2D animation's last days at Disney

David Koenig's written a sad and sharp account of the last days of the 2D animation department at Disney.

Eisner has expressed interest in reanimating Disney's classic 2-D features in 3-D.

A computerized Pinocchio, anyone? (In fact, much of the 3-D character animation for Walt Disney World's upcoming Mickey's PhilharMagic was so bad—in particular Ariel from The Little Mermaid—it had to be reanimated by 2-D animators, then transferred into the computer.)
The tens of millions of dollars lost on Treasure Planet are fresh on Disney's mind—and executives are bracing for the worst with next spring's Home on the Range.



(Thanks, Greg!)