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OT: Artists being kicked out of Disney-MGM

Discussion in 'Archive' started by GrizzlyHall, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. GrizzlyHall

    GrizzlyHall Member

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    "I am a cast member at the Magic of Disney Animation, and I feel the need to inform our guests about some very unethical decisions that have been made clear in the past couple of days. For those of you who miss seeing actual animators ever since the studio has closed, but still enjoy being able to draw at the Animation Academy, you should know that as of February 1, 2005 there will be NO trained Disney Artists at The Magic of Disney Animation.

    Guests will be taught by an untrained cast member who will be tracing from a template. You may just as well ask the person at the front of the room for a piece of paper and go trace it yourself." - Magic of Disney Animation artist

    For more information, http://www.d-troops.com/articles.php?id=150 here is the entire article.

    Also, www.SaveDisney.com has a brand new animation article up. It's a must read.
     
  2. Gurgitoy2

    Gurgitoy2 Active Member

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    Great, so now we've got fake artists to add to the fake tram tour. Geez what a dumb idea! But, I guess since they closed down the Animation department, what point is there in keeping a couple animators down there just to draw for guests. They should have just gotten rid of that part of the show.

    Now I'm curious as to what they do at the one in DCA, since that's not a working studio either. It is closer to Burbank, where they could get an animator to work the desk, but I doubt they even bothered with that. So, maybe DCA's is fake too?
     
  3. X-S Tech

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    Yeah DCA's always been fake. Too bad cause so far the artists they've hired are perfectly capable of drawing. But they aren't given that freedom.
     
  4. X-S Tech

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    And no animator would touch that job with a ten foot Toon pole. As a rule, animators don't like doing what they do in public, much less with nothing between them and the guests. At least FL had the windows.
     
  5. GrizzlyHall

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    Their last day may be this week. It would be a true tragedy for MGM/WDW.

    HOWEVER, the artists have asked me to spread the word: contact Disney! Even the VP of MGM-Studios encouraged guests to call and write in.

    This means a lot to them, and even the ex-animators who helped trained them.

    Here is contact information (calls and email is VERY easy and takes little time. . . see original link for contact information):

    Jim MacPhee
    The Disney-MGM Studios Administration
    Phone: 407-560-6688 - ask for MGM Management
    Fax: 407-560-1150

    Walt Disney World Guest Communications
    PO Box 10000
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
    EMAIL: wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com

    Mr. Al Weiss
    President of Walt Disney World Resort
    PO Box 10040
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    Phone: (407) 828-3464

    Mr. James A. (Jay) Rasulo
    President of Walt Disney Attractions
    500 South Buena Vista Street
    Burbank, CA 91521

    Mr. Lee Cockerell
    Executive VP of WDW Operations
    1375 Buena Vista Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
    Phone: (407) 934-7287

    Mr. Michael Eisner
    Chief Executive Officer
    Walt Disney Company
    500 South Buena Vista Street
    Burbank, CA 91521

    Thank you SO much! :D
     

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