Thursday, January 07, 2016

At the Hat

Visited Walt Disney Animation Studios' Riverside Drive facility this afternoon. ...

There are very few animation artists there just now. The Moana crew, now that it's plunging into full production, has just moved to WDAS's Tujunga Boulevard studio in North Hollywood (you know, the big building at the end of Bob Hope Airport's main runway?)

The Hat has had its interior spaces rebuilt in stages. The top two floors are now done, and the first floor and basement are currently under reconstruction. The completed interior looks great. It's light, airy, and modern; when the company has the unveiling of the "new" studio, people will be impressed.

And the artists are going to be delighted to be back under one roof ... that isn't at the end of an airport runway.

6 comments:

ronhamel said...

Did you mean Moana?

Floyd Norman said...

I'm guessing Steve meant "Moana" since we wrapped "Mulan" back in the nineties.

Steve Hulett said...

I've been away from the computer all day. But yeah, yeah. "Moana."

Jeremy Darensbourg said...

See/Hear anything new about Gigantic?

Grant said...

Any word on whether they've changed or added more directors to Moana? Also, are they changing the title so as not to sound like a porn film? What a terrible title.

Steve Hulett said...

"Gigantic" is still in work but "Moana" is the picture in full-bore production.

I have no information about different directors on "Moana", and if Diz Co. hadn't put out any word on it, I wouldn't originate anything on this blog.

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