Monday, December 18, 2006
Remember how joyous everybody as Walt Disney Feature Animation was at the news that John Lassetter and Ed Catmull were being put in charge over the WDFA universe? I do. Well, it’s been a rough few weeks for folks in Burbank. First was the sizeable layoff following the wrap of the Robinson’s film. Then last week Jim Hill Media reports that directors Ron Clements and John Musker’s favorite composer Alan Menken has been pulled off of their Frog Princess 2d animated film and replaced with old Pixar favorite Randy Newman. And then this week Cartoon Brew reports that Chris Sanders has been fired as director from his own pet project film American Dog. And it appears he’s none too happy about it either. Let’s see, layoffs, executive meddling over director’s creative decisions…. is it just me or are Mssrs. Lassetter and Catmull behaving in a way that is eerily similar to previous animation executives at WDFA?
Posted by Keith Lango at 1:20 AM