Saturday, March 23, 2013

Studio Walk Throughs

At Walt Disney Animation Studios, staff continues to be hired for Frozen, with a chosen few laboring on Big Hero Six, scheduled to swing into production later in the year. (It will overlap with Frozen).

I'm told a lot of departments anticipate an abundance of overtime, but as one employee put it:

"We're going to try to do six-day weeks. But we'll probably have some seven-day work schedules. Steve Goldberg has made the pipeline pretty efficient, and that helps. We learned what we need to do during Wreck-It Ralph, so we'rein good shape. ..."

At Dreamworks Animation, the studio will be shifting to 40 and 45-hour weeks. Before state law changed on January 1st, the company had a bunch of pre-paid overtime deals with employees. Those are now (mostly) inoperative, and DreamWorkers tell me everyone will be on 45-hour deals when current Personal Service Contracts lapse. This will give DreamWorks Animation a payroll week similar to Disney.

Meantime, at Bento Box, most of the story artist have returned from hiatus on Bob's Burgers, and have started work on a new season of shows. A second season of Brickleberry is underway at Bento Box's Lankershim Blvd. Studio in North Hollywood. (Bento #1 is in Burbank, California, Bento #2 is in Studio City, California and yet another outpost is in Atlanta.)


Anonymous said...

What about Ron & John's movie? Is it progressing?

Grant said...

Ron and John's new CG feature is progressing nicely.

Steve Hulett said...

There you go ...

Jeremy Darensbourg said...

And how are things going on Big Hero 6? You said once you've seen boards. Have you seen the character designs?

Steve Hulett said...

I've seen some environments, (nice looking) and a few other bits and pieces.

I try and avoid peeking, but sometimes my eyeballs get exposed to proprietary work.

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