View Full Version : Ex-Disney Artists Open New Cartoon Studio

01 January 2004, 09:52 PM
I don't know if anyone saw this yet...

"A number of animators fired by Disney when it closed its Florida animation studios last year have formed their own company, Legacy Animation Studios, and announced Thursday that they plan to set up shop in Winter Garden, Florida later this month. "We believe that traditionally animated films are still a viable form of entertainment," Legacy's directing manager, Eddie Pittman, said in a statement. "Our goal is to create quality animated films with compelling stories and strong characters and to continue Walt Disney's legacy of hand drawn animation."

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01 January 2004, 10:00 PM
I'm still pissed about the whole Micheal Eisner deal. I pray that this studio will survive... Pray

01 January 2004, 10:08 PM
I just posted your find in the news forum. Seemed like the appropraite place. Hope ya don't mind!


01 January 2004, 10:33 PM
No problem, please feel free to move it to the appropriate forum.

01 January 2004, 10:58 PM

here's hoping

01 January 2004, 11:01 PM
Hurray and good for them. I wish them all the best of luck and hope they do something that Disney found very difficult to do. Find good, ORIGINAL stories to work with!

01 January 2004, 01:39 AM
I wish these guys the best, too. That's great. Orlando is beautiful.

After having contacted 34 companies around the world regarding bids for traditional animated work, it seems to me an American company can compete (but only if it uses digital 2D animation software that, like 3D software, interpolates lines and automates a lot of the mundane processes.

Of course, you would still need quite a few folks to pull of a feature, but assuming they were all proficient at such software, they could probably do it competively.

Plus, with security protocols being thrown up for travel, they might have more people here wanting to stay in the US.

01 January 2004, 02:06 AM
Kind of sad seeing their site under profile. All those Disney movies! You would usually never see that kind of experience at a studio.

Most studios with that kind of experience would do there best to keep them. Great for them though. Hope they do well.

01 January 2004, 03:55 AM

" Legacy Animation Studios, a new animation production studio in Orlando, Florida, opens its doors in Winter Garden, Florida, close to Orlando later this month. The studio will offer a full-range of traditional hand drawn (or 2D) animation services for film, television and commercials. Legacy was established by a group of animators and artists formerly employed by Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida. Legacy will also be dedicated to developing original properties for television and film. In time the studio hopes to produce its first feature film project. "

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01 January 2004, 04:41 AM
God bless those guys...
Heres hoping for the best of luck and success for them.

01 January 2004, 09:22 AM
I wish them luck as well but personally I feel that handdrawn 2D is a dead format. Which is why Disney had to close the studio down in the first place. If it hadn't been for Pixar Disney would have died a lot sooner.


01 January 2004, 10:07 AM
bon chance mes ami!

:beer: :thumbsup:

01 January 2004, 05:08 PM
bonne chance mes amis !

01 January 2004, 05:26 PM
Clasky-Csupo survives a ton off sponge bob (just to name one) :p

01 January 2004, 05:51 PM
they`ll do fine, disney was just running out of good stories to tell, it has nothing to do with 2d, 3d or live action film.

they simply didnt have anymore stories to tell, why blame the mode of delivery ie; 2d, 3d, live action.

01 January 2004, 06:22 PM
Good luck to these guys!

break the rules.

01 January 2004, 03:56 AM
Originally posted by agentJ
Clasky-Csupo survives a ton off sponge bob (just to name one) :p

They don't do Spongebob.

And what's more:

"From The Rumor Mill... Klasky Csupo, America's favorite animation studio run by Communists (I'm kidding folks), is apparently not doing so well nowadays. Rumor has it that their staff has dwindled to around 30 people, and that they're moving from their fancy digs on Sunset Blvd back into their old studio on Highland and Fountain. The Sunset building, which they had opened only a few short years ago, will be leased out to other businesses. Outside of the RUGRATS spin-off ALL GROWN UP and THE IMMIGRANTS (mentioned in yesterday's news), my source tells me that there's not much happening there in terms of production. Perhaps the biggest indicator of how bad things have gotten at Klasky Csupo is that director/designer mainstay Igor Kovalyov is leaving the studio this month. He had been with Klasky since he emigrated from Russia in the early-'90s."

Source: Animation Blast

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