NO MORE 2D DISNEY FILMS? CUTS IN THE ANIMATION 2D TEAM
It appears Disney has revealed that they have no intentions of making more hand-drawn or 2D animated feature films at the moment. Not from them, or any of their associated companies, as Disney’s chief executive Bob Iger declared at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting.
The hand-drawn animation is being done mostly for television right now, and even though they are not ruling out the possibility of a film with this technique in the future, at the moment there are none.
The intention of making a comeback with the traditional hand-drawn 2D films like The Princess and the Frog or Winnie the Pooh was not rewarded as they weren’t such a hit at the box office as they hoped, specially comparing them to CGI movies like Bolt or Tangled.
To add to this
(outrageousness)sadness, there have been cuts at the studios in the 2D animators crew, and as animator Tom Bancroft reported in his twitter account, remarkable names such as Ruben Aquino (Ursula-The Little Mermaid, Adult Simba-The Lion King), Nik Ranieri (Lumiere-Beauty and the Beast, Hades-Hercules), Alex Kupershmidt (Stitch-Lilo&Stitch, Koda-Brother Bear) and Russ Edmonds (Cody-The Rescuers Down Under, Kala-Tarzan).
Personally, I prefer hand-drawn animation as I feel it has much more of a wow factor. I guess kids today might prefer CGI for some reason, but hand-drawn animation is not only a tradition, but a treasure, and I do hope they get to do more 2D films soon, to me, this technique is transcendental. And losing these geniuses that brought so much to us AND to the studios, is with no doubt, one of the
Source: Digital Spy
pocahontas and mulan look so badass!!!
This is the best thing I’ve ever seen.
Mulan is my favorite out of all of them.
but pascal tho