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Disney Lays Off Most of Hand-Drawn Animation Division

Written by Zechs on Friday, April 12 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Disney Lays Off Most of Hand-Drawn Animation Division

EA isn't the only one announcing layoffs as the House of Mouse clears out their hand-drawn animation division.

First EA, now the House of Mouse. Though this feels more like a house cleaning, similar to what was done last week with LucasArts purge.  Former Disney Animator Tom Bancroft via Twitter has listed several names that are, as of today, not working under the iron, white gloved fist of Disney.

Amongst some of the layoffs are animators who worked on the recent Academy Award Winning animated short, Paperman. Here's some of the names listed via Bancroft:




Yup. Just when you thought Disney was done with gutting entire divisions of their company in order to maximize profits while slowly gaining ownership over every intellectual property known to man, they managed to find another entire department of human beings to destroy in the name of the almighty dollar. So why does a company that produced the third highest grossing movie of all time last year and just acquired the third highest grossing franchise of all time need to cut costs? The LA Times has a thoughtful answer, but we prefer a simpler one: because they can. We'll keep you updated as this story develops.


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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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