Sixteen-year Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as creative director.

DiSalvo recently served as head of animation on Frozen and started out at the Walt Disney Company as a character animator.

Prior to Frozen he was supervising animator on Tangled and Bold. His credits include animating Meet The Robinsons and Chicken Little.

The announcement came from Adam Goodman, President of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees Animation for the studio.

DiSalvo will report to Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman, who oversees animation of the studio.

“From its inception, we have aspired to work with the industry’s greatest artists and storytellers, and Lino’s addition to our little animation family is thrilling given his incredible talent,” said Goodman.

Paramount Animation is in production on the original feature Monster Trucks, a live-action and CGI animation hybrid directed by Chris Wedge and set for release in May 2015.

Next up for the division is The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water from directors Paul Tibbitt and Mike Mitchell that will open in February 2015.