This has been no surprise to members of Animation Nation, but the closure of Walt Disney Feature in Florida has finally come to pass. It hit the Orlando Sentinel today, making it official in a final way the LA studio never got to enjoy. 600-700 artists and craftsman lost their jobs, but more than that, a great artform is losing another opportunity to pass on what one generation has learned to another.

Two traditional projects are supposedly in the works, but its hard to imagine how that could be, when there is no one around to work on them. My condolences to the Nation members now looking for work, believe me when I say that I know how you feel.

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