Here's some news:
... Paramount Pictures has tapped veteran animation executive David Stainton to head its fledgling animation unit.
Stainton spent 17 years at Walt Disney Co., where he most recently served as president of feature animation until early 2006 ...
David Stainton worked in development at Disney Feature, then moved to the Mouse's animation unit in Paris, France, and lastly to Disney Toons and Disney Feature Animation.
Chicken Little was produced on his watch, and made a goodly amount of money. Shortly thereafter, Disney purchased Pixar and Mr. Stainton stepped aside for John Lasseter and Ed Catmull.
We wish him well in his new job with Paramount.