Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Riding the Studio Circuit

At the Walt Disney Animation Studio, I had occasion to talk to a number of different animators who are hard at work on Wreck-It Ralph (The "Roger Rabbit" for video gamers?) ...

They are hard at work on the last three weeks of animation for the feature (obviously there is lighting and other fine things still to come. We're talking animation.) A number of them will be laid off from Diz in the middle of August.

Yesterday at Nick, I found SpongeBob Squarepants crew busily working on newer episodes and preparing to work on a new long-form SB, production of which is slated to start in the next month.

7 comments:

zoograyson said...

That's really unfortunate about the layoffs. Are they coming back for Frozen? Also any update on what's at stake for the 2d guys?

Steve Hulett said...

The 2d guys are still working on various things. Talked to several yesterday. Nobody was down in the dumps. Nobody was worried about imminent layoffs.

That's a good thing.

zoograyson said...

That's great news Steve. Are a lot going to go into CG for Snow Queen? I know some are trying to make the transition.

Steve Hulett said...

Some are now doing cg animation for "Wreck-It Ralph." Don't know about "Frozen/Snow Queen." Not a lot of animation being done on it yet, so far as I know.

zoograyson said...

Good. Do you know who's on Ralph at the moment?

Steve Hulett said...

Do you know who's on Ralph at the moment?

Know at least one of them.

Thanks for asking.

swellnomore said...

Any chance that Big Hero 6 will be hand drawn?

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