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Viacom Says Stainton Resigns as Paramount Animation’s President

February 22, 2012

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Viacom Inc. said David Stainton resigned as president of its Paramount Animation unit, after taking the job in October.

Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Motion Picture Group, will assume oversight of the animation development team, Viacom said today in a statement. Stainton’s departure is for personal reasons, the New York-based company said, without elaborating.

Paramount began the unit Stainton headed after last year’s release of “Rango” in an attempt to compete with more established animation studios including Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

Stainton worked at Disney for 17 years, departing as president of feature animation in early 2006.

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