Vinton Snags Pixar Exec

An eight-year veteran of the Pixar hit machine, Jorgen Klubien, has been named director of story for feature film at Vinton Studios. Among other things, Klubien wrote and illustrated the original concept for Pixar’s upcoming Cars. He also was story development artist on Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2 and A Bug’s Life, for which he also was co-writer. Klubien’s Vinton duties will include developing animated feature film properties, including his own original concepts as well as story ideas already in the Vinton pipeline.