"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation"
These words were spoken by one man with a dream: Walt Disney. Using what little he had, he created something that everyone of all ages could enjoy -Disneyland & Walt Disney World.
As of July 12, 2015, the 'Magic Of Disney Animation Studio' will officially close its doors.
'Why?' you ask. Well, from my inside sources the Imagineers have been designing a brand new Star Wars Attraction to take its place.
As quoted by Scott Thil, a fellow writer, from Cartoon Brew:
It’s a bittersweet ending for an attraction that introduced many young people to the art of hand-drawn animation and inspired untold numbers of budding artists to consider animation as a career. One of the park’s original offerings after it opened as Disney/MGM Studios in 1989, it gave attendees the chance to watch Disney animators at work.
I must agree with his statement. The newer generations will never truly understand the hard work, dedication and fun that animators had originally gone through to create, to animate and to bring to life their favorite classic films. Yet, if you want to know; let Mushu explain it to you:
"Drawn To Animation" interactive show starring Mushu.
Even for myself, news like this is hard to cope with; some of you may or may not agree with me, which is understandable. Yet, that animation studio was responsible for invigorating most of our childhoods, our lives, our motivation to pick up a pencil and strive to create wonderful animations.
True, for others, they know that the attraction is old and it's time to add something new and fresh that would continue to keep park guests coming. The mixed feelings are something that require deep thought, but it's hard to let go of the idea to destroy a classic and priceless treasure such as this retired 2004 animation studio.
The future has already shown many films with the permanent promise of no more pencil or paper drawings, except for storyboard ideas and/or concept art (if concept art is even done on paper anymore).
Feel free to comment down below and let me & my little lizard know how you feel about this. I respect all opinions but all I ask is that you please respect everyone else's opinions as well.