Amid Amidi and Cartoon Brew broke the story:
Last weekend at the CTN Animation Expo, Lauren Faust revealed publicly that she was no longer working at Sony Pictures Animation on the feature film project Medusa.
“I very much enjoyed my time at Sony Pictures Animation and was extremely excited about the progress our amazing team was making on Medusa,” Faust told Cartoon Brew today. “But, as it happens at so many studios with so many projects, we ultimately ran into creative differences on the direction of the project. I do not know if Medusa has been shelved, but I am no longer working on it or at Sony.”
According to internal sources at Sony familiar with the project, Medusa is still in active development, and the original producer, Michelle Raimo Kouyate, is still attached to the project. “[SPA} president Kristine Belson is championing the project and currently looking to bring in a new director,” sources tell Cartoon Brew.
This isn’t the first time a big name has left Sony Pictures Animation while in the middle of production for a high-profile project, as Genndy Tartakovsky has previously dropped out of the Popeye CG film due to other commitments.
The rest of the story is here.