Walt Disney Animation Studios Lays Off Most of Hand Drawn Team
It seems that Walt Disney Animation Studios was really serious when they announced that there will be no more hand drawn animated features, as nine animators from the hand drawn team were let go a few days ago. What makes this news even more sad is that the people let go were some of the most veteran animators on the team.
Following that little bit of news about LucasArts being closed, it seems like the House of Mouse is currently undergoing a little bit of a restructuring. With the Animation Guild reporting that there may be more layoffs in the coming days, coupled with Dreamworks’ prior layoffs and the numerous bankruptcies with VFX studios this year, it’s starting to look like the animation industry in the west is not the best market to be employed in right now, and we hope the people affected will be able to bounce back and find new employment opportunities swiftly.