David Stainton, president of Paramount Animation, resigned on Wednesday for personal reasons.
Stainton joined the fledgling animation unit in October after 17 years at Disney, where once served as president of its feature animation division.
“We are grateful for the time David spent at the studio and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Motion Picture Group said in a statement.
Goodman will directly oversee the animation development team moving forward.
Paramount formed its animation unit last year after the success of “Rango,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Johnny Depp. It also helped finance and distribute "The Adventures of Tintin."
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