It seems that Tangled director Nathan Greno is jumping ship from Disney to join Skydance Media as they enter the animated feature landscape. You may remember that Greno was also set to direct Gigantic for Disney, but that project was shelved last year. Now Deadline reports that Greno has signed a multi-year deal with Skydance and will helm their feature Powerless. He will also help consult on other projects for the company.
In a statement, Bill Damaschke of Skydance said, “We are so honored Nathan Greno decided to join the Skydance family and share his impressive talents with our new and growing animation studio. Nathan is well established in the animation community and we are fortunate to be able to add this prolific filmmaker to our team of talented storytellers.” Meanwhile, Greno said, “I’m ecstatic to be joining the burgeoning team of Skydance Media’s Animation studio. From my first meeting with David, Dana, and Bill, I knew Skydance was the creative home I’d been searching for. I feel very much in step with David’s vision of what an animation studio should be.”