Briefly: The Hollywood Reporter has named their Innovator of the Year, and guess who it is! John Lasseter! He definitely deserves this title, having turned around Walt Disney Pictures and the Disney Parks which were slowly declining in quality. As put by The Hollywood Reporter: "Lasseter has become not only the most prominent successor to the Nine Old Men, but arguably the most important figure in animation since [Walt] Disney himself."
The article also notes his key role in the development of the upcoming Disney movie, BOLT!, and in the recently released Pixar movie, WALL-E.
Good job, Mr. Lasseter! You certainly are the Innovator of the Year!