Paramount Animation Taps ‘Paperman’s’ John Kahrs to Direct ‘Shedd’ (EXCLUSIVE)

John Kahrs to Direct Shedd
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Clancy on board to script

Paramount Pictures’ fledgling animation division has tapped Oscar winner John Kahrs to direct “Shedd.”

Tripper Clancy is writing the script, which is based on an original idea from Paramount’s Film Group president Adam Goodman, who oversees the animation division. The studio is keeping the logline under wraps.

Kahrs received the Oscar last year for the Disney animated short “Paperman.”

Paramount revved up its internal toon production operation in 2012 as it prepped for the end of its distribution pact with DreamWorks Animation, which has since signed its output deal with Fox. The division’s first title is a sequel to  Nickelodeon’s 2004 toon “SpongeBob SquarePants” with a release set for Feb. 3, 2015.

Kahrs’ credits as animator include “The Incredibles,” “Bolt,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Ratatouille.”

Clancy recently sold buddy-comedy pitch “Winter Break” to Bill Block’s QED International, and his road-trip comedy “Ambassadors” is set up at Fox with Danny Boon attached to direct.

Kahrs is repped by WME and Ken Kleinberg of Kleinberg Lange. Clancy is repped by UTA and Benderspink.

 

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  1. Liam Scanlan says:

    Judging by the title, it appears that “Shedd” will be about a cat (“Shedding” is when cats lose a few of the hairs in their fur).
    Anyway, I hope John Kahrs wins a second Oscar for this one!

  2. Hal Flanagan says:

    Disney short, not Pixar!

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