Monday, October 10, 2011

Stainton to Paramount

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.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

That's a GOOD one. What an idiot he is. Jeff K. must be shaking in his boots!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh.

My.

God.

Anonymous said...

First a flop like rango, now this! Paramount ain't so smart.

Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought Paramount wanted to use their animation unit to succeed?

Tom said...

To quote the latest cliche, "Wow... just... wow."

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed at how other studios hire these "executives" that they think were the reason studios were successful. Gee, I always thought it was the story folks, the directors and the animators.
The smart executives - a rare breed - hires smart people like the story folks, the directors and the animators, then gets out of the way.
I looked up smart executive and did not see the name of David Stainton, nor Max Howard, Sandy Rabins or a few others.

Anonymous said...

Satan had already signed with another company, so he wasn't available. David Stainton was Paramount's second choice.

Why do companies Continue to hire worthless douchebags like this? When they already have a track record of Shit?

Anonymous said...

At least it's not the likes of frank gladstone or max howard. Now THEY were really awful.

Ed Gombert said...

Crash and burn! Game over! Call 911!

el diablo said...

He trully does have a pact with the devil.

d.

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when the moneymen in a studio get to pick the person to run it. That's how we got Bob Iger at Disney. Who's a fool. And who will soon be gone, thank god - but not soon enough.

"Avatarland" - *hurl*

Anonymous said...

According to Adam Goodman- "David’s accomplishments speak for themselves”

They sure as hell do. So why isn't he living in a gutter somewhere in Hollywood?

Anonymous said...

I think Avatar-Land sounds awesome.

*shrug*

I like Star Wars and Indiana Jones at Disneyland, why not Avatar at Disney World?

I still dont like Iger though

Anonymous said...

Okay, who's the fanboi who in every thread (even one about Paramount animation!!?!?!) brings up that Iger must leave Disney because of Avatar in the theme parks?!?

WTF?!

Okay, dipshit, we get it. You don't fucking like Avatar. What the FUCK does that have to do with David Stainton....?

We've heard your opinion over and over and over and over. Got it.

Now run along to your My Little Pony fansite, you raging fanboi.

Anonymous said...

^Well, you heard it again. Sorry it provoked you into a tantrum (well, not really, it was pretty entertaining, actually). :D

Stainton and Iger have some things in common. They're both badly qualified for their positions. They make stupid decisions. They waste company money on stupid projects.

Deal.

Anonymous said...

Ah, got it.

The Avatar in Disneyworld Iger rant is relevant to Stainton because they're both STUPID.

Thanks for pointing that out, fanboi.


Isn't there somewhere else you can post your stupid fanboi crap?

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