greatly missed ̵1; but we are very grateful. for his tireless commitment to quality and his ability to touch the hearts of the audience around the world. "
Unkrich left a great legacy behind Pixar and with an Oscar winner for Coco He leaves the company on a high note. It seems that the guy just wants to enjoy life right now! He has made some great movies, and we want him the best!