The Disney Animators “officially unofficial” Twitter account tweeted Friday that John Kahrs, director of the 2012 short Paperman, has left Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Before his stay at Disney, Kahrs also contributed his talents to Pixar Animation Studios. It was there that he worked on films such as A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. Paperman was screened in theaters before Wreck-It-Ralph, and can be seen on the DVD/Blu-Ray of the same film. Paperman went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in February.
As a parting gift, Kahrs was given a paper sculpture of Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat with paper airplanes spiraling around it — every individual paper airplane was signed by a Disney Animator.
Wherever life may lead him next, we wish John Kahrs, a man of extraordinary talent, the greatest success.
via A113 Animation