Paperman Helmer John Kahrs to Direct Paramount Animation’s Shedd

John Kahrs, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind Walt Disney Pictures’ short film “Paperman,” is set to direct a mysterious animated feature from Paramount Pictures titled Shedd.

Details on Shedd are virtually nill, but it is said to be based on an original idea by Adam Goodman and will feature a script by Tripper Clancy.

Founded in 2011, Paramount Animation was born out of the success of Gore Verbinski’s Rango and the end of the studio’s contract with DreamWorks Animation. SpongeBob SquarePants 2 will be the first Paramount Animation-branded feature when it hits the big screen on February 13, 2015. Also in development is Monster Trucks, currently set for release on May 29, 2015.

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