Paramount Fires ‘Amusement Park’ Director, Citing ‘Unwanted Conduct’

Studio says it received reports of “inappropriate and unwanted conduct” by director and former Pixar animator Dylan Brown

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Paramount announced on Tuesday that it has fired Dylan Brown, former Pixar animator and director of the studio’s upcoming animated film “Amusement Park,” after receiving claims of “inappropriate and unwanted conduct,” though specifics on Brown’s alleged behavior were not divulged.

“We are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace that is free of harassment or inappropriate conduct, so we take allegations of misconduct and impropriety very seriously,” Paramount said in a statement. ‘We received allegations of inappropriate and unwanted conduct by Dylan Brown in the workplace and we conducted a thorough investigation, and he is no longer employed by the company.”

Currently in production and set for release in March 2019, “Amusement Park” follows an upbeat girl who discovers a magical amusement park in the middle of the woods. The film’s cast includes Matthew Broderick, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, John Oliver and Jeffrey Tambor. The project would have been Brown’s directorial debut after working as an animator on Pixar films like “Monsters Inc.” and “Ratatouille.”

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