Disney Shuts Down Animation House Disneytoon Studios

Disney is shutting down Disneytoon Studios — the animation house behind many direct-to-video releases and the Planes theatrical movies.

"After much consideration, we have made the decision to end production activity and close Disneytoon Studios," said a Disney spokesperson. It is unclear if there will be layoffs.

The Glendale-based Disneytoon Studios focused on spinoffs and sequels of Disney's hand drawn animations, with titles like Bambi II, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch and Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time.

More recently, Disneytoon was producing CG features in their Fairies franchise, beginning with 2008's Tinker Bell. The ...
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