Disney laid off 75 employees in the process of shutting down Disneytoon Studios, the Walt Disney Company’s third animation studio.
No news yet if any of these animators or staff will be transferred to Walt Disney Animation or Pixar, the company’s two remaining animation groups.
Many sequels to Disney classics through the years were produced at this often direct-to-video studio, plus a few original films. Some films, including the “Planes” franchise, received theatrical release.
Beginning with the 1990 “DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp” under the title of Disney MovieToon Studios, Disneytoon created 47 features total, which also include the Tinkerbell “Disney Fairies” series and “A Goofy Movie.”