Paramount Pictures has hired Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Kahrs to direct their upcoming animated mystery Shedd.

Plot details are being held under wraps, but the film is based on an original idea by Paramount's Film Group president Adam Goodman. John Kahrs will be directing from a script by Tripper Clancy. The director previously helmed Disney's Paperman, which won him an Oscar.

Paramount has been expanding their internal animated division after its distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation came to an end. Their first project will be the Nickelodeon sequel The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 2. That film will hit theaters February 3rd 2015.

John Kahrs previously worked as an animator on Disney's The Incredibles, Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and Ratatouille. No production schedule has been released.