Briefly: If you were hoping that you might eventually see a Disney animated feature from Paperman short director John Kahrs, it won’t happen any time soon. The filmmaker has moved on from Disney, as revealed by the “unofficial” Disney Animation Twitter account.
Goodbye @john_kahrs. Thank you for all you brought to our studio. The best of luck to you, sir.
— Disney Animators (@DisneyAnimators) August 31, 2013
This seems like a situation driven by Kahrs, but we don’t know the reason for his departure. Hopefully it was a better situation than the changes at Pixar which led to Bob Peterson being pushed off The Good Dinosaur. We also don’t have any info on what Kahrs is up to next, but we’ll report on it when info becomes available. Having an Oscar-winning short on his reel should make getting the next job easier, however. [Cartoon Brew]