Members of the computer-animation unit that Disney had set up to make sequels to Pixar hits like Toy Story and Finding Nemo, heard the other shoe drop Monday when 32 employees were told that they will be laid off on May 26, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Tuesday). At the same time Disney closed down the Circle 7 CGI unit, with the remaining 136 employees redeployed to other Disney productions.The Times noted that it was unclear what would become of the multimillion-dollar facility located in Glendale, CA. As a result of Disney's acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar will itself create sequels to its original movies, although company executives have repeated stated that they would prefer making original movies rather than sequels.




21/03/2006