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Paperman Director Lands At Paramount

The Oscar-winning director of Disney’s  Paperman– John Kahrs- has turned up across the street at Paramount for his next project. Kahrs’ Oscar last year for the Disney animated short was the studios first win in that division in the  since 1969’s It’s Tough To Be A Bird. His new project will be Shedd, a feature…

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Cartoon of the Day: Rango


Released two years ago today, and last year’s winner of the Academy Award for best feature animated film, the cartoon oif the day is Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp- wow, that sounds like a couple of pirate films we know- this stylish western was on the tops of many lists last year. Let us know what you thought of this one.

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LA film critics give kudos to Verbinski’s “Rango”

RangoEchoing its Washington-area counterpart, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has given Gore Verbinski’s Rangoits award for Best Animation.

The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg, was named runner-up in the category for the 37th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

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Stainton hired to head Paramount’s animation unit

David Stainton

Paramount Pictures announced Monday that it has appointed veteran animation executive David Stainton as president of its new in-house animation division.

Stainton joins Paramount after a 17-year run at Disney, where he served as President of Walt Disney Feature Animation. During his studio tenure, he oversaw several dozen releases across various platforms that brought in $3.5 billion in worldwide revenue. He spearheaded Disney’s transition from its hand-drawn roots to fully digital animation production, led the successful Disney Video Premieres division, and oversaw the studio’s 150-person animation facility in Paris. More recently, Stainton served as CEO of family entertainment producer Henry’s World Media, which he founded in 2007.

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