Thursday, July 24, 2008

For Disney's Bolt, the End of the Runway's In Sight

The thing I noticed when I went through Disney Animation Studios this afternoon? The animators on Bolt look tiired.

"We've been doing lots of overtime the last five, six months, and there's another month of heavy going. The schedule says we're done in August, but man. We're going to be going hard at it right to the last shot" ...

Upstairs, I got asked what other projects are going on around town, since a number of folks were told the middle of last week that when the picture wrapped they'd be looking at a lay-off. As a staffer said:

"Leaving at the end of the picture [Bolt] was no big surprise for the production hires who came on to do the film. They knew they'd be leaving. But there were a bunch of long-timers, some of them who've been here since Dinosaur, who got told they were going. They were surprised to be getting pink-slipped" ...

More and more, the days of long-term employment are as extinct as saber-toothed tigers.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, what you're saying is:

"The animators on Bolt look tiired, fiired."

Anonymous said...

its that time again at the hat building...

Anonymous said...

out with the old...

http://www.2-popforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103812

wonder if they'll be hiring animators here...(young, fresh and cheap!)


R.

Anonymous said...

There's long-time employment at Dreamworks and Pixar though, right?

icicletales said...

Won't many of them be rehired once production ramps up on Rapunzel and King of the Elves?

Steve Hulett said...

It ebbs and flow, icietales. Ebbs and flows.

Sadly, for Disney the major flow ended in 1997.

Anonymous said...

I think they lasted a little longer thanks to Mulan and Lilo.

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