Paramount Pictures Feature Films Theatrical Cartoon
In 2011, Paramount saw great success with their distribution of the Academy Award-winning film Rango. With their distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation, Paramount announced the formation of a new division, devoted to the creation of animated productions. This would be the first full-time animation division at Paramount since Paramount Cartoon Studios closed in 1968. David Stainton, former president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, was named the first president of Paramount Animation, but he resigned after only four months on the job. Stainton was replaced by Adam Goodman, who began his tenure by focusing on adapting movie versions of popular Nickelodeon TV programming.