Thursday, January 10, 2008

At Nick the Lodeon

I spent a chunk of my day at Nickelodeon, where a bunch of teevee series are chugging right along:

Ni Hao Kai Lan 20 episodes

Dora (the ever-popular explora) 20 episodes

Diego 20 episodes

Avatar (now wrapping up, maybe more at a later date?)

Fairly Odd Parents (a new round of 20 episodes ...)

The Mighty B 20 episodes

Tak 26 episodes

Fanboy 26 episodes

The Penguins of Madagascar 26 episodes

The studio has more artists busily working in offices and colorful cubicles than most, but many studios just now are not exactly bursting with activity.

Disney TVA is wrapping up some series and, at the moment, not launching new ones; Cartoon Network is at a low boil as it digests management changes in Atlanta; Universal Cartoon Studios has Curious George. Period. Starz Media and Fox Animation are laying off artists due to the writers strike.

From what I've gleaned from various sources is, studios appear to be reluctant to launch a bunch of new shows when the Screen Actors Guild could be going on strike in less than six months. The various congloms don't want to be stuck with a bunch of development that they can't get recorded by actors due to a possible job action.

So ... we might have a slow patch up ahead. Just saying.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How are things going over there at the Glendale business park now that Lasseter has moved DTVA and most of the animation are there?

Has construction started on the new Animation building yet?

Steve Hulett said...

Everybody is still in the hat building (DAS).

Disney Toons? They're on Sonora, near the Glendale campus. No new building in progress, so far as I know.

zeus mccallister said...

I thought I saw them constructing somekind of building when I was over there in November? That's not the new animation building?

Anonymous said...

Nope

Floyd Norman said...

The buildings you're referring to are the new Disney Consumer Products Buildings. Toys, softlines and Publishing.

Honor Hunter said...
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Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from you Floyd. Was DCP moved over there to be closer to Lasseter?

Do you have an idea as to when the animation building will go up?

Anonymous said...

I thought I saw them constructing somekind of building when I was over there in November? That's not the new animation building?



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