As a result of Disney’s acquiring Pixar, David Stainton is leaving Walt Disney Feature Animation, an e-mail notice sent to the studio’s employees reveals. In his notification, the former president of the animation division is quick to point out that Disney’s buying Pixar “is not about a lack of confidence by Bob [Iger] and Dick [Cook] in what we are doing.” Likewise, Stainton mentions that his departure from Disney animation will be executed quickly, acknowleding that Ed Catmull and John Lasseter are ready to begin their new roles at Disney. The e-mail in its entirety may be read at CGHAR.