Disney is officially done with 2D hand drawn animation for feature films
Disney announced that it’s shutting down any remaining 2D hand drawn feature animation facilities left and will only be committing to 3D rendered and animated films from now on.
This makes me very sad.
I’m going to take off my Warner Bros. hat for a moment to point out that Disney didn’t actually “announce” anything about shutting down their 2D department, and that the guy who made this article is using a misleading title to get hits on his website.
Bob Iger simply stated in an offhand comment that, to his knowledge, they are not currently producing any 2D animated films, nor do they have any planned…at the moment. This does not mean that they never will, it just means right now nothing is in the works. The right project has to come along. So don’t start being all sad yet.