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vfx
01-26-2009, 09:50 AM
When will this end? I'm still spending on movies! :(

Imagi Animation is Out of Money and Temporarily Shutting Down? (http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/01/25/imagi-animation-is-out-of-money-and-temporarily-shutting-down/)

Imagi Animation Studios is running out of money and may be temporarily shutting down operations. The official news will supposedly hit the wire tomorrow, but employees are being told not to show up to work starting on Monday. Imagi, based out of Hong Kong, is the animation company behind 2007's TMNT as well as the upcoming Astro Boy movie and also Gatchaman.

metroeast
01-26-2009, 10:33 AM
good luck Imagi. They do great work. At the end of the day, it is still a business. If you can't do the work and make it profitable then something needs to change.

I hate to see a great studio like that go away, but it is reality

madheavy
01-26-2009, 02:12 PM
Noooooo! I own TMNT DVD. I really like the kind of movies they make. Hopefully they get some money from the Chinese government.

XminusOne
01-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Indeed sad news. I hope they get things sorted out. Good luck to all and best wishes to those affected!!! If this is official.

depleteD
01-26-2009, 04:42 PM
Wow holy smokes

SheepFactory
01-26-2009, 05:00 PM
This is terrible news, I was so looking forward to astroboy. :(


I hope everything works out for them.

Ilive
01-27-2009, 04:22 AM
I hope they keep up with all the cool projects they have in the works.

Astroboy, Gatchaman, and the giant robot one! I think they'll come out of this. They have a good market. I just think they needed to move a little faster in creation process.

DuttyFoot
01-27-2009, 04:29 AM
no,no no, say it isnt so. i was so looking forward to astro boy. when will this end.

3mm
01-27-2009, 04:50 AM
so sad news,hope to this is not true:(

i was lookingforward to Astroboy

Youal
01-27-2009, 04:50 AM
Don't worry, folks. Astro Boy is alive and well but Imagi still needs to raise funds for Gatchaman.

http://io9.com/5139671/cool-your-boot-jets-astro-boy-still-zooming?skyline=true&s=x

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