Anyone would think John Kahrs was crazy for leaving Disney after his Paperman short won the Oscar, thus abandoning a promising career. Kahrs offers us curious fans a statement about why he left the Mouse House: “I will miss working with them, and feel lucky to have played a part in the revitalization of the studio. They have an abundance of projects; an incredible development slate, but I’ve decided to develop my own projects and pursue directing elsewhere. It was very amicable — they were very gracious about that — and I believe we all left the door open,” he said via Cartoon Brew. Disney wishes the director the best of luck.