Disney closes down IMD

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  1. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've learned today from some good friends that work at IMD,
    that Disney is pulling the plug on them at Jan. of 2011.

    Disney Closes down IMD

    I feel really bad for my friends that soon would be unemployed.
     
  2. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bummer. :( 
     
  3. Mr. Sinister

    Mr. Sinister Cat + Sinister = TROUBLE

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    While it is sad that those people are out of work now, those movies were really kinda creepy to begin with.
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

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    What is IMD?
     
  5. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    No surprise there. The guy in charge of Disney has been firing everyone that's responsible for movies that don't perform well. I had a good laugh when the one responsible for G-Force got the boot, I mean, who didn't see that movie would flop? They weren't happy with A Christmas Carol's performance either so of course this happened.
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    This. Those films are also kinda cliched. Sucks for the people who are getting laid off, but it won't be a huge loss for the film industry.
     
  7. shibamura_prime

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    Most will be fine. Most of them probably have well-padded resumes right now. These days if you're well-versed in Maya, Renderman, Lightwave and CG animation like these peeps are you're set.
     
  8. Bumblethumper

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    Too bad. While I didn't care for the technique itself, I thought Beowulf, Monster House, and A Christmas Carol all turned out pretty decent as films, in spite of the uncanny valley.

    Beowulf in particular had the best 3D I've ever seen, and A Christmas Carol, while the story's been done a thousand times, it was worth it to see the flyovers of Victorian London.

    Disney have a pretty bad reputation for starting up/buying over, and then shutting down animation studios over the past few years. Sucks for those who lost their jobs, but I suppose the reality is the business is cyclical.
     
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    I blame timing for that. They released it too damn soon. I mean, who the hell wants to watch a Christmas movie when Halloween just got over with? A Christmas movie should be released at, you know, Christmas time, duh.
     
  10. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Try reading the article. it's informative.

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    Companies always amputate under-performing subsidiaries.

    Plugs shoulda been pulled when G-Force was pitched at a meeting.

    since the company wasn't really inside the Disney family, i can understand why those 450 jobs weren't just reassigned.
    that is sad. but talented people will recover. i hope so.
     
  11. megatronkicksas

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    As long Yellow Submarine is still in production I really don't give a rats ass.
     
  12. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great, another 450 people looking for a job.. ILM, anyone???
     
  13. Dran0n

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    Bummer, dude.
     
  14. Aernaroth

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    Unfortunate as this is, I can't say I've been a fan of IMD, and I hope this move drives Zemeckis back into live action direction, rather than this obsession he's had with nouveaux-rotoscoping.
     
  15. Paxtin

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    Heres to your friend and the others at IMD finding work at a new studio.

    I am kind of in the group of people who think fully motion captured "animated" films are kind of pointless.
    Motion capture only really makes sense to me when you're doing something like Avatar, in where you're going to be having inhuman CGI characters interacting with live actors.
     

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