What's simpler (and nicer) about going to DWA's Glendale campus these days is, most of the artists and TDs are tucked into the ginormous Lakeside building, so I just have to go in through the double doors and hope I don't get hopelessly lost in the hallways and dark, cavernous rooms where cubicled animators, layout artists and tech directors go about their work ....
Megamind is pretty much done, most of it completed at PDI in northern California, some of it done in Glendale. Kung Fu Panda is the feature that is chugging full-bore at the moment, and two supervisors told me:
"We've got a lot of projects going on. We're interviewing three Disney artists this afternoon who just got laid off from Walt Disney Animation Studios. ..."
"Disney's loss, our gain ..."
I told one supe that I run across a lot of old Disney employees everytime I wander through the building. But then, Jeffrey Katzenberg is an old Disney employee himself, so maybe it all fits together.
Tomorrow I go back to DWA for a 401(k) enrollment meeting. It's happening in a commissary dining room at one o'clock PDT, for any DreamWorkers who are interested.