Eric Goldberg, who is known as an animator, supervising animator, writer, director, and storyboard artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios told that there are plans for future 2D/hand-drawn Disney animation projects and they “run the gamut from legacy to originals to hybrids, and will include features and series.”
“I’ve been campaigning for a long time to train up people in hand-drawn, and, as the CG films became more and more popular, that idea became less and less important to the studio,” Goldberg said. “But now we have an atmosphere and a group of people who recognize that’s part of the legacy here, and to actually have content that requires hand-drawn animation is absolutely great. Thank goodness we have people who can do both here, but to actually commit to training up a new generation is a wonderful thing and I think perfectly appropriate for [us].” Goldberg said plans for upcoming 2D projects run the gamut from legacy to originals to hybrids and will include features and series.
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