Estonian animation filmmaker Priit Pärn will continue to teach at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), the school announced on Monday of this week.
As you may recall, the acclaimed filmmaker was booted from the school last month, which caused an uproar throughout the international community, and especially angered his students, both former and present. Cartoon Brew detailed the complicated backstory that led to his dismissal in an extensive report by Chris Robinson earlier this month.
Calmer heads have prevailed, however, and both sides came together to reach an agreement that would allow the 69-year-old Pärn and his wife, Olga, to continue teaching at EKA, whose animation department Pärn established in 2006. Additionally, one of Pärn’s former students, Helen Unt, will become the school’s new head of animation department.