Well, that didn’t last long.
This morning’s announcement of the resignation (“for personal reasons”) of David Stainton from Paramount Pictures new animation unit has many buzzing. For one, the timing of the announcement. Paramount is sure to win the Animated Feature Oscar this week (the two Dreamworks pix and Rango were distributed by the studio). Makes no sense to disband the unit now. Or is a new, larger animation deal in the works?