Hi there! My name is Keith.
I'm an Interactive Design Manager for the Walt Disney Company, but all opinions/posts on this site are my own, not the Walt Disney Company's.
Oh, and that Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon in the above photo? I designed that. :D
I wish I could give names, but I’d rather not mention people without asking for their permission. The most important person whose word matters most though is John Lasseter, and I’ve only heard from others that he said they’re not canon. I never heard it directly from his mouth, and I wouldn’t quote someone on a video unless I heard it for myself.
Oh ha geez. I don’t want to call out one person like I’m picking on them, but I’ll consider making a video generalizing the idea of if sequels are canon. While they aren’t, it’s getting harder and harder to explain why they’re not because of continuing projects like the new Lion King animated series that will be acknowledging Kiara. However, I’ve heard a lot of “he-said-she-said” from others that people like Lasseter said the “cheapquels” are definitely not canon.
If I do make this video, it won’t be for a while. I need to get back into making Disney Trivia videos while I’m still trying to dish out many Japan videos (and now a couple from Walt Disney World!).