My 8-year-old heart aches and cracks to hear that Disney has currently given up on making anymore 2-D hand-drawn animated movies. It's only through their "until further notice" that I'm managing to survive through this news.
With their 2-D animation not matching their CGI efforts in the box office, it seems like a wise, childhood wrenching, decision. Considering their last attempts, The Princess and the Frog only made $267M worldwide and Winnie the Pooh just about reaching $33M. You can see why their focus would mainly be on 3-D, with Tangled bringing in $591M and Wreck it Ralph collecting $436M internationally.
On a side note though, since the 2-D artist now have so much time on their hands due to this change, the studios 2-D animation branch has an opening for a summer internship program to be held in Burbank, CA. If you want to sign up, make sure to do it quick! International applications end tomorrow (March 15, 2013), and domesting applications end on April 16, 2013.
For more information, click here.
In the mean time, I'll be quietly sobbing... And re-watching The Little Mermaid (the 2-D animation in that was astounding)
Which classic Disney film will make you miss this artistic craftsmanship the most?